Good song with a unique take on drugs or a drug. So many drug songs are all about partying or over dramatized stories of addiction. Song is a nice guitar pop song and is very catchy. Uniquely enjoyable
Is this song supposed to be about the "one time" Morrissey took Ecstasy?
In any case, it's a quirky and brilliant pop song that only Morrissey could do. 2nd to the last single co-written with Street. It's yet another reminder for me that Morrissey/Street still had much remaining in the creative tank.
ESCAPE FROM VALIUM/RETURN TO VALIUM
True to his word thenAh… it is a pleasure to extricate ourselves form the admittedly wonderful but somewhat narcissistic list of songs whose titles stated with I’m! There was quite a lot to get through.
I haven’t seem the Interesting Drug video in years – it is a bit of a confusing mess, but enjoyable enough. As for the song itself I expect my thoughts will mirror the sentiments of a few others here: not one of his best from those early solo years, but still a lovely little number. I much preferred the B side, as Such A Little Thing Makes A Big Difference is, for me, heavenly. I will not change and I will not be nice!
And ....Just noticed the hearing aid being worn by the boy reading the Dors NME.
Maybe the boy writing ‘Right’ instead of ‘rise’ was Morrissey’s way
of pointing out that even his fans mishear or misinterpret his lyrics.
UNFAIRLY CANCELED then?‘UNFAIRLY DISMISSED’
could just as easily be applied to him today.
This is almost identical to my memory/experience—it was Washington DC instead of Oxford and driving instead of a bus.I remember buying the cassette single in Oxford, taking the bus back and rushing to my room to listen to it - I think it is the very first Morrissey single I bought just when it was out. I liked the song, but I was astonished by Such a little thing AND Sweet and Tender hooligan, which I had never heard before.
It makes me cry at times, to see his early solo stuff. Especially this one.It took me a while to get used to the song at the time, but once you decide to like it, you'll like it forever. I can't agree more with all that's already been said above.
One of his best videos too with a lot of the little details that are very much Morrissey. Like Diane Dors on the NME cover, or the pin of the activist woman which reads "I've never had a job because I've never wanted one", or the dancing next to a board which says "It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat", and of course the last part where they invade a laboratory that performs testing on animals and free the animals. The only thing that I don't quite get is the "Madame Houdini escapologist" writing on the woman's placard.
And least but not least; Morrissey is really gorgeous in the video .
Titting about with Bernard Sumner? Brilliantly expressed!A classic. This is still Smiths Moz, the woman with the badge/bicycle is wearing a Smiths t-shirt too.
If only Johnny hadn't begun titting about with Bernard Sumner and gone back at this point ('89), the door was wide open.