Personnel: Morrissey (vocals); Boz Boorer, Alain Whyte (guitar); Gary Day (bass); Spencer Cobrin (drums).
Recorded in England in 1992.
Produced by the late Mick Ronson, this record has incredible tension, long before the overblown and unnecessary Morrissey/Rogan feud started. Beat group echoes, doom-laden lyrics and a full atmosphere that conjures up memories of Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, the Ventures and the Pretenders. Solo artists often mellow out and mature, but on this superlative recording, Morrissey paradoxically rocks more than ever and shows further creative maturity. "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side," "Glamorous Glue," "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful?." How many lyrical odes of gleeful spite can one man produce? Regardless of that question's answer, YOUR ARSENAL is packed with joyfully bitter melancholy, and an almost startling number of modern rock classics.
- Genre: Pop
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 02/25/2014