"Southpaw Grammar" [original edition]|
The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils
UK CD [RCA 29953 2]
The album was reissued in 2009 with different artwork and 4 bonus tracks. See expanded edition information.
Additional release date information:
Chart peak information:
Argentina: "Dagenham Dave" was included on a various artists promo cd numbered PCD147, possibly for promotion of this album.
Brazil: "The Boy Racer" was included on a various artists promo double-cd set titled "Rock Hits BMG Nov 1995" (BMG GR CD 169) sent to radio at the time of release of this album.
Germany: Copies of the UK cd were sent to radio paired with a 'Product Facts' press release. The cd cases have a 'Unverkäufliches Muster' sticker on the back. Promo cassettes with a red and white insert were also produced.
Israel: "Dagenham Dave" was included on a various artists promo sampler titled "New Music Fall '95".
Japan: Promo cds were sent to radio with a red and white promo sticker on the case and 'SAMPLE' etched on the cd's inner ring.
Taiwan: "Dagenham Dave" was included on a BMG various artists promo sampler titled "1995 volume 5". "The Boy Racer" was included on a BMG various artists promo sampler titled "1996 volume 1".
USA: Advance cds (2-45939-A) were sent to radio with a white front insert listing titles. Later, stamped copies of the stock cd were used for promotion. These were occasionally paired with a 4-page press kit including a 8x10 photo of Morrissey. A two-track cd (Sire/Reprise, PRO-CD-7789) of "The Boy Racer" was also sent to radio for promotion of this album. The cd features the album version and a unique edit. View artwork in left frame. "Dagenham Dave" was included on a Warner various artists promo sampler cd titled "Blake Goes To College episode 4" (PRO-CD-7824). The videos for both "Dagenham Dave" and "The Boy Racer" were included on a various artists video compilation titled "Your Ulterior Motives Dept Presents Our Favorite WB and Reprise Videos, September 95".
"Southpaw Grammar is the school of hard knocks. It's coming up the hard way and taking your bruises with you."
"We had started the Southpaw Grammar album in the south of France, but the deserted farmhouse atmosphere seemed all wrong, and we returned to England where everything clicked with a killing. The band is now in impressive strike: Spencer's drumming winning out magnificently and Alain delivering a showstopping slam of inventive guitar and crowning backing vocals. Boz remained the star in the firmament, orchestrating and pointing the way."