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The Draize Train

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THE SMITHS song
Name The Draize Train
Album/single Panic (single)
Length 5:08
Writer/composer Johnny Marr
Producer John Porter
Release July 1986
Recorded May 1986

Information

Morrissey via NME, Feb. 13, '88:

"I was... asked to write words for... 'The Draize Train', which I thought was the weakest thing Johnny had ever done. Geoff Travis came to see me one day with the tape of it and said, 'It's the best thing Johnny's written and it's a Number One single if you put words to it'. But I said, 'No, Geoff, it's not right'. So, yes, there was pressure to write lyrics, but I thought they were better as they were."


Marr via Guitar Player, 1990:

"I've got an Epiphone Coronet with one pickup, and I string it with the high strings from a 12-string set. It's a really zingy, trebly guitar. I used that on a lot of things that people think are 12-string... I also used it on the studio version of 'The Draize Train,' along with two Rickenbackers. I was working with Alan Rogan, the famed English guitar technician. He said, 'Well, if you want a Pete Townshend sound, I'll bring down two of Pete's guitars.' I don't know whether Pete knows about that!"

Lyrics

Instrumental only

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 11

The Smiths live history:

... further results

Play count (Morrissey concert): 0


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