Greetings to the New Brunette

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"Greetings to the New Brunette" is a song by Billy Bragg from the 1986 album Talking with the Taxman About Poetry.[1] It was the second single from the album, following "Levi Stubbs' Tears", and reached No. 58 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1986.[2]

The song features Johnny Marr on electric guitar,[3] and vocals by Kirsty MacColl.[4] The song was selected by actor David Tennant as one of his Desert Island Discs.


  1. ^ Kilman, Larry (22 March 1987). "Bragg doesn't hide his message". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company - Greetings to the New Brunette". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Packer, Nigel (29 August 1999). "CD Review: Billy Bragg". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bragg Reissued, Boxed By Yep Roc". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 7 July 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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