Kill Uncle (CASSETTE)
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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.
The truth is that there's some very good songs on this album and they're lively, fast, not too long and pleasant to listen too. Particularly the singles Our Frank and Sing your life would make it to most "best of morrissey' playlists. I also have a lot of time for King Leer, which I admit might not be to everyone's tastes, but has some great lines in it.
I think the re-ordering of the tracks and the additional tracks added or original song versions change actually take away from the album. Having arguably the best 2 songs start the album makes it too top heavy. The should be separated. Pashernate love seems out of place (unsurprisingly because it's from a different session and Morrissey's vocals are in a different style - more direct and powerful). The recorded live for radio version of There's a place in hell... is not only misplaced (as it's a live version in the middle of a recorded album), but it's also a much inferior version of the song than the original piano version. So why anybody would pick the live version over the original when it's worse and won't sound right is pretty baffling.
The only inclusion that does work reasonably well is East West cover. This was done in the Bona Drag sessions and I think that the songs like Lucky Lisp, Interesting Drug, and Picadilly Palare are most similar to Kill Uncle. I think cherry picking the best of (the new songs recorded for) the Bona Dray sessions and King Leer sessions would probably result in Morrissey's best album. I guess it was never to happen though given the different players.Read more ›
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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Having revisted the album recently.I still can not remember a decent song and that's after playing the cd from start to finish. Read morePublished 12 months ago by double dog dare me
Great price, product as described and prompt delivery. Very satisfied.Published 21 months ago by Red and Yellow