Boxers (song)

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"Boxers"
Single by Morrissey
from the album World of Morrissey
Released 16 January 1995
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:28
Label Parlophone (UK)
Writer(s) Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
"Interlude"
(1994)
"Boxers"
(1995)
"Dagenham Dave"
(1995)
Alternative covers
US single cover

"Boxers" is a song by Morrissey, released in January 1995 to promote a tour of the same name.

The single reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart, despite not featuring on album at the time of the release. The title track and the two B-sides would later be complied on the World of Morrissey that was released in February that year.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl and cassette[edit]

  1. "Boxers"
  2. "Have-a-Go Merchant"

12" vinyl and CD[edit]

  1. "Boxers"
  2. "Have-a-Go Merchant"
  3. "Whatever Happens, I Love You"
Country Record label Format Catalogue number
UK Parlophone 7" vinyl R6400
UK Parlophone 12" vinyl 12R6400
UK Parlophone Compact disc CDR6400
UK Parlophone Cassette TCR6400

Reviews[edit]

The single was given a favourable review in Q magazine, with Ian Harrison writing that the song "is as good as anything he's done" and that the single made you "realise how few singers can leave you as despondent, elated or intrigued". NME on the other hand gave their usual bad review, with John Mulvey declaring the single was "just another example of his tedious obsession with bits of rough who'd give him a kicking given half a chance" and that "any enjoyment of his records nowadays is tainted by the fact that a nasty taste from all those obnoxious, apologist, quasi-libertarian quotes still lingers."[1]

Musicians[edit]

  • Morrissey: vocals
  • Alain Whyte: guitar
  • Boz Boorer: guitar, sax, clarinet
  • Jonny Bridgwood: bass guitar
  • Woodie Taylor: drums

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live by Morrissey on his 1995 and 2000 tours.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Q and NME Boxers Reviews

External links[edit]