Barbarism Begins At Home (single)

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THE SMITHS Single
Name Barbarism Begins At Home
Release
Length
Recorded
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer
Art work 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 UK #
Single chronology
Shakespeare's Sister
Barbarism Begins At Home
The Headmaster Ritual

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

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

No, a crack on the head Is what you get for not asking And a crack on the head Is what you get for asking

A crack on the head Is just what you get Why, because of who you are And a crack on the head Is just what you get Why, because of what you are A crack on the head Because of The things you said That you said The things you did

Unruly boys Who will not grow Must be taken in hand Unruly girls Who will not grow They must be taken in hand

Ah, oh, no, oh, no Ah, oh, no, oh, no No, no, no, no Ah, oh, no, oh, no Ah, oh, no, oh, no No, no, no

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 82

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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

"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.