The Smiths ‎– The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Label:
Rough Trade ‎– RT 191
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Push-out Centre
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Released:
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Tracklist

A The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:17
B Asleep 4:10

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

On rear sleeve:
"Special thanks to Grant Showbiz
Recorded in Manchester August 1985
Rough Trade Records, 61-71 Collier Street, London, N1
Cecil Beaton photograph courtesy of Sotheby's London"

On labels:
© 1985 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Written-By credits are displayed as "Words by Morrissey ★ Music by Johnny Marr" on rear sleeve, but as "(Morrissey and Marr") under both tracks on labels.

See also: Same release with solid centre label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side A runout - stamped [penultimate 1 is horizontal]): RT 191A-1U-1-1114
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side B runout - stamped [penultimate 1 is horizontal]): RT 191B-1U-1-1115
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side A runout - stamped): RT 191A -1U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side B runout - stamped): RT 191B -1U-1-1-x1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side A runout - stamped): RT 191A -1U-1-1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side B runout - stamped): RT 191B -1U-1-1-5
  • Matrix / Runout (All variants: Side A runout - etched): ARTY BLOODY FARTY GD
  • Matrix / Runout (All variants: Side B runout - etched): "IS THAT CLEVER" JM
  • Label Code: LC 5661

Other Versions (5 of 34) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTT 191 The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side(12", Single) Rough Trade RTT 191 UK 1985 Sell This Version
15RTL-3009 The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side(12", Promo) Rough Trade 15RTL-3009 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
RTT 191 The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side(7", Single) Rough Trade RTT 191 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
VIN 45162 The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side(7", Single) Virgin, Rough Trade VIN 45162 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
0-20392, 9 20392-0 A The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side(12", Single) Sire, Sire 0-20392, 9 20392-0 A US 1985 Sell This Version

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mrartiefufkin

mrartiefufkin

January 27, 2016
I have this version with the push-out centre but with different matrix/runouts on each side. The are similar to the UK 7"listed with the solid centre but with a couple of small changes - all hand etched and slightly different catalogue numbers:
Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): RT 191 A2
Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): ARTY BLOODY FARTY
Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): MPO
Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): RT 191 B2
Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): “IS THAT CLEVER” JM
Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): MPO
Loanesloan

Loanesloan

November 23, 2014
Matrix: A-1U-1-1 & B-1U-1-1-15