Bit of a cop-out this week.
It's the one song I can never bring myself to play. Reckon I've maybe done so three times in 25 years and one of those would have been by error when I couldn't find the remote to press the skip function.
mp3 : The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The band's militant views on this have caused me huge discomfort for years. I am just someone who could not live on a meat-free diet. And I do envy those who can.
Mrs Villain has been a vegetarian for almost all her life, while Jacques the Kipper is another who has been meat-free for as long as I've known him (which is 20+ years now).
I squirmed when I first played this track way back when I bought the LP in 1985. I played it one more time a few days later and I was still squirmy. I vowed I wouldn't play it again. Other than once many years later when I had the CD on, I've stuck to that vow. I went to download it from the i-tunes library and remembered that I had never ever uploaded it onto the PC until now for fear of it coming on randomly. And when I uploaded it just now, I deleted it immediately from the library.
It's an irrational fear of the music I know. But I can't help it.
I hated it when the band played it live and I hated it when Morrissey played it live. I remember once watching some tribute or charity gig on telly one night when Chrissie Hynde joined Johnny Marr on stage and they gave the song a rendition. I turned over for the duration.
So, I cant offer any opinion on Meat Is Murder. But if I'm to complete the task of putting all known songs by the band on TVV over an extended period of time, I cant shirk away from posting it.