(Morrissey/Boz Boorer/Gary Day)


This song is assumed to have been written at some point between the year 2000 and its live debut in August 2002. It may have been recorded alongside the "You Are The Quarry" material at Sarm Hook End in Berkshire in the autumn of 2003 and mixed at Conway Studios in Los Angeles with producer Jerry Finn, although the latter album is generally credited as having been recorded in Los Angeles in 2004. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass), Dean Butterworth (drums). Roger Manning should be credited for keyboards if the song was recorded alongside the "You Are The Quarry" material, or else Mikey V Farrell if it was recorded shortly after. There is also this possibility that the song was recorded before the "You Are The Quarry" sesssions.


single version {4:05}
• USA single of "First Of The Gang To Die", all formats
• DVD-single and Europe (non-UK) cd-single of "First Of The Gang To Die"
• Deluxe edition of "You Are The Quarry" album


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


This song has been done in concert by Morrissey 27 times out of the 29 first dates of the 2002 tour with no name, then not at all for the remainder of the tour, and never since, not even in 2004 when it was finally given an official release.

There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.


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