Last November, Morrissey announced that plans were in the works for Warner Brothers to release a physical single from The Smiths featuring previously unreleased versions of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and "Rubber Ring." It turns out the 7" single will be released on April 22nd for Record Store Day and will be limited to only 5000 copies.
Note that the artwork for the single has changed since last November.
This is the scrapped artwork:
This is the new artwork:
The Smiths -- The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 7" tracklisting
Side A: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (demo mix)
Side B: Rubber Ring (early Drone Studios version)
Meanwhile Morrissey will be hitting the road for his North American tour next week, and in promotion of the tour he consented to an email interview with The Dallas Observer. The legend was asked to comment on the upcoming unauthorized Morrissey biopic England Is Mine, and as you might expect he didn't have any kind words for the project:
"I wasn't approached or consulted by the filmmakers, so I think it's safe to make all the logical assumptions that arise from that. Yikes, I believe, is the common expression."
Read the full interview with Morrissey here.
Morrissey -- North American tour
Mar 29 -- Monterrey, MX @ Teatro Banamex
Mar 31 -- Mexico City, MX @ Sports Palace
Apr 01 -- Guadalajara, MX @ Roxy Festival
Apr 04 -- Puebla, MX @ BUAP Complex
Apr 08 -- Santa Ana, CA @ WWWY Festival
Apr 10 -- Tuscon, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theatre
Apr 12 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 14 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Apr 15 -- Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Published March 21st, 2017