The second track on Morrissey’s solo debut, 1987’s Viva Hate, ‘Little Man, What Now?’ takes its title from a 1932 German novel (later adapted into movies in both Germany and the United States). The song’s lyrics have nothing to do with the plot of the novel, however.
Instead, this short tune memorializes the career of a child star who faded into obscurity after reaching adulthood.
Morrissey is a glutton for punishment. I don’t mean that his lyrics are full of him wallowing in misery, though that’s certainly true, too. I mean that he keeps popping up on Random iTunes Weekends despite the fact that I am the only fan of his who reads this blog.
Today’s track is the ninth Random Weekend appearance by Morrissey, and that doesn’t count anything by The Smiths. Continue reading
‘Bengali in Platforms’ is a track from Morrissey’s solo debut, 1988’s Viva Hate, an album released just six months after the final Smiths’ album (Strangeways, Here We Come).
Viva Hate was the start of a strong solo run for Morrissey, and proof that even after the unfortunate demise of The Smiths, at least one half of the Morrissey/Marr partnership would continue to thrive.