Today's song is this Morrissey/Armstrong composition, written for the original Bona Drag sessions but not officially released until the 2010 edition of that album.
What do we think of this one?
tony wilson more faces than the toon clock.Tbh I used to really dislike this one, but over the years it's actually grown on me; however, it pales into relative insignificance when measured against his other, vastly superior, works of art.
Tony Wilson btw?
"Wilson repeatedly turns up at Morrissey concerts and then automatically lambasts me in print or on radio almost as if he enjoys his hatreds more than he enjoys his joys. ‘Let’s face it,’ he says on Australian radio, ‘Morrissey really IS a horrible person.’ Weeks later I am behind the wheel of my sky-blue Jag in Los Angeles, stalled at traffic lights. I spot whom I think to be Jerry Springer walking across the street in front of me (Miller Drive, should you care), but of course it is Urmston’s answer to nothing, and Wilson bows his head towards me and offers a smile – as three-faced as ever he was."
Would have made a great B-Side, but probably not album worthy. I have to say though, I much prefer the mix on the original leaked version, with more stompy Madness feel. The official release seems a bit too 'stripped back'.
Let’s wait and see what fingers has to say about itUnfortunately, this is not a Moz Masterpiece
Agree.. I like it tooYep, agreed, I much prefer this version.
tony wilson more faces than the toon clock.
Here's something I had in my notebook, but can't see on this site.
Kevin Armstrong's own recording of the track:
"Kevin Armstrong has had a stellar career since the early 1980s as sidekick for David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Morrissey, Sinéad O’Connor, Prefab Sprout, Thomas Dolby and host of others. Kevin continues to tour the world with Iggy Pop and has released the solo album RUN in 2018."
(And veering O/T, here's him doing He Knows I'd Love To See Him)