2 March 1984|
Queen Margaret Hall, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow
Hand In GloveThis concert was very crowded, sweaty and memorable, like most visits to Glasgow. There was a lot of heckling so Morrissey lectured the crowd about bad behaviour. Performance-wise and sound-wise, it was one of the best concerts of the period, probably because it was recorded.
After "Hand In Glove" Morrissey greeted the fans by shouting "Hello Glasgow!". He changed one line in "This Charming Man" to "This man said it's gruesome that someone so ugly should care", as he had been known to do now and then. "Pretty Girls Make Graves" was introduced with the words "And now, a lesson for everybody..." The following song, "Still Ill", was introduced as "...a nice song about the most enviable position imaginable, 'Still Ill'!.." There was a lot of heckling from the audience so after "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" Morrissey shouted "Aaarrgh, listen! What?". In the part in "Barbarism Begins At Home" where Morrissey just moans and la-la-la's, echo effect was applied, making it sound eerie. "Back To The Old House" was introduced with the line "This is for all you marsh-mellows..." Before "Handsome Devil" Morrissey teased the audience by shouting "More?"
The complete FM recording has been traded on compact disc and in digital format on the internet. The quality is excellent. An inferior transfer of it is very commonly found on the manufactured bootleg "Oscillate Wildly" which can also be found in digital format on the internet (sometimes lacking "Reel Around The Fountain" and "You've Got Everything Now").
A reasonably good audience recording of the complete concert is also circulated among collectors, on cd-rs and on the internet.
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