"Asian Rut"
(Morrissey/Mark E. Nevin)


The song must have been written shortly before or during the recording session for the "Kill Uncle" album, at Hook End Manor in the autumn of 1990, with producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. Musicians on this recording were Mark E Nevin (guitars), Mark 'Bedders' Bedford (basses), Andrew Paresi (drums and percussion), Nawazish Ali Khan (violin) and Steve Heart and/or Seamus Beaghen (harmonium).


album version {3:22}
"Kill Uncle" album
"Kill Uncle" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2013]


This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.


The song has been performed live 60 times by Morrissey, all on the 1991 Kill Uncle tour. Considering that a few setlists from 1991 have been lost, it can be reasonably speculated that the song may have been done up to 64 times. It was a fixture on that tour, appearing on the setlist almost every night.

live Dallas 17 June 1991 {3:42}
"Live In Dallas", a live concert on video
live Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 31 October 1991 {?:??}
"Your Arsenal" album, redesigned edition bonus DVD


No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.