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As the lead singer of the Smiths, arguably the most important indie band in Britain during the '80s, Morrissey's theatrical crooning and literate, poetic lyrics -- filled with romantic angst, social alienation, and cutting wit -- connected powerfully with a legion of similarly sensitive, disaffected youth.
Released in October 1990, the compilation album Bona Drag features an array of Morrissey's most popular songs from his early solo career, most of which had not been released on any previous album.
Following the release of the 1988 album Viva Hate, Morrissey chose to produce a string of independent singles instead of an immediate follow-up album. Over the course of 1989 he released "The Last of the Famous International Playboys", "Interesting Drug", and "Ouija Board, Ouija Board". By the end of 1989 it was apparent that he would not be able to put out an album of new material soon enough, so he decided to scrap the idea of a full-length and released a compilation instead. That album became Bona Drag and featured those 1989 singles alongside B-sides.
Bona Drag contains nearly all of the strong pieces of material written by Morrissey in the first three years of his solo career. The tracks include four top ten hits plus two tracks from Morrissey's Viva Hate album, "Suedehead" and "Everyday is Like Sunday".
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1. Piccadilly Palare
2. Interesting Drug
3. November Spawned a Monster
4. Will Never Marry
5. Such a Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
6. The Last of the Famous International Playboys
7. Ouija Board, Ouija Board
8. Hairdresser on Fire
9. Everyday Is Like Sunday
10 He Knows I'd Love To See Him
1. Yes I Am Blind
2. Lucky Lisp
5. Happy Lovers At Last United
6. Lifeguard on Duty
7. Please Help the Cause Against Loneliness (demo version)
8. Oh Phoney
9. The Bed Took Fire
10. Let the Right One Slip In (long mix)