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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = Suedehead
 
| Name = Suedehead
| Total Length = 3:54<br>3:35 (Mael Mix)
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| Total Length = 3:54<br>6:37 (Mael Mix)<br>3:35 (Mael Mix, 2012)
 
| Recorded = Autumn-Winter 1987
 
| Recorded = Autumn-Winter 1987
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Street
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Street
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| Art = Geri Caulfield (cover)<br>Kevin Cummins (Mael Mix cover)
 
| Art = Geri Caulfield (cover)<br>Kevin Cummins (Mael Mix cover)
 
| Vinyl Etching = DREAMS...ARE JUST...DREAMS
 
| Vinyl Etching = DREAMS...ARE JUST...DREAMS
| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (USA)<br>[[EMI Records]] (Mael Mix)
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| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)<br>[[EMI Records]] (Mael Mix)
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD, 10" Vinyl Picture Disc (Mael Mix), Digital download (Mael Mix)
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD, 10" Vinyl Picture Disc (Mael Mix), Digital download (Mael Mix)
| Release = 27 February 1988
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| Release = 27 February 1988<br>24 January 2006 (Mael Mix)<br>21 April 2012 (Mael Mix, 2012)
 
| Chart = UK #5
 
| Chart = UK #5
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
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| Next = Everyday Is Like Sunday
 
| Next = Everyday Is Like Sunday
 
| NextLink = Everyday Is Like Sunday (single)
 
| NextLink = Everyday Is Like Sunday (single)
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| Reissue = true
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| ReissueDescription = (Mael Mix)
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| ReissuePrevious = Glamorous Glue
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| ReissuePreviousLink = Glamorous Glue (single)
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| ReissueNext =The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (Reissue)
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| ReissueNextLink = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
 
}}
 
}}
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
"Suedehead was [[Morrissey|Morrissey's]] debut single as a solo artist. Released on 27 February 1988 by HMV Records, the single came a mere nine weeks after [[The Smiths]]' single "[[Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (single)|Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me]]" from their final album, ''[[Strangeways, Here We Come]]''. "Suedehead" was produced and co-wrote by [[Stephen Street]], and was the first single released from Morrissey's debut album, ''[[Viva Hate]]''.  
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"'''Suedehead'''" was [[Morrissey|Morrissey's]] debut single as a solo artist. Released on 27 February 1988 by HMV Records, the single came a mere nine weeks after [[The Smiths]]' single "[[Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (single)|Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me]]" from their final album, ''[[Strangeways, Here We Come]]''. "Suedehead" was produced and co-wrote by [[Stephen Street]], and was the first single released from Morrissey's debut album, ''[[Viva Hate]]''.  
  
 
===Recording===
 
===Recording===
  
Recording for ''Viva Hate'' commenced at The Wool Hall studios in Bath, England in early October and would last until late December. During the one of the sessions, EMI executives stopped by the studio to check up on the recording progress, to which Street played them a rough mix of "Suedehead". The executives responded positively which, according to Street, gave he and Morrissey a better sense of freedom with the album and the confidence that they were heading in the right direction.
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Recording for ''Viva Hate'' commenced at The Wool Hall studios in Bath, England in early October and would last until late December. During one of the sessions, EMI executives stopped by the studio to check up on the recording progress, to which Street played them a rough mix of "Suedehead". The executives responded positively which, according to Street, gave he and Morrissey a better sense of freedom with the album and the confidence that they were heading in the right direction.
  
 
===Release===
 
===Release===
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| 01 = Suedehead
 
| 01 = Suedehead
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
| 01-duration = 3:54 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:54
 
| 02 = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02 = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02link = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02link = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
| 02-duration = 2:01 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:01
 
| 03 = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03 = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03link = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03link = Hairdresser On Fire
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| 01 = Suedehead
 
| 01 = Suedehead
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
| 01-duration = 3:54 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:54
 
| 02 = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02 = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02link = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
 
| 02link = I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
| 02-duration = 2:01 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:01
 
| 03 = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03 = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03link = Hairdresser On Fire
 
| 03link = Hairdresser On Fire
| 03-duration = 3:51 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 03-duration = 3:51
 
| 04 = Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
 
| 04 = Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
 
| 04link = Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
 
| 04link = Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
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}}
 
