"The National Front Disco"|
This song was written shortly before or during the initial "Your Arsenal" recording session in February 1992 at Utopia Studios in Primrose Hill. Further work may or may not have been done to it during the proper "Your Arsenal" session in March 1992 at the Wool Hall in Bath, with producer Mick Ronson. Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass) and Spencer Cobrin (drums).
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been done in concert a total of 161 times by Morrissey. It was played 45 times, a majority of dates on the 1992 Your Arsenal tour, usually as the final encore. It was on the setlist at each and every one of the 18 concerts on the 1995 Boxers tour. It was only skipped once, on the very first date of the Southpaw Grammar tour later the same year where it was again the preferred encore. It was then given a pause of a decade and reappeared in Morrissey's set in Mexico near the end of the Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI. It was then done 22 times without a break until the end of that tour. Morrissey sang it 55 times on the subsequent Greatest Hits tour, mostly during the first half in the spring and summer of 2007, rarely afterwards. It returned on the 2014 tour for a further 9 airings out of 17 dates.
No demos or studio outtakes of this song have leaked to the general public at this point in time.