Striptease With A Difference

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  1. butley

    butley Active Member

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    Do we think this track will ever see the light of Day? It was from the Bona Drag era wasn't it, so why wasn't it on the re-issue?
    It is one of my favourite unreleased Morrissey songs.
    Heigh ho
     
  2. Electrophone

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    I don't understand this either. It seemed a perfect time to include it on the new version of Bona Drag but instead we get crap like 'Oh Phoney'. Another wasted oppourtunity and another reissue ruined by thoughtless track selection.
     
  3. Emotional Guide Dog

    Emotional Guide Dog Chairman Of The Bored

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    It's going to be on either the Kill Uncle or Your Arsenal re-issue.

    Well, he might as well re-release the lot.
     
  4. Raphael Lambach

    Raphael Lambach Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Morrissey doesn't like it enough to put it on a re-issue. Or he's keeping for another release - a good way of making money.
     
  5. Qvist

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    I agree, it's mystifying. Not only is it a vastly better song than any of the new tracks included on Bona Drag, it's better than most of the songs on the original Bona Drag. One of the better songs he's recorded, in fact.

    cheers
     
  6. CrystalGeezer

    CrystalGeezer My secret's my enzyme.

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    I fully encourage Morrissey to lose at a game of Strip Solitaire and email me the pics. kthx!
     
  7. marred

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    Not that I think Bona Drag should've ever been re released but if it had to be then the track listing should've been...

    Piccadilly Palare (Original Short version)
    Interesting Drug
    November Spawned a Monster (not the 2nd)
    Will Never Marry (long version)
    Such a little thing makes such a big difference
    The Last of the Famous International Playboys
    Ouija Board, Ouija Board (Original long version)
    Hairdresser on Fire
    Everyday is like Sunday
    He knows I'd love to see him
    Yes, I am blind
    Lucky Lisp
    Suedehead
    Disappointed

    Extra Tracks:

    Striptease with a Difference
    Oh Phoney (not new crappy one)
    Born to hang
    Please help the cause against loneliness
    I know very well how I got my name (classical guitar version)

    The sleeve was fine so throw the new one in the toilet. While you're at it Moz each Bona Drag should have come with a t shirt with one of the singles printed on it like the old days :)

    t shirt mate, t shirt mate, t shirt mate, t shirt mate....
     
  8. roky

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    Does anyone remember, I guess it was late 90's early 00 before Michael Legg released Striptease when we were all talking about if it existed or not. Then someone on soulseek I think, put up a track that the very beginning 10 seconds or so had this soft Morrissey like music, then went into this raunchy stripper music with a cow mooing. That is pretty much the only way to describe it.
    Does anyone else remember that time in Moz history?
     
  9. georgejallen

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    A quick read of the Mozipedia tells me that Morrissey seemed to despise this song. When a fan mentioned it at a press conference he was astonished that they had even heard of it.
     
  10. joe frady

    joe frady Vile Refusenik

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    Morrissey should be careful who he gabs too then. He broached the subject of the song in a wonderful interview with Nick Kent for 'The Face' back in March 1990 Morrissey: Has He Lost His Grip?
    Mind you, I'm not too surprised he doesn't remember it. I think he and Kent were on quality pharmaceuticals at the time.
     
  11. Emotional Guide Dog

    Emotional Guide Dog Chairman Of The Bored

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    I'd like Born To Hang to be on a re-issue more than Striptease to be honest.
     
  12. murder and desire

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    He shouldn't have been that astonished, he had mentioned the song in an interview in The Face, it wasn't a secrete.
     
  13. marred

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    A secrete? Is that a secret set in concrete? :)
     
  14. dave.jay1@ntlworld.com

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    ...I have heard this song, and I tend to agree with Morrissey...it should never see the light of day officially, in my humble opinion...It is not exactly "Play this at my Funeral" material....surely only of interest to Fans, but I don't think it's an essential addition to anyones collection...
    Mind you, I suppose it "Works" on the "Born to Hang" compilation thingy....ermmm....getting confuzzled now...:crazy:
     
  15. Qvist

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    I completely disagree. I think it's a very catchy pop-song, with obvious melodic qualities that exceed the majority of songs Morrissey has recorded. I can think of at least a couple of his studio albums on which it would have been the best song, of included. It should even have had some hit potential. Also, the lyrics are extremeley funny. It may sound more like a madness song than a Morrissey song, but I don't mind that. By comparison, most of the extra tracks on the BD reissue could have been safely consigned to the dustbin of history at no great loss even to fans, in my opinion. But that's the vagaries of taste for you I suppose. :)

    cheers
     
  16. prisoner77

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    I really like Striptease and rate it above the messy stuff cobbled on to the reissue.
     
  17. Gregor Samsa

    Gregor Samsa A soul full of loathing

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    Striptease is great pop. Like someone said it has obvious melodic qualities. And good hulmerist lyrics.
    Songs like The bed took fire and November the 2nd weren't really interesting when we first heard them all those years ago and they certainly aren't worthy of official release.
    Re-issue extra tracks should always be exclusive tracks (or at least hard-to-get tracks).
     
  18. Soil Falling Over

    Soil Falling Over Happy outsider

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    For those of us who haven't heard it...... Tips???
     
  19. Qvist

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    Yeah - the Downloads section.

    cheers
     
  20. death below the stairs

    death below the stairs New Member

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    I think he/her was playing with words
     
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