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Bona Drag

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Bona Drag, the most enduring success of Morrissey's solo career, was built on his first true taste of failure. Morrissey began what was to be his follow-up album, Bona Drag, surrounded by acrimony and litigation. Despite a brilliant three-year solo run, coming right off the back of his seminal work with the Smiths, Bona Drag was issued into a rapidly shifting UK music scene. Sunday, Suedehead, Will Never Marry, Hairdresser, and it even has the genius of Mary Margaret O'Hara on backing vocals - in case anybody forgot about her. In sum, the songs are a nice addition to the Morrissey catalog, all worth hearing though none perhaps necessary.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Think it’s time to split this entry in two releases, the UK one with Obi and Limitation to 75o and the one w/out obi which seems to be widely available throughout the world. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.The album is also significant for including the first tracks by Morrissey to chart in the United States. Morrissey explained, "People will view it suspiciously in England but not in the rest of the world where all those funny little singles were never released. The album name meaning nice outfits is an example of the subculture slang Polari explored further on the album's first track "Piccadilly Palare". As a title, if not a studio creation, Bona Drag was rescued in 1990 and issued as a compilation record piecing together that first run of seven singles-- six of them rich and eclectic and rightly beloved, one of them the song that derailed his progress. The years covered by Bona Drag coincided directly with the crossover of acid house and subsequent emergence of Madchester, a hopeful injection of youth, optimism, and hedonism, traits met with suspicion if not outright hostility in Morrissey's worldview.

Issued in a gloss sleeve with a top opening picture/lyric inner sleeve which has a small die cut thumb section.The compilation was a reminder of how fruitful this period of Morrissey's career had been when he needed it most. After the dissolution of the Smiths, Moz was, quite oddly, tipped by many to struggle without his longtime songwriting partner and bandmate Johnny Marr; he wasted no time proving them wrong, releasing his debut solo single, "Suedehead", just over two months after the final Smiths single.

He had fallen out with producer Stephen Street, plus former Smiths bandmates Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke-- all of whom had played key roles in that successful string of hits. It was a brief recovery: Morrissey's second proper album, 1991's Kill Uncle, still turned out to be a dud.November Spawned a Monster" was released in May 1990 to modest success; the album and the single " Piccadilly Palare" followed, both released on the same day that October. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.



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