Viva Hate [Limited Edition Bonus Tracks]

Viva Hate [Limited Edition Bonus Tracks]

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Following the breakup of the Smiths, Morrissey needed to prove that he was a viable artist without Johnny Marr, and Viva Hate fulfilled that goal with grace. Working with producer Stephen Street and guitarist Vini Reilly (of the Durutti Column), Morrissey doesn't drastically depart from the sound of Strangeways, Here We Come, offering a selection of 12 jangling guitar pop sounds. One major concession is the presence of synthesizers -- which is ironic, considering the Smiths' adamant opposition to keyboards -- but neither the sound, nor Morrissey's wit, is diluted. And while the music is occasionally pedestrian, Morrissey compensates with a superb batch of lyrics, ranging from his conventional despair ("Little Man, What Now?," "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me") to the savage political tirade of "Margaret on a Guillotine." Nevertheless, the two masterstrokes on the album -- the gorgeous "Everyday Is Like Sunday" and the infectious "Suedehead" -- were previously singles, and both are on the compilation Bona Drag. [Viva Hate is also available in a release with added bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724385632525
catalogNumber: 856325
Rank: 3073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morrissey   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mark Davies   Cello
Rachel Maguire   Cello
Vini Reilly   Guitar,Keyboards
Stephen Street   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Robert Woolhard   Cello
Fenella Barton   Violin
Mark Daves   Cello
John Metcalf   Viola
Andrew Paresi   Drums
Robert Woollard   Cello
John Metcalfe   Viola
Rick Koster   Violin

Technical Credits

Mick Ronson   Producer
Gary Day   Composer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Morrissey   Composer,Lyricist
Stephen Street   Songwriter,Producer
Alain Whyte   Composer

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