Barbarism Begins at Home

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"Barbarism Begins at Home"
Barbarism Begins at Home Cover.jpg
Single by The Smiths
from the album Meat Is Murder
B-side "Shakespeare's Sister"
Released April 1985
Format 7"
Genre
Length 3:48/6:57
Label Rough Trade
Songwriter(s) Morrissey and Johnny Marr.
The Smiths singles chronology
"Shakespeare's Sister"
(1985)
"Barbarism Begins at Home"
(1985)
"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
(1985)

"Shakespeare's Sister"
(1985)
"Barbarism Begins at Home"
(1985)
"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
(1985)

"Barbarism Begins at Home" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths. Featured on the February 1985 album Meat Is Murder, it was given an initial limited release in Germany and Italy in April 1985 but was not released as a single in the UK until 1988. It is known for Andy Rourke's funk-inspired repetitive bassline synced with Johnny Marr's funk riff, with few alterations during the track.

Track listing[edit]

7" RTD 021
No.TitleLength
1."Barbarism Begins at Home"3:48
2."Shakespeare's Sister"2:09
12" RTD 021 T
No.TitleLength
1."Barbarism Begins at Home"7:00
2."Shakespeare's Sister"2:09
3."Stretch Out and Wait"2:37
CD Single
No.TitleLength
1."Barbarism Begins at Home"3:48
2."Shakespeare's Sister"2:09
3."Stretch Out and Wait"2:37

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