Pregnant for the Last Time

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"Pregnant for the Last Time"
Pregnant For The Last Time.jpg
Single by Morrissey
B-side
  • "Skin Storm"
  • "Cosmic Dancer" (live)
  • "Disappointed" (live)
Released15 July 1991 (1991-07-15)[1]
GenreRockabilly
Length2:43
LabelHMV
Songwriter(s)Morrissey, Mark Nevin
Producer(s)Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley
Morrissey singles chronology
"Sing Your Life"
(1991)
"Pregnant for the Last Time"
(1991)
"My Love Life"
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]

"Pregnant for the Last Time" is a song by Morrissey, released as a non-album single in July 1991. This was the first time Morrissey worked with guitarist Boz Boorer, who has consistently worked with him to this day. The single reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] B-side "Skin Storm" was originally written and performed by Bradford, while another B-side, "Cosmic Dancer", is a cover of a T. Rex song.

Critical reception[edit]

The single was described in NME as a "lovely little music hall ditty" and "far more sprightly and accessible than most of Kill Uncle" in a very positive review.[4] In a retrospective review, Ned Raggett of AllMusic wrote "The title track itself is very rockabilly-glam, from the tribal drums to the heavy guitar twangs, though the curious lyric keeps it from being a Morrissey classic."[2]

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live by Morrissey on his 1991 Kill Uncle tour. He has not performed the song live since then.[5]

Track listings[edit]

7-inch vinyl and cassette

  1. "Pregnant for the Last Time"
  2. "Skin Storm" (Bradford cover)

12-inch vinyl and CD

  1. "Pregnant for the Last Time"
  2. "Skin Storm" (Bradford cover)
  3. "Cosmic Dancer" (T. Rex cover) (live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1 May 1991)
  4. "Disappointed" (live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1 May 1991)
Country Record label Format Catalogue number
UK HMV 7-inch vinyl POP1627
UK HMV 12-inch vinyl 12POP1627
UK HMV Compact disc CDPOP1627
UK HMV Cassette TCPOP1627

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for "Pregnant for the Last Time"
Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 71
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 9
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Releases: Singles". Music Week. 13 July 1991. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Pregnant for the Last Time Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Morrissey UK chart". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ NME Pregnant for the Last Time Review
  5. ^ "Morrissey live history: Tour stats".
  6. ^ Goddard, Simon (2009). Mozipedia: The Enclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths. London: Random House. p. 331.
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 194.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Morrissey". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 August 2022.

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