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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. However, by the end of 1989 it became apparent that he would not be able to put out an album of new material soon enough. Issued in a gloss sleeve with a top opening picture/lyric inner sleeve which has a small die cut thumb section. The album name meaning nice outfits is an example of the subculture slang Polari explored further on the album's first track " Piccadilly Palare". The reissue notably included several edits, including removing a verse from 'Ouija Board Ouija Board' and restoring a previously cut verse to 'Piccadilly Palare'.

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. The album is also significant for including the first tracks by Morrissey to chart in the United States. Moz was instead often writing songs about England's past-- whether the dissolution of key facets of its national identity in "Everyday Is Like Sunday", decades-old gangsters in "The Last of the Famous International Playboys", or out-of-fashion slang in "Piccadilly Palare"-- while the generation behind him was re-writing UK indie's future.

The album features an array of Morrissey's most popular songs from his early solo career, most of which had not been released on any previous album. 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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Packaging, like the other anniversary releases is great - printed inners, a poster (well not sure about that but. Would highly recommend, especially if you have not got any other Morrissey albums, this would be the one to start with for me! And without the weight of being an A-side, buried in the middle of the record, even "Ouija Board" comes off as charming. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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. Bona Drag (LP Compilation Limited Edition Reissue Remastered Stereo Teal) - Discogs release: https://www.

It became his biggest hit to that point, the first of four consecutive UK top-10 singles, and, with "Everyday Is Like Sunday", one of the tentpoles of his outstanding solo debut, Viva Hate. The breakup of his partnership with Street was the most devastating: He had co-written all of Viva Hate and served as an unofficial mentor for Morrissey's early solo years, performing on records and playing several instruments. The compilation was a reminder of how fruitful this period of Morrissey's career had been when he needed it most. Bona Drag, the most enduring success of Morrissey's solo career, was built on his first true taste of failure. 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.

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.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. There is not a bad track on this album and the new vinyl version with 5 extra tracks is even better.

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