"I Started Something I Couldn't Finish"


This song came together during the recording sessions for the "Strangeways, Here We Come" album which took place in March-April 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with Stephen Street as producer, helped by Johnny and Morrissey. However, musical elements within it can be traced back to a jam recorded during the "Sheila Take A Bow" sessions in January 1987.


album / single version {3:46}
"Strangeways Here We Come" album
"I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" single, all formats
• UK cd-single#1 and Europe cd-single re-release of "How Soon Is Now?"
"Singles" album
"The Very Best Of The Smiths" [remastered 2001]
"The Sound Of The Smiths" [remastered 2008]


This song has never been performed specifically for radio or television.


This song has never been done live, either by the Smiths or Morrissey.


No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.