The Boy Racer

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"The Boy Racer"
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Single by Morrissey
from the album Southpaw Grammar
Released 27 November 1995 (1995-11-27)
Format 7", CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:46
Label RCA (UK)
Writer(s) Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Morrissey singles chronology
"Dagenham Dave"
(1995)
"The Boy Racer"
(1995)
"Sunny"
(1995)

"The Boy Racer" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in 1995, the second single to be taken from the album Southpaw Grammar. It was Morrissey's second and final single release on the RCA record label he had signed to after leaving EMI. The single was released across two CDs, each with different covers but both featuring a young boy. Contrary to rumour, the child is not Morrissey's nephew.

The single reached number 36 on the UK Singles Chart, ten places lower than his last single, "Dagenham Dave".

Track listings[edit]

7": RCA / 74321 33294 7 (United Kingdom)[edit]

  1. "The Boy Racer" – 4:47
  2. "London" (live London 26/2/95) – 2:38

CD: RCA / 74321 33294 2 (United Kingdom)[edit]

  1. "The Boy Racer" – 4:47
  2. "London" (live London 26/2/95) – 2:38
  3. "Billy Budd" (live London 26/2/95) – 2:19

CD: RCA / 74321 33295 2 (United Kingdom)[edit]

  1. "The Boy Racer" – 4:47
  2. "Spring-Heeled Jim" (live London 26/2/95) – 3:50
  3. "Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself" (live London 26/2/95) – 3:51

Musicians[edit]

  • Morrissey: voice
  • Alain Whyte: guitar
  • Boz Boorer: guitar
  • Jonny Bridgwood: bass guitar
  • Spencer Cobrin: drums

Live performances[edit]

The song was performed live by Morrissey between 1995 and 2012.

See also[edit]

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