"Well I Wonder" was the first track on the Meat Is Murder album to be written. Guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr recalled to Uncut magazine February 2008: "I remember the start of the (Meat Is Murder) record because I moved back to Manchester (Meat Is Murder was recorded in Liverpool) very deliberately - to get the atmosphere right for the instrumental tracks I was writing. And that worked out immediately because 'Well I Wonder' came out of that, with the rain and everything. When we did it we knew it would be popular because it had that real sense of yearning in it."
Anbelar from Wolverhampton Don from San Antonio, he specifically says Meat is Murder was deliberately recorded in Liverpool
Dn from FloridaJohnny Marr can't form sentences well - his sentences come across as forced and contrived. It's clear who the real lyricist was.
Neil from Birmingham, UkI almost got a tattoo with 'This is the final stand of all I am' but chickened out. I can't listen to it much but a few months between listens really helps me see how good it is. It was on The Chain, a bit on BBC 6 music and the positive reaction was huge.
George from Baton Rouge, LaIncredible song. Very moving. Romantic.
Don from San Antonio, TxMy fave on this album! I like the part about moving back to Manchester to get the mood right. Whatever it takes.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.