"Action Is My Middle Name"|
The song was presumably written during the year preceding its live debut in the summer of 2011. It is not known if a proper studio version was recorded by Morrissey for himself prior to the Janice Long session recorded for the BBC on 10 June 2011 and broadcast on 15 June 2011 (producer: Mark Plant). The musicians who played on the latter recording are Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Matt Walker (drums), Solomon Walker (bass) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards, perhaps more).
This song has yet to be released in studio form otherwise than as the radio and television sessions mentioned below. It has also been released in live form (see below).
The song has been performed live 69 times by morrissey since its live introduction in 2011. It was done frequently (37 times out of 47 dates) in 2011, much less in 2012 (17 times out of 56 dates), then on every night in 2013.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.