"Bona Drag" [original edition]
October/November 1990


Piccadilly Palare
Interesting Drug
November Spawned A Monster
Will Never Marry (edit)
Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Hairdresser On Fire
Everyday Is Like Sunday
He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Yes, I'm Blind
Lucky Lisp

UK CD [Parlophone 0777 794298 2]
UK LP [Parlophone PCS7374]
Argentina CD [EMI-Odeon 7942982]
Australia CS [EMI Australia 794298-4]
Austria CD [EMI CDCLP3788]
Brazil CD [EMI-Odeon 368 794298 2]
Brazil CS [EMI-Odeon 794298-4]
Brazil LP [EMI-Odeon 068 794298 1]
Canada CD [Sire/Reprise CD-26221]
Canada CS [Sire/Reprise 92 62214]
Canada CS [Columbia House W4 26221; record club edition]
Croatia CS [EMI Croatia Records MC-7-S 3028145]
EEC CD [Fame CDFA-3280]
EEC CS [Fame TCFA-3280]
EEC CS [EMI 794298-4]
EEC LP [EMI 064 794298-1]
Greece LP [EMI 062-7942981]
Greece CS [HMV 262 7942984]
Holland CD [EMI CDP794298 2]
Holland CD [EMI CDP794298 2 / Parlophone 0777 794298 2]
Israel CS [EMI/Capitol CLP 3788-4]
Italy LP [EMI Italiana 64 794298-1]
Italy CS [EMI Italiana ??]
Japan CD [Toshiba EMI TOCP-6472]
Mexico CD [EMI 794298-2]
Mexico CS [EMI 794298-4]
Portugal CS [EMI 794298-4]
Saudi Arabia CS [Thames Original TE 1345]
Saudi Arabia CS [Stallions TCCLP 3788]
Saudi Arabia CS [Thomsun EN-3866]
South Africa CS [EMI L4 EMCJ(N)5408]
South Africa LP [EMI EMCJ(D)5408]
Spain LP [EMI 068 79 4298 1]
Spain CS [EMI-Odeon 268 7942984]
Taiwan CS [EMI EM 0030]
Thailand? CS [HMV TCCLP3788]
Thailand CS [Peacock 5356]
USA CD [Sire/Reprise 9 26221-2]
USA CD [Columbia House W2 26221; record club edition]
USA CD [BMG Direct D100578; record club edition]
USA CS [Sire/Reprise 9 26221-4]
USA CS [Columbia House W4 26221; record club edition]
USA CS [BMG Direct C100578; record club edition]
Yugoslavia LP [EMI Jugoton LP-7-1 2028146]
Yugoslavia CS [EMI Jugoton MC-7-S 3028145]

Additional information:
Compilation of tracks from Morrissey's first seven singles.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the album was reissued in 2010, remastered and expanded with 6 bonus tracks.


Artwork information:
This photo is a still from the "November Spawned A Monster" video by Tim Broad, with the colours redone. The back photo (in front of Battersea Power Station) and the one found inside were taken by Jurgen Teller. The LP's inner sleeve has the front cover photo in a pale yellow tint, on both sides.


Etchings on vinyl:
(only on original HMV LP, not on Parlophone 1995 reissue)


Additional release date information:
UK/Europe: 8/15 October 1990
Japan: 24 October 1990
USA/Canada: 6 November 1990
UK Parlophone reissue: 1995


Chart peak information:
UK: 9
USA: 59


UK: Silver on 23 October 1990


UK: This album seems to not have been promoted in the UK otherwise than by simple ads in the music press. The 1995 reissue on Parlophone was promoted with the inclusion of "Interesting Drug" on a various artists cassette titled "Drive! The Ultimate Cruisin' Tape" given away with a 1995 issue of Q Magazine.

Australia: The album was promoted with the help of a 4-track 12" (EMI Australia RP213) of b-sides that did not make the album. The tracks are "Girl Least Likely To", "Michael's Bones", "Sister I'm A Poet" and "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name". View artwork in left menu.

Brazil: The release of "Bona Drag" was promoted in Brazil with stock copies of the LP with a white and red promo warning sticker on the back of the sleeve. A 8-track various artists EP (EMI-Odeon 9951 221) featuring "November Spawned A Monster" is assumed to also have served as a promo for "Bona Drag", as the latter song was not released as a single in Brazil.

Greece: Promo copies of the LP are stock ones with a Greek promo sticker on the front of the sleeve, sometimes paired with a press release.

Japan: Promo cds are stock ones with a red and white promo sticker on the back and 'sample not for sale' etched around the cd's inner ring. A promo cassette (Toshiba EMI TOCP-6472) presumably served advance and more limited promotional purposes.

USA: This album was promoted in the USA with the help of a special promo cassette of the full album (Reprise 4-26221). "Piccadilly Palare" was included on volume V of Warner's "Follow Our Trax" various artists promo/sampler series. The latter compilation was pressed on compact disc (Warner Bros PRO-CD-4557), perhaps also on cassette (PRO-C-4557) and allegedly also on LP (PRO-A-4557) but this is doubtful.



In an interview to Len Brown published in the November 1990 issue of Vox, Morrissey said: "People will view [Bona Drag] suspiciously in England but not in the rest of the world where all those funny little singles were never released. It was initially for the rest of the world, but EMI were determined to release it here [in the UK]."