For years I thought Morrissey was singing 'Den', rather than the 'Glenn' of the lyric sheet?
Anyway - I agree it's probably nearer the bottom of their repertoire (I wonder if they just quickly tossed this off in the studio after realizing that the so-called 'Heavy Track' wasn't working?) - but come on! It's got a raunchy pacey rhythm, that bouncy tricky octave bassline from Andy, some rockabilly guitars, Johnny doing vocals, and Morrissey ending the song with a belch. All in two minutes! Incidentally - I wonder how Moz achieved the gaseous explosion - was he guzzling Happy Shopper brand Cola in the vocal booth between takes?
Fun stuff, and had the band gone on tour for this release I'm sure this would have been a live favorite, which may also have been a consideration when writing it (we know from that US radio interview with Johnny a couple of weeks before the split, that a tour was definitely planned).
It's a pretty good song. A good tune, an intriguing lyric, an imaginative arrangement and plenty of energy. And I love the way it blends into the strummy delights of I Won't Share You. But it's still one of the lower ranking Smiths songs which goes to show just how great they were.
It's not my least favourite by any means, though. There are probably 10 or so that I like less.