Who would have known that living in the La-la Los Angeles would have focused Morrissey's sharp wit and ability for biting commentary? This first single off of his first album in 7 years is defiantly proud of his heritage and laments the blind devotion his home country has to the royal family.
The B-sides, as is often the case with Moz, could have very easily found themselves on the album. "Munich Air Disaster 1958" pays tribute to an event that deserves national remembrance. "The Never Played Symphonies" is Morrissey at his self-introspective, wistful self. "It's Hard to Walk Tall When Your Small" should be on the soundtrack to the next film about Napoleon Bonaparte.