This 1990 compilation of Morrissey’s first run of singles and b-sides made for one of his best albums. Besides the hits (Sudehead, Everyday Is Like Sunday, November Spawned A Monster), he’d continued the Smiths tradition of hiding the odd gem on a b-side or the flip of a 12” (the self-deprecating Disappointed comes to mind). The expanded edition adds a few previously unreleased numbers, bringing the total to 20.
Remastered 20th anniversary edition on CD or double LP.
Vinyl Double LP £22.99 0825646775545
180g vinyl reissue 2LP + poster on Rhino.
Vinyl Double LP £20.99 SMLP 70
Remastered 20th anniversary 180g 2LP with poster on EMI.
CD £13.49 5099990800320
Remastered 20th anniversary CD.
7/10 Jack 23rd December 2015
Bona Drag being a 1990 release and is a compilation of works recorded between 1987 and 1989. Morrissey doesn't shy away from any topics, I know, but I did find his delivery a little unexpectedly crude in a couple of places. He describes the place where he lived as "the arse of the world" (He Knows I'd Love to See Him) and twice says (in "Such a Little Thing Makes a Big Difference") that "most people keep their brains between their legs". Usually, when pointing out things like that, he's a little more subtle.
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