"There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends"
(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).

Another version was recorded on 3 June 1991 for KROQ in Los Angeles, as part of a 3-track radio session broadcast the following day. This time the musicians were Morrissey's live band: Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass) and Spencer Cobrin (drums).


album version {1:53}
"Kill Uncle" album


KROQ radio session 4 June 1991 {2:25}
"At KROQ" (EP)
• 12" and cd-single of "My Love Life" (UK, Holland and EEC only)
"The HMV/Parlophone Singles '88-'95" album
"Kill Uncle" album, redesigned edition [remastered 2013]
KROQ radio session 4 June 1991; unedited {2:41}
When the full recording of this 3-song radio session was leaked on the internet, it included the Morrissey interview and the full unedited version of "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends" including false start.
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 14 June 1991 [tv]
Morrissey's american television debut is easily found on bootleg video compilations of Morrissey television appearances alongside "Sing Your Life" which was also broadcast on the same programme. The audio is commonly circulated in good quality on various manufactured bootlegs as well as in digital format on the internet.


This song has been done in concert 33 times by Morrissey, perhaps even up to 37 times if we take into account the fact that information is missing for some concerts of the 1991 Kill Uncle tour, the only one on which it was featured. It was a setlist fixture between the very end of May and the end of July, with a few scattered airings between the latter date and the end of the year.

live Dallas 17 June 1991 {2:34}
"Live In Dallas", a live concert on video


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