2 June 1991
Great Westerm Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Interesting Drug
Mute Witness
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
November Spawned A Monster
Will Never Marry
Sing Your Life
Asian Rut
Our Frank
King Leer
Everyday Is Like Sunday
(I'm) The End Of The Family Line
There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends
Piccadilly Palare
That's Entertainment
/Cosmic Dancer (with David Bowie)
The 14000 tickets for this concert sold out in a record-breaking 14 minutes! Morrissey always gets the best welcome in California and this night was no exception. The fans cheered and screamed from the beginning to the end of the show and Morrissey himself was in the best of moods. Quite a few fans successfully made it on stage. The highlight of the evening was obviously the appearance of David Bowie who joined Morrissey at the encore for a duet of "Cosmic Dancer". This made the crowd even more ecstatic and, judging by his appearance, also Morrissey. Security was increased while Bowie was on stage. Band members themselves had to stop fans who were desperately trying to reach the duo. That part only of the concert was filmed by Tim Broad.

Despite being in great spirits, Morrissey wasn't very talkative, perhaps because he couldn't even place a word through the constant cheering, as would attest this comment he made following "Asian Rut": "Mah mah mah mah mah mah mah mah mah! If I could just say a few words (crowd screams even more) Well, I've changed my mind, no..." The only other things he had said before that were "Hello!" as he walked on stage, a few thank you's here and there, something that sounded like "Bless that woman!" following "Mute Witness" and "You're very kind after "Sing Your Life".

Footage of "Piccadilly Palare", "Interesting Drug" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday" from this date was shown during a Morrissey interview broadcast by Fox News in Los Angeles on 14 October 1992. The interview was conducted during soundcheck before the Hollywood Bowl concert from either 10 or 11 October 1992.


Two different audience recordings of the complete concert are available on bootlegs. The most common recording has been in reasonably common circulation since the mid-1990s but it is the least interesting of the two quality-wise, as Morrissey's singing is drowned out by the sound of the crowd. The other recording sounds average/fair, but still better than the first. It passed from limited to common circulation in early 2012 so it is still the scarcest of the two at this point in time.

The last four songs of the set can be found on a bootleg 7" titled "Cosmic Dancer / LA Forum '91". This 7" was pressed in two variations, cream white or purple swirl vinyl.

The Morrissey interview mentioned above (featuring snippets from this concert) can be found on bootleg compilations of television material, or tagged at the end of some bootlegs from 1991 or 1992.


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