I am so glad I am listening to the 40th anniversary of this album today, why listen to Nine Feet Underground when you can listen to the Alternate stereo mix of Nine Feet Underground. Maybe my new book will be called, 1001 Alternate Mixes to Hear Before You Die, a surefire hit?
I am a closet fan of Nine Feet Underground, if you look beyond the Jazz Prog pretensions you can hear all sorts of good stuff. I am sure at least two of The Stranglers listened to this before they recorded Down in the Sewer on the first album.
An aside; How many prog rockers does it take to change a light bulb? Two, one to change the light bulb, the other to write a five movement, double disc album called, Light bulbs at the Edge of Dawn.
I haven’t listened to the solo output of the Albert Camus of Indie Pop for a very long time now. This was probably my favourite Mozza solo album, he could have gone on and made a Vauxhall and I volume 2, but he was brave enough to change direction. It still sounds amazing and has a coherence as an album, which I find lacking in a lot of his solo stuff, that is enough serious music journo talk.
I am currently blasting Do Your Best and Don’t Worry while waiting for my flight home from Dublin. Who would have thought it, Morrissey makes Dublin airport seem wonderful.
Micro review; Morrissey goes Prog-rock, well sort of.
Standout track; The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils
An aside; I felt very sad, and a tad confused, when I learned that Morrissey was under house arrest in Egypt.