And here's another track that could have been a hit single:-
mp3 : The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have
Indeed, there was a point in time when Morrissey was on stage introducing the as-yet unreleased song as a forthcoming 45. Instead, it became a stand-out track on Meat Is Murder.
Oh, let me get one thing off my chest. I'm a big fan of said album...it's just the title track that I cant listen to. Just in case I caused confusion a few weeks ago.
A crackingly upbeat tune with a painfully funny lyric, it had a title that resonated with those whose boy/girl of their dreams was always out of reach.
Oh and there's a eulogy of sorts to a teenage murderer that somehow got past the taste police....
And the tune was later sort of ripped off and turned into a huge hit single:-
mp3 : The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Finally.....if you want an example of why I don't really like how Morrissey often interprets the old songs in the solo performances:-
mp3 : Morrissey - I Want The One I Can't Have
The beauty of the original is lost in this plodding rock version while the great man delivers a vocal that borders on self-parody..... it was recorded at the Rotal Albert Hall, London in 2002 and released as a track on the b-side of I Just Want To See The Boy Happy.
Feel free to shout at me if you disagree.