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Kill Uncle (Vinyl) [VINYL] Original recording remastered

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  • Vinyl (8 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00BEIW5FA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Morrissey’s second studio album ‘Kill Uncle’ has now been remastered by Bill Inglot and comes as a heavyweight 2LP in a gatefold sleeve, with completely re-designed artwork that includes rare contemporary photos. The infamous track ‘There’s A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends’ has now also been replaced from the original album version to the US E.P. version.

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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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OK, maybe not one of morrissey best albums... But still an interesting and important stepping stone to better ones... (I'm) The End of the family line is always very touching.
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quick delivery, another Morrissey cd to add to my collection :)
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Yay.
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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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Well for some reason this album gets a bad press, I think probably because it wasn't commercially that successful and perhaps because Morrissey hasn't really bigged it up since.

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.
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I got hold of this on the day of release and have been listening in the car. Much has been said of this album since its orignal release, so I won't add to that too much. This album was much criticised upon its original release over 20 years ago. Following his triumphant debut solo, Viva Hate and the amazing compilation, Bona Drag this must have seemed somewhat disappointing; running at just over half an hour and taking on board Fairground Attraction's Mark Nevin as co-writer and guitarist. It's also the only album in his canon to use Madness producers Langer/Winstanley. (Even Bedders & Woody are in Moz's band for this one). When I first heard the original in the early '90s I instantly loved it. I couldn't see what everyone was moaning about. A particular favourite of mine was "Sing Your Life" which is still high on my list of favourite songs of all time. I've seen Mozzer live many times and have still yet to year him play it in concert which is a shame. Anyway, on to the reissue... Over last few years he's been gradually reissuing and remastering his solo albums. First we had Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted. Then came Viva Hate and Bona Drag. Each reissue has rejigged the artwork AND the track listing. Some have even removed original tracks altogether. And some have altered songs, replacing them with shorter or longer versions. This reissue maintains the tradition. He's kept all of the original tracks (although replaced There's a Place in Hell... with a live alternative). And he's added two (Pashernate Love and East West). Unusually the two Mark Nevin collaboration singles released during this period haven't been added (My Love Life and Pregnant for the Last Time). I do enjoy the way Morrissey reissues his old albums, he always throws up the odd surprise!Read more ›
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