16 February 1995|
St. George's Hall, Bradford
Billy BuddThis show went down well. Security was tight, but gentle. Very few fans managed to make it on stage. Despite his cold Morrissey still managed to give a superb performance. There was no change in the setlist.
In live performances of "Spring-Heeled Jim" at the time Morrissey usually changed the line "his head should be spinning ah, but no!" to "... ah yes!" but in Bradford he didn't. After "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" the singer interrupted a chant of his name to ask "I suppose that you've all travelled from Manchester? (crowd: no!) oh..." Then after the next song he explained "I seem to have picked up something quite nasty in Hull, but... I'm very... (someone answers in his place) What?".
After the fan favourite "Jack The Ripper" the crowd broke into another chant of Morrissey's name. The noisy "The National Front Disco" was introduced with the line "This is a very special Northern love song..." Song requests were constantly shouted so after "Moonriver" Morrissey sarcastically asked "Is there anything particular that you would like to not hear? What?" After "Boxers" he started "You know...", but never ended what he meant to say.
Morrissey friend Linder was seen taking photographs. She had followed Morrissey on the Kill Uncle Tour in 1991 and published a book of photos from that tour under the title "Morrissey Shot".
The other audience recording is of better quality but is much more scarcily found at this point in time, particularly on the internet. It is sometimes seen under the title "Get In The Ring".
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