"The Father Who Must Be Killed"
(Morrissey/Alain Whyte)


This song was very likely written shortly before or during the recording sessions for the "Ringleader Of The Tormentors" album, which took place at Forum Music Village in Rome between September and November 2005, with producer Tony Visconti. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Gary Day (bass), Matt Chamberlain (drums) and Michael Farrell (keyboards).


album version {3:54}
"Ringleader Of The Tormentors" album


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


The song has been performed live 14 times by Morrissey, sporadically between late April and early August 2006 on the Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI. There are no officially released live recordings of it at this point in time.


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



"Alain's writing for Ringleader of the Tormentors had elegantly surpassed itself, with what would become Life is a pigsty, I will see you in far-off places and The father who must be killed defined for all time as the very best."
- Morrissey, "Autobiography"