Original take with same drums as Glass Menagerie and much shorter.
Keep this opener and Southpaw as the closer and have mostly different songs in-between.... and Southpaw Grammer could've been a top 3 solo album.I think that marriage between Shostakovich, Boz & Moz was quite perfect for the time it lasted (= 10 minutes).
As impressive and haunting an opening track as Maladjusted.
I just don’t feel that this track blended well with the rest of the album’ which completely changes gear after Reader.
Indeed, I would also swap some of the in-between songs with the tracks that were added on the enhanced version.Keep this opener and Southpaw as the closer and have mostly different songs in-between.... and Southpaw Grammer could've been a top 3 solo album.
Indeed, I would also swap some of the in-between songs with the tracks that were added on the enhanced version.
Nobody loves us should definitely have been include, as Alain once said.
Ironically, however, the "ouch,iv cracked a rib" line is one that you use repeatedly.ouch,iv just cracked a rib,iv never heard that one before,wank.
A brilliant foreboding opening to Southpaw Grammar, promising depth and intrigue that the rest of the album can't deliver. Some reviewers criticized Morrissey for sympathizing with the teachers instead of the pupils like he did in the eighties, but I thought that was a fresh and valid angle to write a song about.
Stretching the song to 11 minutes is just taking the piss though, 7 minutes should be long enough.
Unless my ears are deceiving me, that sounds like the same vocal take as on the finished version, so I guess this was the original earliest mix which they built around and expanded upon. It just shows just what a good production job Lillywhyte did on the track, as in it's raw form this is pretty uninspiring, and I can easily imagine it being abandoned at this stage.