Watch Morrissey Cover The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” on “James Corden”

Low In High School Deluxe Edition Due Out December 7 via BMG

Nov 08, 2018
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Morrissey stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden last night to perform his cover of The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang." He released a video for the cover last week and the track will be featured on the deluxe edition of his 2017 album, Low in High School, which is due out December 7 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. It includes four previously unreleased tracks and five covers of songs by his favorite artists. Watch the Corden performance below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Rolling Stone originally premiered the video for the cover and Morrissey had this to say to them about The Pretenders' front-woman Chrissie Hynde: "Chrissie is one of my longest and enduring friendships. I don't have many. She sang on my 1991 U.K. single 'My Love Life,' and also on a track on my Swords album called 'Shame Is the Name.' Chrissie is the funniest person in the world, yet she has absolutely no sense of humor. We have been in many absurd situations - all her fault, of course. I know she'd marry me tomorrow, but she's already had 11 husbands and she's always being spotted digging in the garden at midnight."

"Back on the Chain Gang" was released as a single in 1982 and appeared on the band's 1984 album Learning to Crawl, as well as the soundtrack to 1982's Martin Scorsese movie The King of Comedy. Morrissey's cover will also be released as 7-inch single.

Also read our review of Low in High School.

Morrissey Tour Dates:

Sat, Nov 10th - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
Fri, Nov 23rd - Mexico City, MX - National Auditorium
Tues, Nov 27th - Lima, PE - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición
Fri, Nov 30th - Rio de Janeiro, BR - Fundição Progresso
Sun, Dec 2nd - São Paulo, BR - Espaco Das Americas
Wed, Dec 5th - Asunción, PY - Centro de Convenciones De La Conmebol
Fri, Dec 7th - Buenos Aires, AR - Direct TV Arena
Fri, Dec 14th - Mostazal, CL - Gran Arena Monticello
Sat, Dec 15th - Santiago, CL - Movistar Arena 

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