This Morrissey article was written by Ben Kendall, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.

Morrissey and his former band The Smiths can now be heard in a new light (that will also never go out), as a number of rare versions of their songs have emerged online on a Morrissey fansite –

A user on the website by the name of Uncleskinny posted an article with SoundCloud links to the recordings under his SoundCloud name Peter Skinny. These include an acoustic demo of ‘Nobody Loves Us’, an early version of ‘Boy Racer’ and a demo of ‘Southpaw’ (all later released on Morrissey’s fifth solo album ‘Southpaw Grammar’).

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Also included are demos of ‘Bengali in Platforms’ (released on his debut album ‘Viva Hate’), ‘He Knows I’d Love To See Him’ (released on his compilation album ‘Bona Drag’), and an early version of The Smiths’ song ‘Never Had No One Ever’, from a recording session in 1986 for their third album ‘The Queen Is Dead’.

Above you can listen to the ‘Never Had No One Ever’ demo from Peter Skinny’s SoundCloud.

Rare Recordings of The Smiths and Morrissey arise online

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