38 years

This was released over 38 years ago. Yikes.

It’s still evocative and lovely.
It popped up on my timeline yesterday, and was just perfect for the moment, because I actually was a bit miserable then. Ironically, it cheered me up a bit.

Terrible lip-syncing, as was always the way with Top of the Pops. And Morrissey doing his level best to be cool, despite the vacuous, mainstream show on which he’s ended up.

Yet he still manages to look suitable chastised and dramatic as he hits that third verse:

You’ve been in the house too long, she said
And I, naturally fled.

Oh. And that quiff. Timeless.