Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Public Image"

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Lazy and forgettable non-song. Very poor vocal melody, it sounds like 50 other Moz songs from the same era.
 

Mayfly

Well-Known Member
It feels like a very similar vocal melody to Christian Dior, neither song does much musically and what's a song without music?
I later realized that it was closer to Christian Dior than to This is not your country.
Both are fine b- sides imo, though not the most original soundwise.
 
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Honestly I can say that I didn't know this song. Makes me wonder which lines are sung by the 95% or 5% .
So, 5% is feeling (vulnerability) and 95% thick skin.
 
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Geoffrey Ingram

Active Member
Always liked this song and a few other Quarry b sides like Friday Mourning too.
One interesting line is where he sings
"I had a love and she was...."
How many other songs does her mention a female love?
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Always liked this song and a few other Quarry b sides like Friday Mourning too.
One interesting line is where he sings
"I had a love and she was...."
How many other songs does her mention a female love?
Yeah. He had rarely if ever been that explicit before nor has he since.
 

Ketamine Sun

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Yeah. He had rarely if ever been that explicit before nor has he since.

‘I’m a girl and you’re a boy’

I think we can safely assume that in
a Morrissey song, she and he are interchangeable.

Then again, by singing/using the word ‘she’ he is, even in this song,
playing with his public image, the image his fans have of him.
 
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