The Boy Racer

The Boy Racer

Infobox Single
Name = The Boy Racer

Artist = Morrissey
from Album = Southpaw Grammar
Released = November 27, 1995
Format = 7", CD
[ Recorded = ]
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:46
Label = RCA (UK)
Writer = Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Producer = Steve Lillywhite
Last single = "Dagenham Dave" (1995)
This single = "The Boy Racer" (1995)
Next single = "Sunny" (1995)
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Type = single

Lower caption = CD 2 Cover
Song infobox
Name = The Boy Racer

Artist = Morrissey
Album = Southpaw Grammar
Released = August 28 1995
track_no = 3
Recorded = March-April 1995
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:46
Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
Label = RCA
Producer = Steve Lillywhite
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Southpaw Grammar
Type = studio
Tracks =
# "The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"
# "Reader Meet Author"
# "The Boy Racer"
# "The Operation"
# "Dagenham Dave"
# "Do Your Best and Don't Worry"
# "Best Friend on the Payroll"
# "Southpaw"

"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 in the UK singles chart, ten places lower than his last single, Dagenham Dave.

Track listings

7" vinyl

# "The Boy Racer"
# "London (live London 26/2/95)"

CD 1

# "The Boy Racer"
# "London (live London 26/2/95)"
# "Billy Budd (live London 26/2/95)"

CD 2

# "The Boy Racer"
# "Spring-Heeled Jim (live London 26/2/95)"
# "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (live London 26/2/95)"


* Morrissy: Voice
* Alain Whyte: Guitars
* Boz Boorer: Guitars
* Jonny Bridgwood: Bass Guitars
* Spencer Cobrin: The Drums

Live Performances

The song was performed live by Morrissey on his 1995, 1997 and 1999/2000 tours.

See also

* Morrissey discography

External links

* " [ The Boy Racer] " at [ Passions Just Like Mine]

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