Morrissey Covers The Pretenders Song ‘Back On the Chain Gang’ In New Expanded “Low In High School” Album

Morrissey has covered The Pretenders’ classic Back on the Chain Gang (with a bit of word changes) as a bonus track for the deluxe edition of his 2017 album Low in High School. The album, which comes out on December 7, includes bonus vinyl w/ 4 new tracks includes the song and 5 Live Recordings and an Art Print. “I think the original can safely be counted as a pop classic, and as always with the Pretenders, of the brain as well as the loins,” he says of why he picked the song to Rolling Stone. “Chrissie is always ready to do something before anyone expects it, and for me that’s a well-developed artist.”