"All The Lazy Dykes"|
The song must have been written during the years preceding the release of the "You Are The Quarry" album. However, the title was not included in the list of songs recorded during the "You Are The Quarry" sessions which was made public in January 2004, four months prior to the release. This has lead some to speculate the song was written and recorded between January and the May release date, which is not impossible. It is credited as having been recorded in Los Angeles in 2004, but the "You Are The Quarry" sessions were actually split between Sarm Hook End in Berkshire in the autumn of 2003 and Conway Studios in Los Angeles in late 2003 or January 2004, with producer Jerry Finn. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass), Dean Butterworth (drums) and Roger Manning (piano).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been performed 38 times by Morrissey. It was done 20 times on the 2004 You Are The Quarry tour, a setlist regular from the beginning of the tour in April to mid-July, then only once in September. Returned to the setlist as a regular for 18 more dates in the USA and Mexico during November/December 2011.
There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.
Morrissey, in an interview to the Guardian in 2004, was asked about this song: "Trying to get somebody to [come out of the closet] and telling her if she came to join the lazy dykes she'd be one herself. And she needed me to tell her, of course, because she can't come to that conclusion herself. (Interviewer: Doesn't that invite speculation?) No. Andy Williams could have sung that song. It just happens to be me who's singing it."