Today's song is this Morrissey/Manzur composition from the WPINOYB album. (The second clip shows Cassady and Ginsberg chatting away at a bookstore event in 1965 - great fun!)
What do we think of this one?
Yes, it's the rap-style delivery in that section that intrigues me, too. The lyrics do verge on gibberish but Morrissey's latter-day obsession with close, tight-knit rhymes is so similar to the style of a lot of hip hop lyrics, it's weird!Don’t mind this song at all - it’s actually quite good! The little synth intro leads into some - admittedly overused - crunchy guitars, but instead of the track becoming an uphill slog like it may have done in the Ringleader era for example, Chicarrelli enlivens the mix with whirring and burbling synths and other effects to keep the staccato lick going. Also, while most of the lyrics are ridiculous, Moz’s intriguing rap-style delivery also sets this one apart from many others, and his wordless crooning near to the end is also great. The extended ending begins well, but - as “extended” suggests - does feel a little overdone: no one would’ve minded if it was a bit shorter. Overall, though, a pretty underrated track. It isn’t one of the absolute best on World Peace but doesn’t touch the bottom either.
I was with you , until you said " rap" as that is just lazy . There is nothing "rap" about it . In my mind. Its more Mark E Smith , more "scat" jazzA stand out track from WP, for me..
Love all the guitars.
Lyrically it’s bonkers but works, can cope with the rap bit as well.
his voice is good on this,its different,rap bit doesnt bother me,its experimenting with different styles.
love world peace,great album.
8 rabies/10 scabies.