"The Bed Took Fire"|
This song was written and recorded during the sessions that supplied the material for the single "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" and "Interesting Drug", in November/December 1988 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with producer Stephen Street. The musicians on this recording were Craig Gannon (guitar), Andy Rourke (bass), Mike Joyce (drums), Neil Taylor (second guitar) and Stephen Street (keyboards). It was originally meant to be released as a b-side on the "Interesting Drug" single, but Morrissey was not satisfied with it and it was finally shelved.
While he was recording the material for "Bona Drag" at Hook End Manor during the winter of 1989-1990, Morrissey invited producer Stephen Street to join him and retouch his recording of the song. The new mix was finally satisfying enough for Morrissey to release it as a b-side on the "Piccadilly Palare" single, but under the alternate title "At Amber".
See also "At Amber".
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web, either as "The Bed Took Fire" or "At Amber".
The song has been performed live only once by Morrissey, on 9 August 2002, the very first date of that year's tour with no name. It was at the time only known by its alternate title "At Amber". There are no officially released live recordings of this one-off performance at this point in time.