}}
  
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===Mael / Sparks Mix===
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"Suedehead", as remixed by Ron and Russell Mael of [[Sparks]] (6:37) was released on the Rhino Records UK compilation ''[http://www.rhino.co.uk/artists/product,artist_3491.htm Future Retro]'' (Jan. 24, 2006)<ref name="ms20060111"/>.
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From the Sparks mailing list (April, 2005)<ref name="ms20050411"/>:
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:THE MAELS MIX MOZ
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:Ron and Russell were invited to take part in a themed remix album called The 80’s Remixed on which various artists get to remix another compatible or comparative artist whom they admire. Warner Bros. gave the Maels the choice of remixing a Smiths song or a Morrissey song. They chose to do a unique and extreme 6-1/2 minute remix of “Suedehead”, and Moz happily gave them his blessing. The masterful Mael mix is heavy on vocals and set to a completely different chord progression. The label was gracious enough to let Ron and Russell do their own thing, sparing them the horror of doing a redundant club mix. The album will be released in the UK in April.
  
 
===10" Picture Disc/Digital Download ===
 
===10" Picture Disc/Digital Download ===
  
On 21 April 2012, in celebration of Record Store Day, EMI released a limited edition 10" picture disc, and a subsequent digital download on 23 April, of "Suedehead", as remixed by Ron and Russell Mael of [[Sparks]]. The single also feature two previously unreleased BBC live versions of "[[We'll Let You Know]]" and "[[Now My Heart Is Full (single)|Now My Heart Is Full]]", recorded at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in February 1995.
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On 21 April 2012, in celebration of Record Store Day, EMI released a limited edition 10" picture disc, and a subsequent digital download on 23 April, of "Suedehead" (Mael Mix), edited down from the original version released in 2006 from 6:37 to 3:35. The single also feature two previously unreleased BBC live versions of "[[We'll Let You Know]]" and "[[Now My Heart Is Full (single)|Now My Heart Is Full]]", recorded at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in February 1995.
  
 
UK - [Liberty 10LBF15461]
 
UK - [Liberty 10LBF15461]
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| 01 = Suedehead (Mael Mix)
 
| 01 = Suedehead (Mael Mix)
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
 
| 01link = Suedehead (single)
| 01-duration = 3:35 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:35
| 02 = We'll Let You Know [Live]
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| 02 = We'll Let You Know
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| 02app = [Live - 26 February 1995, BBC Theatre]
 
| 02link = We'll Let You Know
 
| 02link = We'll Let You Know
 
| 02-duration = 4:13 (Morrissey/[[Alain Whyte|Whyte]])
 
| 02-duration = 4:13 (Morrissey/[[Alain Whyte|Whyte]])
| 03 = Now My Heart Is Full [Live]
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| 03 = Now My Heart Is Full
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| 03app = [Live - 26 February 1995, BBC Theatre]
 
| 03link = Now My Heart Is Full (single)
 
| 03link = Now My Heart Is Full (single)
 
| 03-duration = 4:55 (Morrissey/[[Boz Boorer|Boorer]])
 
| 03-duration = 4:55 (Morrissey/[[Boz Boorer|Boorer]])
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}}
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== Lyrics ==
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{{lyrics
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|Why do you come here
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And why, why do you hang around?
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I'm so sorry
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I'm so sorry
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Why do you come here
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When you know it makes
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Things hard for me?
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When you know, oh
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Why do you come?
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Why do you telephone
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And why send me silly notes?
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I'm so sorry
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I'm so sorry
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Why do you come here
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When you know it makes
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Things hard for me?
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When you know, oh
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Why do you come?
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You had to sneak into my room
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'Just' to read my diary
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It was just to see, just to see
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All the things you knew
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I'd written about you
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Oh so many illustrations
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Oh but I'm so very sickened
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Oh, I am so sickened NOW
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay, it was a good lay
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It was a good lay, good lay, good lay
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It was a good lay...
 
}}
 
}}
  
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* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
* [[Stephen Street]] - Bass guitar, guitars<br>
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* [[Vini Reilly]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], [[Keyboardists|Keyboards]]<br>
* [[Vini Reilly]] - Guitars, keyboard<br>
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* [[Stephen Street]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]], guitars<br>
* [[Andrew Paresi]] - Drums<br>
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* [[Andrew Paresi]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]<br>
 
* John Metcalfe - Viola<br>
 
* John Metcalfe - Viola<br>
 
* Fenella Barton - Violin<br>
 
* Fenella Barton - Violin<br>
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* Robert Wollard - Cello<br>
 
