Barbarism Begins At Home (single)

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THE SMITHS Single
Name Barbarism Begins At Home
Release February 1985 (Album)
April 1985 (Single)
Not released in the UK until 1988 on CD
Length 6:55 (Album version)
3:53 (Single version)
Recorded Circa late 1984
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Johnny Marr
Stephen Street (Recording Engineer)
Art work Cover star: Viv Nicholson image taken from her book: "Spend Spend Spend" (1977)
Vinyl Etching THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES
Publisher Rough Trade Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position Wasn't a UK single release
Single chronology
Shakespeare's Sister
Barbarism Begins At Home
The Headmaster Ritual

Information

12" Vinyl

Germany - [Rough Trade RTD 021 T]

  1. Barbarism Begins At Home – 7:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:37 (Morrissey/Marr)

12" Vinyl UK Promo

UK - [Rough Trade RTT 171]

  1. Barbarism Begins At Home – 7:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Barbarism Begins At Home – 3:48 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD

UK - [Rough Trade RTT 171CD]

  1. Barbarism Begins At Home – 7:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
  2. Shakespeare's Sister – 2:09 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Stretch Out And Wait – 2:44 (Morrissey/Marr)

Lyrics

Unruly boys who will not grow up must be taken in hand Unruly girls who will not settle down they must be taken in hand

A crack on the head is what you get for not asking and a crack on the head is what you get for asking

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 82

The Smiths live history:

... further results


Play count (Morrissey concert): 0



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Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Cello - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer - Stephen Street
  • Guitar, Piano - Johnny Marr
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Mastered By - Günter Pauler
  • Music By - Johnny Marr
  • Producer - The Smiths
  • Sleeve, Voice, Words By - Morrissey

Notes

- Many copies came with a glued white sticker "810 088-100" on the front.

©1985 ℗1985 Recorded in Liverpool, October 1984 and Surrey, January 1985

Engineered by Stephan Street [mistype on both labels]

From the LP »Meat is Murder« (RTD 28) [printed on A-label]

[Additionally printed on the sleeve without the double quotes] "Cover Star: VIV NICHOLSON in ‘Viv At The Pithead’ (Courtesy of Syndication International): Here is Viv with suitcase before going to Malta on a later spending-spree after tragedy had almost robbed her of what remained of her fortune"

"All god's Children Got Wings"

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Cover star: VIV NICHOLSON in 'Viv At The Pithead' (courtesy of syndication International). "Here is Viv with suitcase before going to Malta on a later spending-spree after tragedy had almost robbed her of what remained of her fortune.".

Recorded in Liverpool, October 1984 and at Ridge Farm, Surrey, January 1985.

"Barbarism Begins At Home" From the LP >>Meat Is Murder<< (RTD28)

c 1985 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Cover star: VIV NICHOLSON in 'Viv At The Pithead' (courtesy of Syndication International). "Here is Viv with suitcase before going to Malta on a later spending-spree after tragedy had almost robbed her of what remained of her fortune".

Recorded in Liverpool, October 1984 and at Ridge Farm, Surrey, January 1985.

℗ 1988 Rough Trade Records Ltd. © 1985 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Made in France

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Wikipedia Information

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"Barbarism Begins at Home" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Featured on their second studio album, Meat Is Murder (1985), it was given an initial limited release in Germany and Italy in April 1985 but was not released as a single in the UK until 1988. It is known for Andy Rourke's funk-inspired repetitive bassline synced with Johnny Marr's funk riff, with few alterations during the track.