Jack The Ripper

Album: Beethoven Was Deaf (1992)
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Songfacts®:

  • Jack The Ripper was a notorious British serial killer who murdered and butchered prostitutes in the 1880s. He was never caught and his identity was never determined.
  • Morrissey wrote this song with his guitarist Boz Boorer. The song seems to be a dialogue between Jack The Ripper and one of his victims.
  • Morrissey never recorded this song, but he did play it in concert and included live cuts on various compilation album. The song was first released on the B-side to Morrissey's single "Certain People I Know."
  • My Chemical Romance played this at some of their concerts and released their live version on the "Thank You For The Venom" single.

Comments: 2

  • James from Morton, IlActually, there IS a studio version of the song, recorded BEFORE the more familiar live versions became available. The studio track was the b-side to Morrissey's 1992 single, Certain People I Know.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThe fact that this song was never recorded in a studio and is still such a fan favorite shows how good this song is.
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