Dusting 'Em Off
Revisiting an album, a film, or an event on its anniversary

The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Turns 30

on June 09, 2016, 1:20pm
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“The Queen Is Dead”

Sample Lyric: “Pass the pub that wrecks your body/ And the church who’ll snatch your money/ The Queen is dead, boys, and it’s so lonely on a limb.”

Long before he discovered the joys of taking to the internet with his acid-tongued open letters directed at [insert your favorite target here], Morrissey saved his vitriol for songs like “The Queen Is Dead”.

Mad Mozzer pulls no punches as he makes his way through a lyrical hit list, taking on religion, imagining Prince Charles in drag, and fantasizing about “her very lowness with her head in a sling.” (Remember on Meat Is Murder when he just wanted to moon her? Yikes…)

Thank god he hasn’t mellowed with age.

Morrissey Scale: Five open letters on true-to-you.net about the Canadian seal hunt


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