"Journalists Who Lie"
(Morrissey/Stephen Street)


The musical half of this song was sent by producer Stephen Street to Morrissey before the two fell out at some point in 1989. Morrissey's lyrics must have been written at some point between that time and the recording sessions for the "Kill Uncle" album, at Hook End Manor in the autumn of 1990. The song was originally meant to be part of the latter album, but ended being used only as a b-side. Producers were Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, and musicians were Mark E Nevin (guitars), Mark 'Bedders' Bedford (basses), Andrew Paresi (drums), Nawazish Ali Khan (violin) and Steve Heart (harmonium) and Seamus Beaghen (piano).


single version {4:10}
"Our Frank" single, all formats
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album


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


This song has never been done live.


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



When questioned about which of his song he is most proud lyrically in a Q&A published on the True-To-You website in November 2005, Morrissey answered "It's impossible to answer this because I'm proud of most of them. There are only a few that make me shudder – such as "Get Off The Stage," "Journalists Who Lie," "I Don't Owe You Anything"... But most of them, I think, somehow stand the test of time. Of course, some songs are better than others..."