Roy's Keen

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"Roy's Keen"
Single by Morrissey
from the album Maladjusted
Released 6 October 1997 (UK)
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Genre Rock
Length 3:36
Label Island (UK)
Writer(s) Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
"Alma Matters"
(1997)
"Roy's Keen"
(1997)
"Satan Rejected My Soul"
(1997)

"Roy's Keen" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in October 1997. It was the second single to be taken from the Maladjusted album and was the third Morrissey single not to feature himself on the cover, instead a photograph of two boys taken by Roger Mayne on London Southam Street in the 1950s.

The single reached number 42 in the UK Singles Chart. The failure to reach the top 40 meant that a recorded performance of the song of Top of the Pops did not air until it was shown on Top of the Pops 2 in 2003.

The title is a pun of the name of former Manchester United footballer Roy Keane — a fact Morrissey acknowledged during live performances of the song by changing the lyrics to "never seen a keener midfielder". The song was played over the closing credits of Keane's 2002 documentary As I See It.

Despite being released as a single, the song was omitted from Maladjusted's remastered CD reissue in 2009.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl and cassette[edit]

  1. "Roy's Keen"
  2. "Lost"

12" vinyl and CD (UK)[edit]

  1. "Roy's Keen"
  2. "Lost"
  3. "The Edges Are No Longer Parallel"
Country Record label Format Catalogue number
UK Island 7" vinyl IS671
UK Island 12" vinyl 12IS671
UK Island Compact disc CID671
UK Island Cassette CIS671

Musicians[edit]

  • Morrissey: vocals
  • Martin Boorer: guitar
  • Alain Whyte: guitar
  • Jonny Bridgwood: bass
  • Spencer James Cobrin: drums

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