* Robert Wollard - Cello<br>
 
* Rachel Maguire - Cello<br>
 
* Rachel Maguire - Cello<br>
* Producer - Stephen Street<br>
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* [[Producers|Producer]] - Stephen Street<br>
 
* Assistant Engineer - Steve Williams<br>
 
* Assistant Engineer - Steve Williams<br>
 
* Art co-ordination - [[Jo Slee]]<br>
 
* Art co-ordination - [[Jo Slee]]<br>
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* Photography - Geri Caulfield<br>
 
* Photography - Geri Caulfield<br>
  
== Sleeve Artwork ==
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==Music Video==
<gallery  perrow="6">
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjeMWCa716E</youtube>
  File:Suedehead.jpg | Original cover art. (1988)
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===Credits===
File:Suedehead_mael.JPG | Mael Mix cover. (2012)
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* Directed by [[Tim Broad]]
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = Morrissey | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
  
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== Related Items ==
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* [http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/disc/suedehead.htm "Suedehead" discography] - Passions Just Like Mine
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suedehead "Suedehead" Wikipedia page] - Wikipedia
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* [http://www.vulgarpicture.com/m1988.html "Suedehead" 1988 release info/scans] - Vulgar Picture
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* [http://motorcycleaupairboy.com/disc/suede.htm "Suedehead" info/quotes] - The Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMTWN5fDoA "Suedehead" UK TV ad with voiceover by John Peel] - YouTube link [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/126604-This-might-be-very-old-I-have-no-idea posted by Uncleskinny / Morrissey-solo Forums]
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/content/726-Suedehead-(Mael-Mix)-released-(UK-April-21-2012) "Suedehead" (Mael Mix) released (UK - April 21, 2012)] - Morrissey-solo (Apr. 21, 2012)
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/16642-quot-Suedehead-quot-filming-Fairmount-Indiana-photos-from-1988-are-HERE "Suedehead" filming / Fairmont Indiana photos by Kevin Cavanaugh from 1988] - Morrissey-solo forums, [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=03/03/20/1734225 original story from Kevin Cavanaugh] (Mar. 20, 2003).
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/32663-Suedehead-video  Morrissey's nephew Sam Rayner in "Suedehead".] - post by sensible, Morrissey-solo forums (July 26, 2004).
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/42000-The-camera-that-Morrissey-uses-in-quot-Suedehead-quot  The camera that Morrissey uses in "Suedehead".] - post by Librarian on Fire, Morrissey-solo forums (Feb. 1, 2005).
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/90128-Morrissey-leaves-his-mark-in-Fairmount-IN Morrissey leaves his mark in Fairmount, IN] - post by mozmal, Morrissey-solo forums (Aug. 31, 2008).
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=00/12/23/1020227 Bloodhound Gang choose Morrissey videos on MTV2] - Morrissey-solo (Dec. 23, 2000)
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=01/06/28/0416234 The Donnas' guitarist mentions "Suedehead" as favorite song] - Morrissey-solo (June 28, 2001)
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/07/1455213 Robbie Williams threatens paparazzi with Morrissey] - Morrissey-solo (Dec. 7, 2004)
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=05/01/29/1515214 ESPN Sports Guy names "Suedehead" #2 song of the 80's] - Morrissey-solo (Jan. 30, 2005)
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* [http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=07/07/17/1636231 Russell Brand stand-up tour - pre-show Mozza warm up.] - Morrissey-solo (July 17, 2007)
  
</gallery>
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== References ==
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<references>
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<ref name="ms20050411">{{cite |
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title="Suedehead" - remix by Sparks to be released on "The 80's Remixed" (April) | desc=News post | date=2005-04-11 | auth=Sven68| pub=Morrissey-solo | url=http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=05/04/11/150209 | dom=morrissey-solo.com | type=ext }}
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</ref>
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<ref name="ms20060111">{{cite |
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title=Future Retro (out Jan. 24) includes "Suedehead" (Sparks mix,) listening party stream | desc=News post | date=2005-04-11 | auth=presley1| pub=Morrissey-solo | url=http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=06/01/11/1610259 | dom=morrissey-solo.com | type=ext }}
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</ref>
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</references>

