Today's song is this Morrissey/Street composition, recorded during the Viva Hate sessions but not released until the 2010 reissue of Bona Drag.
What do we think of this one?
The intro is Near Wild Heaven rip-off.To use a horribly outdated adjective, this song is kind of adorkable. It's just a really sweet throwback to that Smiths sound (I'm also picking up some early R.E.M. jangle in Street's composition) with some cute lyrics and one or two vocal melody parts that almost soar, but never quite do. And the whole concept of needing to be saved from life itself is quintessential Morrissey. Love it!
The intro is Near Wild Heaven rip-off.
Schoolboy blunder alert - Lifeguard on Duty easily predates Near Wild HeavenThe intro is Near Wild Heaven rip-off.
Life-guard, save me from life. Trying waaaaay too hard.
Vocal is lovely though.
NWH was 1991 apparently, whereas LOD was written 1987, according to PJLM.Schoolboy blunder alert - Lifeguard on Duty easily predates Near Wild Heaven
Yeah I was thinking more like Murmur era stuff, sound-wise. But just a general vibe, nothing specific.Schoolboy blunder alert - Lifeguard on Duty easily predates Near Wild Heaven