The National Front Disco (4:23)

Cover of Your Arsenal

From Your Arsenal and 2 other releases

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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  • shaunsayers

    He had a great band at that point. Saw them live in about 1995. They were fantastic.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • 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.

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • 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.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    "He is really brave for singing the lyric 'England for the English'." Why?

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • 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.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • viathin12

    love it

    19 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ToothandNail04

    truely stupid

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • CommetBoxJunky


    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • scottskins

    If you misunderstand his tone in the song, you are truely stupid.

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Taktslaget

    one of morrisseys best songs

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • whuts

    Top tune.

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • Daddoman

    Great song!!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • IanCurtis13

    his best solo song...

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PureSweetSound

    Morrissey never ceases to give me the chills. Really like this version. SO used to the live one off Beethoven was deaf but this studio one almost equals it ;-) Viva Moz ;-P

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • louixx

    I think the people who have misunderstood this song simply haven't bothered to listen to the whole song, but simply focused on the line "England for the English". To be able to call this song racist you have to take that line out of its context and not get what he's trying to say here.

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • henryqk


    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • bsimpson1972

    It is so hysterically funny that anyone was ever able to "misunderstand" this one! (Or any other of his tracks, for that matter).... You all need to get your all heads checked!!!!

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • sternoski

    An interesting blog at (morrissey drawings etc.)

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bleakaffinity

    i can't believe people ever misunderstood the tone of this song

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • M0Zfreek

    best voice of all time

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
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