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Written by Morrissey & Alain Whyte Produced by Mick Ronson

Recorded February/March 1992 Released 27th July 1992 on Your Arsenal

Guitars by Alain Whyte & Boz Boorer Bass by Gary Day Drums by Spencer James Cobrin

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  • Avatar for MachineOfaDream
    "include no line of condemnation anywhere" - Of course...other than the fact that everyone says they've lost their boy David (to the National Front of course). How much more obvious can this be? Everyone in your life says they've lost you because you're off to a National Front event. No, this is not a good thing.
  • Avatar for shaunsayers
    He had a great band at that point. Saw them live in about 1995. They were fantastic.
  • Avatar for MilitaryTwoStep
    regardless of its intent or its writer's intent, it is a fantastic pop song and it's not worth condemning it over the title "national front disco" - because lyrically, the rest is preeeetty much innocuous.
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    The main problem with the song is that Morrissey is known for his vitriolic cattiness and cutting put-downs, and this song has none of that. Compared to most Morrissey songs, he does not sound bitter or upset about the National Front's existence. Satire when you play it straight and include no line of condemnation anywhere is allowing people to interpret it however they want to, which is dangerous when you're playing with the subject of racism -- it's not a grey area. Of course it's ironic that the National Front would have a disco, something that existed thanks to black people (but then almost all music of the 20th century did), but he doesn't exactly spell it out and tell us how or why the NF are cretins.
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    "He is really brave for singing the lyric 'England for the English'." Why?
  • Avatar for heroicmedicine
    The existence of a National Front disco is perfect irony. And this song is a story about a boy. It's not Morrissey's manifesto or him singing in the first person. I'm sorry if art is too hard for you.
  • Avatar for viathin12
    love it
  • Avatar for ToothandNail04
    truely stupid
  • Avatar for CommetBoxJunky
    .
  • Avatar for scottskins
    If you misunderstand his tone in the song, you are truely stupid.

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