"I Know Very Well How I Got My Name"
(Morrissey/Stephen Street)


This song was very likely written in the interim between the end of the Smiths and the beginning of Morrissey's solo career. It seems to have been recorded during the "Viva Hate" sessions which took place between October and December 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, with producer Stephen Street. Musicians on the recording were Vini Reilly (guitar), Stephen Street (bass) and Andrew Paresi (drums), as well as a string sextet led by John Metcalfe.


single version {2:01}
"Suedehead" single, all formats
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album
studio outtake titled "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong" {1:53}
7" / cd-single free with the first 1000 copies of the Durutti Column's LP/cd titled VINI REILLY.


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


This song has never been done live.


excerpt of demo with orchestra and applause ending {1:33}
Not officially released, leaked on the internet in a package called "Viva Hate Outtakes".
acoustic studio outtake {2:03}
Taken from a record company cd-r of a scrapped reissue of "Viva Hate", this has not yet leaked on bootlegs.