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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known primarily as Morrissey, is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the UK but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom on ten occasions. ... Read more in Amazon's Morrissey Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Dec. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000024KBK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Our Frank
2. Asian Rut
3. Sing Your Life
4. Mute Witness
5. King Leer
6. Found Found Found
7. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
8. The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
9. (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
10. There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends

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MORRISSEY Kill Uncle (1991 UK 10-track CD the second solo album fold-out lyric picture sleeve. Although this is just a normal issue of the CD album this copy has a satin Photo pass for a show at the Forum on the 14th November 1999 attached to the back of the sleeve!)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sheridan Whiteside on 29 April 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As most Moz fans know, 1991's "Kill Uncle" usually along with 1997's underwhelming "Maladjusted" are frequently described as the runt of the litter by most reviewers and fans alike. While "Maldjusted" is flawed and seems to be Moz going through the motions, with little creativity, lyrical greatness or the wit in which he is usually associated. After "Maladjusted" Moz took a 7 year break, something had to give and the break rejuvinated him. But "Kill Uncle" has none of these complaints. Moz isn't going through the motions, he was trying something new, a sort of mixture of 'Super-Pop' Morrissey with a splash of Rockabilly (though this would be fully realised later). Morrissey was working with new songwriting partners in ex-Fairground Attraction's axe man and musician Mark E. Nevin and Madness producer and "Kill Uncle's" producer Clive Langer. So quite why this album has been derided through the years is a mystery to me. Yes there are some fey tracks (King Leer, The Harsh Truth...) and yes it's a little on the short side (Original release is 33:06, this version is 37:56). But the album is brimming full of hidden gems and has Moz in overall, buoyent mood and singing very well. It also has a handful of underrated Moz gems (Driving Your Girlfriend Home, Asian Rut, Found Found Found and Sing Your Life, which curiously, even though it was a single, has never featured on any Moz compilation except the US only realease "Best of"). While after the album's release the backing band of "Rockabilly" players, Boz Boorer, Alain Whyte, Gary Day and Spencer Cobrin gave some of the light tracks added weight and a live zest, for the most part this album has been shunned. Crucially also by Moz at live dates rarely plays anything from the album.Read more ›
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By pete on 29 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
kill uncle is the album i most revisit...Morrissey at his saddest, mournful, self aware and introspective- it may not be the smiths, but its theatrical sound is bizarrely underrated.

My favourite ones would be-
asian rut- camp and theatrical telling of a bullied asian boy who turns up for revenge
king leer- morrissey's suggestion that 'tizer' might not be the best choice to woo a girlll
driving your girlfriend home- noone would write a song like this, its so resigned to loneliness its painful how he accepts it
harsh truth of the camera eye- one of my favourites just for the line- 'Churchillian legs, hair barely there...'

Ignore the haters they havent gorra clue. Its morrissey when he enjoyed subtlety rather than power chords and chest beating.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Foxley on 20 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought 'Kill Uncle' on a whim, not being particularly aware of its reputation, and was surprised to see that it wasn't very well thought of by many fans. Needless to say, I loved it - tracks like the catchy opener 'Our Frank' are as good as anything he's done elsewhere, and the trademark black humour is there in spades. It's possibly not the best place to start if you're looking to explore Morrissey's solo work as a novice, but it's certainly well worth checking out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By thom on 3 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
after reading plenty of negative reviews about Kill Uncle, i was a little reluctant to buy it.. but i'm very glad i did.

i recognise that this is down to personal preference but i love the whole atmosphere and production of this morrissey album in particular. The lyrics are sometimes unusual, which again whether you like or not is your preference.

Our Frank sets the mood. Mute Witness is a highlight with the great lyric 'your mute witness... oh well she's only trying to tell you what it was that she saw.' The End Of The Family Line and There is a Place.. wouldn't be too far out of place in later Smiths work, and provide a strong end to the album.

In my opinion Kill Uncle offers extremely underrated Morrissey songs but it's.. different.. style does NOT appeal to everyone.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Dunne on 28 Feb. 2006
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Ok, so I'm someone who is probably in the Moz fanatic camp, but really, this album isn't half as bad as some of the reviews make out. Yes, there are some weak songs but others get better with numerous listens (Asian Rut, Found, Found, Found) some are fantastic from the start (Mute Witness and Our Frank) and others are slow burners that develop into some of the best songs he's made (The end of Family Line and Place in Hell for example.)
It's certainly not a disaster. If you're new to Moz then there are other albums to buy (Vauxhall and I, Bona Drag and Viva Hate) before this one, but if you're developing your Moz collection this is a must have.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Aug. 2005
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Definitely not Morrissey's strongest album, but far from the disaster it was made out to be. Whilst some of the tracks are fairly low key - King Lear, There is a Place in Hell.. - most still stand the test of time. Mute Witness, Sing Your Life and Found Found Found (rumoured to be about Michael Stipe) are standouts. For me, though, End of the Family Line is the best track on the album.
If you already have some Morrissey albums but have been put off by reviews of this one, dont be. You will be pleasantly surprised. If you dont own any Morrissey yet, probably best to start with one of the later solo albums (Vauxhall, Your Arsenal, You Are The Quarry) or the earlier Viva Hate or Bona Drag.
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