Single version of Piccadilly Palare by Morrissey [1990] which would later appear on the compilation album Bona Drag.

In spite of remaining a steadfast and resolute silence on the subject of his own sexuality, Moz has penned some of the most cracklingly homoerotic songs of all time – check out ‘This Charming Man’ by The Smiths, for example, or ‘Alsatian Cousin’ from debut album ’Viva Hate’. 1990 single ‘Piccadilly Palare’ sees the bard inhabit the tragic-comic lives of 1950s rent boys in the seedy West End of the capital's good old bad old days. It even works in snatches of the secret Polari / Palare language – “So bona to vada your lovely eek and your lovely riah”. Lest we forget, a few months later he would release a compilation album entitled ‘Bona Drag’.

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