9 July 1992|
Leysin Rock Festival, Leysin, Switzerland
SuedeheadThis concert was not the most memorable one of the year. The crowd was rather unenthusiastic because, this being a festival, many people were there for other bands and they didn't necessarily know who Morrissey was. Also, the strict security prevented all stage climbing, although one person managed to make it on stage with Morrissey's help. The singer wasn't very talkative. Throughout the evening he threw a few tambourines, some maracas, a British flag and his cobalt shirt into the audience, but some of these things landed in the hands of security who didn't give them to the fans. One of the tambourines was caught by a photographer who then threw it back into the crowd.
The setlist was not as heavy in "Your Arsenal" content as the previous one from five days before. Morrissey only played four songs from the soon-to-be-released album, instead of eight, and added earlier familiar single and album tracks such as "Interesting Drug", "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys", "Piccadilly Palare" or "Disappointed". He also played the 1991 live staple "The Loop". This marked the only performance of "Piccadilly Palare" and "Disappointed" in 1992, and the last time the former was played live.
Morrissey didn't sing the live-only "No Dad I won't be home tomorrow" lines at the end of "Piccadilly Palare" like he did the year before on the Kill Uncle tour. The song's outro was shorter and ended more abruptly, without the guitar jam typical of 1991's live arrangement. He changed a line in "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" to "just to make myself attracted to you". Set closer "Disappointed" was not ended abruptly the way it did at the end of the previous tour, but Morrissey still dropped the microphone after being done with it, before exiting. In the latter number Morrissey sang "Young girl one day I really will be old" and ended with "this is the last song I will be ever sing, oh no".
A 10-track subset of this show was broadcast on Swiss radio station Couleur3. The songs broadcast were "Girl Least Likely To", "Alsatian Cousin", "Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference-My Insatiable One", "Everyday Is Like Sunday", "Interesting Drug", "The National Front Disco", "Piccadilly Palare", "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys", "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" and "Disappointed".
The 10-track radio broadcast mentioned above is also available on bootlegs, although it is not very commonly found on the internet at this point in time. The quality is not as good as would be expected from a radio broadcast and this is probably why the complete audience recording is more popular.
A perfect soundboard recording has been seen listed in the collections of certain bootleg traders, but this is probably the radio broadcast having been given a better rating than it deserves.
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