Hairdresser on Fire

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"Hairdresser on Fire"
"Hairdresser on Fire" cover
B-side by Morrissey
Released 15 February 1988
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:53
Label HMV (UK)
Writer Morrissey, Vini Reilly
Producer Stephen Street

"Hairdresser on Fire" is a song by Morrissey, that originally featured as a B-side on his single "Suedehead" as well as being a bonus track on the American release of his solo debut Viva Hate. It was later featured on the compilation album Bona Drag as well.

The song is based around Morrissey's obsession with his hair, and his hairdresser in Sloane Square, London. He wrote the song because of his frustration in getting an appointment in the salon. That's why the song states "Can you squeeze me into an empty page of your diary".

Morrissey performed the track on his 2004 birthday performance in Manchester, which was released on DVD as Who Put the M in Manchester?.

The opening track for Ryan Adams' Heartbreaker is a recording of an argument between Adams and David Rawlings over the inclusion of Suedehead, the A-side of this track, on Bona Drag.

There is a hairdressing salon in Copenhagen which takes its name from the song, as well as a salon and day spa in Windsor, Connecticut.[1] Furthermore, in Germany, a hairdressing salon in the Nippes district of Cologne is named after the song and has been since its opening in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ "Hairdresser On Fire". Hairdresser On Fire. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Hairdresser on fire – Start". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 

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