Morrissey-solo forum member, Uncleskinny just unveiled a stack of rare gems that happen to be in the form of previously unreleased demos taken from The Smiths and Morrissey himself. Now entirely available on Soundcloud, some of the early demos were recorded by the Smiths. Culled from their recording sessions during 1986’s The Queen is Dead, one of the striking-rarities offered is an alternate-cut of their classic: “Never Had No One Ever.”
More up-to-date tracks include: an acoustic-rendition of “Nobody Loves Us,” “The Boy Racer” issuing drums, and 1995’s “Southpaw” relayed by coupling a strings-and-drums ensemble taken from the Southpaw Grammar Sessions.
Taken from Morrissey‘s debut, Viva Hate, “Bengali in Platforms” was originally intended for the Smiths. Bearing the gifted guitar-play by Ivor Perry, the song has seen a score in its evolution over the years.
Keying in a signature end-of-an-era for post-Smiths collaboration between Morrissey and bassist, Andy Rourke, this version of: “He Knows I’d Love to See Him” follows a scantily-clad approach, playing host to a distinctive vocal-track. The cut is a 1990’s b-side to the popular, “November Spawned a Monster.”
Featuring a life-sized jazz trumpet chorus, “Never Had No One Ever” bends the very essence of the typical Smiths sound with its unique falsetto and jeering laughter.
“The Boy Racer” displays an atypical Spanish-like guitar which would come to crop-up latter Morrissey‘s later releases, including: World Peace is None of Your Business.
Often regarded as the climax of a Morrissey album, the artist himself had this to convey:
“I think it’s a criminally underrated album and the band were in full flourish… thought the band were so fantastic that the world would open up and finally admit that the Morrissey band were a formidable force.”
Last, but certainly never least, “Nobody Loves Us.” This track serves as the b-side to “Dagenham Dave” and issues a quaint offering of Morrissey overlapping two acoustic guitars to flesh-out a colorful offering of choice.
Morrissey is currently in the final stretch of a wildly-popular tour. He plans to come to a complete finish making the rounds in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.