"King Leer"
(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), and perhaps Nawazish Ali Khan (violin) and Steve Heart and/or Seamus Beaghen (harmonium).


album version {2:55}
"Kill Uncle" album
"Kill Uncle" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2013]


Steve Vizard Show 10 September 1991 [tv]
This is circulated on bootleg video compilations of Morrissey television appearances. The audio is commonly found in good quality on various manufactured bootlegs as well as in digital format on the internet.


The song is on every known Morrissey setlist from the 1991 Kill Uncle tour, for a total of 62 performances, probably even 66 when taking into account that setlist information is missing for 4 concerts that year. It has not been heard in concert since.

live Dallas 17 June 1991 {2:47}
"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.