Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, a B-side on the "First of the Gang To Die" single.
What do we think?
There's a kid in my daughter's class at school whose first name is Jenson and his middle name is Interceptor.Of the "Dad" songs it's not as good as "Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice" 6/10 but it's miles above "The Father Who Must Be Killed" 2/10 so I'll give it a 5/10. I did learn what a Jenson Interceptor is so t's not all bad. I'd seen them but didn't know the name.
I thought it was Elvis Costello who said that? (Could be wrong, though.)Do you remember that criticism of Moz in some review where it said something like 'Morrissey writes the most interesting song titles and then forgets to write an interesting song to go with it' ?
That critique was made for his song.
I thought it was Elvis Costello who said that? (Could be wrong, though.)
It's a great song title with some vaguely interesting lyrics (mainly due, as others have noted here, to the perspective being not what you might expect at first glance) but as an overall song...it's not very memorable.
A proper solid b-side, from an era where he almost couldn’t do any wrong. The music’s nothing much, but he manages to pull out a nice little vocal melody, and the lyrics acutely describe the trials and tribulations of the underclass.
This is the kind of that political stuff he really should be doing.
Very true. Personally, I’d say that the working class in ingrained in him, no matter what his bank account and his habits of today says. He lived it and he lived through it. You can’t just shake that off, and I don’t think that’s what he wants. It’s a matter of where your heart lies and what kind of values you have. Same goes for Springsteen.Yeah, but then people will say he doesn’t understand the working class, so he shouldn’t write songs like this. To some, he can’t win can he.