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Viva Hate – Morrissey

by Liberty
$38.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne

Description

Viva Hate is the debut solo studio album by English singer Morrissey. It was released on 14 March 1988 by HMV, six months after the final album by the Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come.

Although all songwriting is credited to Morrissey and producer Stephen Street, the Durutti Column's guitarist Vini Reilly, who had been drafted into the sessions by Street, later claimed every song on the album except "Suedehead" had been composed by Morrissey and Reilly. Street has denied this. In an interview in 2014 Vini Reilly said "I want to talk about Stephen Street about whom I've said wrong things in the past; this is not an excuse, this is fact, I have suffered from what they call 'displaced anger' and this is where you're very angry with yourself and you don't understand, you just shout at people you really care about." EMI Australia considered Viva Hate too harsh a title and renamed the album Education in Reverse for LP release in Australia and New Zealand, the same title appearing as an etching on the vinyl. The album was recorded between October and December 1987.

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Release details

Label: Liberty
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Units: 1
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2012
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Indie Rock

Tracklist

A1 Alsatian Cousin
A2 Little Man, What Now?
A3 Everyday Is Like Sunday
A4 Bengali In Platforms
A5 Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
A6 Late Night, Maudlin Street
B1 Suedehead
B2 Break Up The Family
B3 Treat Me Like A Human Being
B4 I Don'T Mind If You Forget Me
B5 Dial-A-Cliché
B6 Margaret On The Guillotine