Today's song is this Morrissey/Boorer composition - the lead single from the Years of Refusal album, reaching #21 in the UK Singles chart.
What do we think?
I think the death mask make up could be a nod to the stone and steel buildings he's singing about. Perhaps indicating that he sometimes sees himself as a cold, unfeeling object rather than a feeling Human Being.Me and he simply ADORE this one. In his cups, tippy-toeing from the Lower Turks on Shudehill, Sullivan was once moved to sing his own 'I'm throwing my arms around Prestwich' version which caused something of a stir, I can tell you. THIS is a delightful song - a companion piece to 'Christian Dior' and sits nicely along later late pieces referencing Rome and Italy. The dogs in the video are revolting beasts and what on EARTH was the death-mask make-up all about? What a ham - Norma Desmond via Upper Mosley Street.