Viva Hate [Limited Edition Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Following the breakup of the Smiths, Morrissey needed to prove that he was a viable artist without Johnny Marr, and Viva Hate fulfilled that goal with grace. Working with producer Stephen Street and guitarist Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column, Morrissey doesn't drastically depart from the sound of Strangeways, Here We Come, offering a selection of 12 jangling guitar pop sounds. One major concession is the presence of synthesizers -- which is ironic, considering the Smiths' adamant opposition to keyboards -- but neither the sound, nor Morrissey's wit, is diluted. And while the music is occasionally pedestrian, Morrissey compensates with a superb batch of lyrics, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Following the breakup of the Smiths, Morrissey needed to prove that he was a viable artist without Johnny Marr, and Viva Hate fulfilled that goal with grace. Working with producer Stephen Street and guitarist Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column, Morrissey doesn't drastically depart from the sound of Strangeways, Here We Come, offering a selection of 12 jangling guitar pop sounds. One major concession is the presence of synthesizers -- which is ironic, considering the Smiths' adamant opposition to keyboards -- but neither the sound, nor Morrissey's wit, is diluted. And while the music is occasionally pedestrian, Morrissey compensates with a superb batch of lyrics, ranging from his conventional despair "Little Man, What Now?," "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me" to the savage political tirade of "Margaret on a Guillotine." Nevertheless, the two masterstrokes on the album -- the gorgeous "Everyday Is Like Sunday" and the infectious "Suedehead" -- were previously singles, and both are on the compilation Bona Drag. [Viva Hate is also available in a release with added bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724385632525
  • Catalog Number: 856325
  • Sales rank: 48,245

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Morrissey Primary Artist, Vocals
Mark Davies Cello
Rachel Maguire Cello
John Metcalfe Viola
Vini Reilly Guitar, Keyboards
Stephen Street Guitar, Bass Guitar
Robert Woolhard Cello
Fenella Barton Violin
Mark Daves Cello
John Metcalf Viola
Andrew Paresi Drums
Robert Woollard Cello
Rick Koster Violin
Technical Credits
Mick Ronson Producer
Gary Day Composer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Morrissey Composer, Lyricist
Stephen Street Songwriter, Producer
Alain Whyte Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really Beautiful depressing music I love it.

    This is the kind of true music I like where someone is pouring their emotions out and its not all candy coated and fake happiness. I love this guys voice and his honest dissapointments.

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    Posted November 10, 2009

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