Latest revision as of 01:29, 8 March 2020

Cover art
Mael Mix 10" picture disc.
MORRISSEY Single
Name Suedehead
Release 27 February 1988
24 January 2006 (Mael Mix)
21 April 2012 (Mael Mix, 2012)
Length 3:54
6:37 (Mael Mix)
3:35 (Mael Mix, 2012)
Recorded Autumn-Winter 1987
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street
Art work Geri Caulfield (cover)
Kevin Cummins (Mael Mix cover)
Vinyl Etching DREAMS...ARE JUST...DREAMS
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
EMI Records (Mael Mix)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD, 10" Vinyl Picture Disc (Mael Mix), Digital download (Mael Mix)
Chart position UK #5
Single chronology
Suedehead
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Single (Mael Mix) chronology
Glamorous Glue
Suedehead
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (Reissue)

Information

"Suedehead" was Morrissey's debut single as a solo artist. Released on 27 February 1988 by HMV Records, the single came a mere nine weeks after The Smiths' single "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" from their final album, Strangeways, Here We Come. "Suedehead" was produced and co-wrote by Stephen Street, and was the first single released from Morrissey's debut album, Viva Hate.

Recording

Recording for Viva Hate commenced at The Wool Hall studios in Bath, England in early October and would last until late December. During one of the sessions, EMI executives stopped by the studio to check up on the recording progress, to which Street played them a rough mix of "Suedehead". The executives responded positively which, according to Street, gave he and Morrissey a better sense of freedom with the album and the confidence that they were heading in the right direction.

Release

Upon release, "Suedehead" reached the #5 slot in the UK charts. With the momentum of a hit single, two weeks later Viva Hate was released and debuted at #1 on the charts.

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [HMV POP1618]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 27907-7]

  1. Suedehead – 3:54 (Morrissey/Street)
  2. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name – 2:01 (Morrissey/Street)

12" Vinyl

UK - [HMV 12POP1618]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 20877-0]

  1. Suedehead – 3:54
  2. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name – 2:01
  3. Hairdresser On Fire – 3:51 (Morrissey/Street)

CD Single

UK - [HMV CDPOP1618]

Mael / Sparks Mix

"Suedehead", as remixed by Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks (6:37) was released on the Rhino Records UK compilation Future Retro (Jan. 24, 2006)[1].

From the Sparks mailing list (April, 2005)[2]:

THE MAELS MIX MOZ
Ron and Russell were invited to take part in a themed remix album called The 80’s Remixed on which various artists get to remix another compatible or comparative artist whom they admire. Warner Bros. gave the Maels the choice of remixing a Smiths song or a Morrissey song. They chose to do a unique and extreme 6-1/2 minute remix of “Suedehead”, and Moz happily gave them his blessing. The masterful Mael mix is heavy on vocals and set to a completely different chord progression. The label was gracious enough to let Ron and Russell do their own thing, sparing them the horror of doing a redundant club mix. The album will be released in the UK in April.

10" Picture Disc/Digital Download

On 21 April 2012, in celebration of Record Store Day, EMI released a limited edition 10" picture disc, and a subsequent digital download on 23 April, of "Suedehead" (Mael Mix), edited down from the original version released in 2006 from 6:37 to 3:35. The single also feature two previously unreleased BBC live versions of "We'll Let You Know" and "Now My Heart Is Full", recorded at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in February 1995.

UK - [Liberty 10LBF15461]

  1. Suedehead (Mael Mix) – 3:35
  2. We'll Let You Know [Live - 26 February 1995, BBC Theatre] – 4:13 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  3. Now My Heart Is Full [Live - 26 February 1995, BBC Theatre] – 4:55 (Morrissey/Boorer)

Lyrics

Why do you come here

And why, why do you hang around? I'm so sorry I'm so sorry

Why do you come here When you know it makes Things hard for me? When you know, oh Why do you come?

Why do you telephone And why send me silly notes? I'm so sorry I'm so sorry

Why do you come here When you know it makes Things hard for me? When you know, oh Why do you come?

You had to sneak into my room 'Just' to read my diary It was just to see, just to see All the things you knew I'd written about you Oh so many illustrations

Oh but I'm so very sickened Oh, I am so sickened NOW It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, good lay It was a good lay, it was a good lay It was a good lay, good lay, good lay It was a good lay...

Personnel

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 343

Morrissey live history:

... further results



Appears On


Cover Versions


Related Items

References

  1. presley1. (2005-04-11). Future Retro (out Jan. 24) includes "Suedehead" (Sparks mix,) listening party stream. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  2. Sven68. (2005-04-11). "Suedehead" - remix by Sparks to be released on "The 80's Remixed" (April). Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.