In all the talk surrounding the 20 year (!) reissue of the Breeders’ Last Splash, it’s surprising that not many people have mentioned what a great record The Amps’ Pacer is. Maybe no one wants to get distracted from revisiting “Cannonball” and an album that was perpetually in the used bins of every CD store, but they should, because in a lot of ways, this is more enjoyable as a full album.
In spite of reviving the fine art of crooning, Morrissey isn’t exactly a master of melody. Most of his songs barely stray beyond two or three notes, and this song is no exception…except in one incredible moment that begins at around the :46 second mark:
Tell all my friends, I don’t have too many
Just some raincoated lovers’ puny brothers
It remains one of Morrissey’s most breathtaking musical moments, either solo or with the Smiths.