Morrissey A-Z: "Smiler with Knife"

Janice

Well-Known Member
One of the better Tobias efforts and an example of how good Chiccarelli's production can be when he doesn't overclutter the mix with gew-gaws. I hear a bit of "The Man Who Sold The World" in the eBowed guitar line and guiro/woodblock accents.
I’ve just had the Nirvana version of that on 👆
 

Tbevie

Girl afraid
I find the song in general quite slow and dull but I could listen to that wailing guitar outro on a loop for hours.
 

Phranc & Open

Just Frenk!
Atmospherically endeavoured, the song does not reach me at any time. Unfortunately.
 

Flibberty

Well-Known Member
A solid album track and a nice change of pace from much of World Peace.

The vocals and production make the most of a decent piece of songwriting.

In the poll on the Hoffman board it ranked 83rd from 264 solo songs.
 
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