June 1986. The album ‘The Queen is Dead’ is released on vinyl. Reaching #2
in the UK single charts and remaining in the charts for 22 weeks. Where do you start with The Queen is Dead? It’s truly a work of art. From start to finish. Comparable to Rodin’s sculptures, Michelangelo’s painting, Nietzsche insight to the human condition, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Every important moment in history needs a famous name. For me the 1980’s is optimised by The Queen is Dead and according to NME it is officially the Top Album of all time.
1)The Queen is Dead 2) Frankly Mr. Shankly 3) I Know it’s Over 4) Never Had No One Ever 5) Cemetry Gates.
1)Bigmouth Strikes Again 2) The Boy With The Thorn in His Side 3)Vicar in a Tutu 4) There is a Light and it Never Goes Out 5)Some Girls are bigger than others.
There are few albums as complete as this. Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Flloyd is probably about as closer as you get. The album quite literally makes you laugh, cry and feel pure ecstasy as you hear Marr’s infallible jangly guitar work and Morrissey’s ever appealing and relatable lyrics. The album is nigh on impossible to write about as it leaves me speechless.
My favourite song of all time features on this album, Some Girls are bigger than Others. Okay bear with me here. A demo of the music for "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" was posted by Marr through Morrissey's
letterbox in the summer of 1985. Morrissey then completed the song by adding lyrics. Marr has stated that he "preferred the music to the lyrics". I wish Marr could see what this song is worth. Yes it is perfect musically and not so lyrically, but that is exactly what’s so special about it. Morrissey gave it such comedic lyrics to juxtapose what was perfection by Marr. There is no beauty in perfection. Think of a machine made painting vs one made by hand. And what an end to an album that deals with every form of human emotion. It’s only right that the album should end on laughter, the most innocent of the emotions.
I’m not going any further into this album, as it really speaks for itself.