I'm with Janice. It's a no from me. It doesn't do anything for me. Like most of CS, it feels...boring. Such an unimaginative word to use to describe a song or an album, but at the same time it's the most fitting.
I like this a lot, actually. It’s very exaggerated and sounds like the soundtrack to an Elvis film dance routine, with the prominent piano and rollicking groove. I also appreciate Moz’s phrasing (“well did you think he was a boogie man?”), inhabiting the showbiz persona really well. Seems to stick out for me, at least: a very enjoyable romp, I think.
Although I don't think it's the best track on CS, I do really like this, & think it's a great cover. I've been a bit unkind re; CS previously, but I've been playing it a lot recently & come to appreciate what a great album it actually is; a bit of self-indulgence from Moz, & full of variety. For me it's all about Moz's voice on CS, which is, frankly, superb throughout. Joe C did some wonderful production on this whole album.
The words are very powerful, and I can imagine that they resonated with Morrissey. The musical arrangements are quite unusual for Morrisse, which makes it a bit of a grower to me. One of the more interesting covers on CS.