6 May 1991|
The Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Interesting DrugThis third of three German dates turned out to be another success for Morrissey, despite minor negative elements in the audience. Here, as in Berlin the night before, the crowd was very enthusiastic. Security was very tight and only one fan made it on stage.
Before "Sing Your Life" Morrissey started "I'd like to say, just ... oh! shshshsh!! ... I would like to say hello to..." but never finished his line. At the very end of "Asian Rut", Morrissey seemed to get angry and sang "maybe I'll even arrive, maybe I'll even ar-TA-TADA-TADA-TA-TA! Ah!" His following comment might explain his outburst: "I'd just like to say one thing... there's some people 'round here who are trying to flick coins into my eyes... if you're stood next to them, please kick their heads in".
"Pregnant For The Last Time" was obviously unfamiliar to everyone in the audience, so Morrissey introduced it before seemingly going into a conversation with someone in the audience: "Thank you that song was called, 'Pregnant For The Last Time', err... 'Pregnant For The Last Time', ... England,... Wendy!". In "Our Frank", a line was changed to "the world may be ending but look I'm only ANIMAL!". After that song the crowd broke into a chant of Morrissey's name. "Suedehead" was the final song of the main set and at the end of it Morrissey sang "it was a good lay, it was a good lay... and so were you! Thank you, goodbye!". Returning for the encore, Morrissey thanked "...everyone who waited and everyone who travelled".
This concert was recorded and broadcast on the radio, but the exact origin and content are unknown. From the bootlegs in circulation, it is speculated that the broadcast was complete minus "Sing Your Life", "Asian Rut" and "Disappointed".
"Live 91" was released soon after those two and features the radio broadcast mentioned above. The sound is a bit muffled for a radio recording, the bootleg was probably produced via a tape transfer. It is still better than the average audience bootleg. This title is more commonly found than the above two and is patched with audience recordings of the missing "Sing Your Life", "Asian Rut" and "Disappointed" in their proper setlist slots.
"Live 91" is commonly found on the internet. The radio broadcast is also found on the internet, in slightly inferior quality.
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