Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, from Your Arsenal.
What do we think?
I really think you’re far too good for this Mr Shandy. It’s time to live and not existMr Shandy (not I) was the real hooligan, I simply loitered in the background thrilling at the sheer LUSTFULNESS of it all. Oh, Mr Shandy was a sight (Levi 501 jeans, Fred Perry polo shirts, white button down shirts and Crombie jackets) as he rampaged across the terraces of Parks Boundary, Burden and Edgeley prior returning to his spiritual home up in the darker heights of what became the Kippax Stand at Maine Road. Football today, so 'easy' so careful and safe. So pointless. The true hooligans of the 1970s, wherever ye may be - we salute you (and fully expect you to kick our heads in). It's fine.
Yes, I tried to include a clip from Mid90s but the ones on YouTube won't embed here - I guess movie copyright stuff. That's a lovely scene, though.Never imagined hearing this crop up in a skateboarding movie many years later, but it worked quite well.
It's a shame Alain didn't delve in to more detail via the Twitter listening party regarding this track (other than Morrissey shaping the verses).
I'm not sure the recorder (not penny whistle/flute) is overly significant as Boz indicated it was random/free form and done via Ronson and without particularly listening to the track.
Another song in the higher echelons of the collection.
Jesus .... I thought you were describing my bedroom exploitsNot only a simply brilliant track, but Moz's delivery, story telling, & timing are (as ever) impeccable.
It seems mostly quite light & innocent, & almost saunters along in a teasing manner as we await the crescendo. It slowly winds up then reaches the climax & takes on a darker dimension; then before you know it, within 40 seconds, it's all over. A remarkable piece lyrically, & musically, for sure.
'Get off the roof!'
Janice I’m of the sensitive type of men, and I couldn’t knock the skin of a rice pudding..The soundtrack of Carlisle Baz in the early to late 89’s.
A song I often feel reaches a great crescendo and has me barking the the end words out.
I just wish I could enjoy this as a top fan, with a box set, Japanese rarity and vegas 35. And maybe a gold YA
Moz / Janice