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Kill Uncle

MorrisseyAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known primarily as Morrissey, is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the UK but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom on ten occasions. ... Read more in Amazon's Morrissey Store

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  • Audio CD (March 5, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: March 5, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LOM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Our Frank
2. Asian Rut
3. Sing Your Life
4. Mute Witness
5. King Leer
6. Found Found Found
7. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
8. The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
9. (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
10. There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends
11. Tony The Pony

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare gem still celebrated November 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Spring of 1991: I am a 20-year-old student a Manhattan College in the Bronx. I remember traveling the 1/9 train subway with my friend and college radio partner to Tower Records downtown. Remember: There was no web, no leaks, and no previews. I remember it was chilly, and I was still getting over being dumped by my first college girlfriend. All I wanted was to hear this cd. I bought it and read the lyrics on the subway heading back to my dorm room.

"So how did I end up so deeply involved with the very existence I planned on avoiding?" is staring at me. Almost a paraphrase of what this girl had just told me before kicking me out of her dorm room a month ago! The chilling lyrics come from Kill Uncle's "Driving Your Girlfriend Home" which remains one of his best songs to date- a beautiful poem featuring honest lyrics repeated by a chilling base line.

For weeks I was glued to "Uncle" and 14 years later it remains on my all time favorites. A collection of rock, jazz and opera type songs, a collage of feelings and ideas.

"Our Frank" is a clever pop song mocking someone who takes him or herself too seriously. "Our frank and open deep conversations, they get me nowhere, they just bring me down" kicks off this brilliant album. "Asian Rut" is a brilliant opera duet including a violin crying about prejudice in the English school system. "Sing Your Life" is a fun, rockabilly style piece offering people 15 seconds of fame, years before the reality craze took over. "King Leer" is a jazzy selection mocking him and a love affair gone bound. Other favorites include "Found Found Found" "(I'm) The End Of The Family Line" and "There's A Place In hell For Me And My Friends."

Maybe the critics in 1991 were confused by the deepness of the context both lyrically and musically of "Kill Uncle." It's a must for any cd collection.

Bob Stei

WZZO

Allentown, PA
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What The Hell?!? April 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I started reading these reviews expecting to find other Moz fans raving about what a great record this is. Imagine my surprise to find most people thoroughly trashing it!

"Your Arsenal" is excellent as is "Vauxhall and I". "Bona Drag" is also awesome, but.. I have to say.. "Kill Uncle" is the disc of his that I find myself returning to.

Yeah it's got some clunkers, but the good tracks here are outstanding. They have a laid-back style with songwriting and musicianship that perfectly complements Moz's one of a kind voice and wry wit.

Our Frank, Sing Your Life, King Leer, Driving Your Girlfriend Home, The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Record August 9, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why most fans dislike this album? It's the first Morrissey record I bought and is definetly one of my favourite! I love that "laid back" music style that suits Morrissey's voice and nostalgic lyrics so well. Wonderful lyrics might I add maybe the best of his solo career: "I'm just passing through here on my way to somewhere civilized and maybe I'll even arrive maybe I'll even arrive?"(Asian Rut) Or: "You have a lovely singing voice a lovely singing voice and all of those who sing on key they stole the notion from you and me."(Sing Your Life)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surely not his best, but.......... December 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is not bad at all! 'Sing Your Life' is a classic, 'Driving Your Girlfriend Home' is pretty good, and the controversial(?!) 'Asian Boy' is one of my favorites. All in all this is a pretty good album - with one of Morrissey's best album covers (Maladjusted and Southpaw suffer from bad covers). I like this one - while it surely is not his best or his most career defining album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zooms into "the inner you" September 6, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I certainly can understand why some people wouldn't think this is Morrissey's greatest cd. But I can NOT understand why "fans" have trashed it. No other Morrissey cd blends silly, happy songs better with more serious ones. It will probably not go down in history as Morrissey's most "important" work (but who could ever narrow that down to one cd anyway?) but it is one of his most fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Many reviews for Kill Uncle are nailing their own specs on the floorboard. Those positive reviews, I would have to agree with.

I however will only say that although it was Clive Langer (one of the producers of Kill Uncle) as stating the album being "Unfashionable" and, I may agree for its time, however is a well crafted, engineered/mixed and produced album. The album is superior in crisp overall productions. Morrissey's songwriting is witty and well sung. Mark E. Nevin (guitarist/songwriter) provided, yes some rather bleak compositions however nonetheless, a masterful arrangement of chord song structures and melodies. Bedders, the bass player layered the album with some mean double bass playing and arrangements complimenting the songs overall and those attaining the rockabilly feel (i.e. Sing Your Life, Tony the Pony (issued on the US cd). The drumming from Andrew Paresi is without a doubt masterful and exquisite with unique solid intricate drum playing and patterns and arrangements. Put along the remaining additional tracks produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley recorded after the Kill Uncle sessions such as Pregnant for the Last Time, Skin Storm, My Love Life and I Have Changed my Plea to Guilty and, add the b-sides to the singles for these sessions would make for a more suitable enthusiastic and memorable album. This album, although may not be so popular and single oriented, it is quite unique in itself and a great lost masterpiece.

I do hope there are others that agree with me aside from those previous reviewers...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just the best!
Published 27 days ago by Francisco Arcos A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This CD contains a great list of songs for any Morrissey fan.
It brings back many memories from back in the day.
Published 4 months ago by DavyMac
4.0 out of 5 stars What can I say..It's Morrissey!
As always (and forever)..I'm simply a fan of whatever Morrissey (and The Smiths) have done. It's great to have in my collection.
Published 6 months ago by Lainie Bianco
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, but still worth a listen...
Well, the reviews show that it's a very polarizing album, so as is often the case in volatile topics, I find myself somewhere in the middle. Is it the worst Morrissey album? Read more
Published 8 months ago by dancinhomer
2.0 out of 5 stars record skips
The record skips. I had an awful time getting this package from the USPS so I was not about to return the merchadise. I will just buy another copy elsewhere.
Published 9 months ago by wolf999
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully accomplished
This remaster does accentuate the recording nuances which make this release so unique. Highly recommended. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kenneth G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kill Uncle Remastered
You can get rid of your old cd now, the new version of this under appreciated album is so much better.
Great sound, like all the new upgraded Morrissey albums. Read more
Published 14 months ago by F. vieira
5.0 out of 5 stars Make no mistake my friend, the re-working works!
This is a review of the 2013 Remaster of "Kill Uncle"

"Kill Uncle" was never my number one favorite Morrissey album. Read more
Published 14 months ago by gegj0004
2.0 out of 5 stars Still Crappy After All These Years
This album had great potential, produced by Madness' Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, and mostly co-written with Fairground Attraction's Mark Nevin, who should have inspired... Read more
Published 15 months ago by JAlexander
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!
I've always loved this. It stands alone from his catalog in it's own quaint little way. It may not be his best but I think all the naysayers are just jumping on the bandwagon and... Read more
Published 21 months ago by R. S. Baskerville
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