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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:21 am

from ages ago, and hardly topical, but i've just tittered at this in work:

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:17 am

i'm off to see johnny marr this week... got hold of the album over the weekend and it's miles better than i imagined it'd be

some of it's not great and other bits are a bit dull (sounds more like that album he did with The Cribs than anything else he's done before), but there's the odd bit of aceness in there. coupla tracks called to mind Echo & The Bunnymen and The Go-Betweens for me (well, his voice sounds a bit like he's angling for Robert Forster on occasion... or maybe just Tom Verlaine)

don't think i'll end up loving it, but i might get a stage where i quite like it
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by bullyhuff » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:10 pm

1983 demo tweeted by Mike Joyce!

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by islandhopper » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:30 pm

This Charming Man re-imagined in a Super Mario Bros style - https://soundcloud.com/lazyitis-1/super-morrissey-bros

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by bullyhuff » Thu May 23, 2013 5:38 pm

First solo show with Mike Joyce And Andy Rourke in the band.


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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by a layer of chips » Fri May 24, 2013 5:38 am

A somewhat bizarre/confused piece in the NME about this.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-smiths/70471

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Fri May 24, 2013 8:27 am

my knowledge of his solo stuff is sorta shite, so ... what's bizarre or indeed confused about it?
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by a layer of chips » Fri May 24, 2013 8:30 am

The headline and first par mainly.

It also makes me feel ancient that they have to refer back to Ye Olde Ancient Journal Uncut for knowledge of the event. No-one on the paper now was around at the time? I've no idea if anyone older than 35 writes for NME any more...

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Fri May 24, 2013 8:47 am

hmm, they're a bit of a struggle on the eyes, aren't they? interesting arrangements of words, like

there are defo older staffers at NME - Alan Woodhouse and Nathaniel Cramp are still there, i think. and Mark Beaumont, but let's try to forget about him, eh?
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Fri May 24, 2013 9:44 am

I could spend all day trying to figure out what a "rare gig" is.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by matt_crisp » Fri May 24, 2013 9:56 am

it's hardly rare footage is it, considering that the gig formed the backbone of the Hulmerist VHS it was always reasonable to assume that the rest of the gig was. I always thought it was one of Morrisseys most well documented gigs - the way it was his first solo gig, it was free and all you had to do was wear a Smiths / Moz t-shirt, the fact that people queued for hours then just before the start a bunch of skinheads turned up and pushed it. so for them to suddenly say its rare... i don't get it.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Fri May 24, 2013 10:16 am

presumably it's a mistake borne out of ignorance then. i'd never seen the footage meself so i can't say too much about it

i don't think there's a lot to get though. or get too worked up about, come to that. i'm all for slating NME when they do particularly dumb stuff, but this article smacks of 'hey, have you seen this?' 'no! quick, get it on the website before someone else does!'

in summary: ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by leon » Thu May 30, 2013 1:37 pm

Don't know if this is new but its new to me - The Horrible Histories people have done Dickens in the style of The Smiths http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrrAQ2Sz ... e=youtu.be

I like it, but then I like the show a lot.
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by moopind » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:59 pm

This is an exact copy of the Rank version of Bigmouth Strikes Again. Maybe the Smiths didn't really need Morrissey?

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Huw » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:29 pm

My new amp has a Johnny Marr setting. Which is exciting except that it'd be ridiculous to play guitar as badly as I do on Johnny Marr's setting!
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Barto » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:33 pm

Saw Johnny Marr live yesterday. It was amazing. His style is unique and you definitely feel it when you are so lucky to stand close to him while he performs. When he played There Is a Light and Bigmouth Strikes Again, it was so incredible listening to those guitar hooks performed by the man who created them, because the sound was the best possibile. I now listened live to some songs from The Smiths performed by Moz and Marr separately, and of course Moz voice was sorely missed yesterday (but Marr's vocals were decent), but I realized that the lack of Marr's guitar when Moz performs with his band is much bigger.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:38 pm

yeh, i saw him a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. i've been sort of vaguely skeptical about his guitar playing in the past but that gig really brought home how good he is

even some of the duller new ones (that one that goes on and on and sounds a bit like bauhaus, for instance) took the edge of the atmosphere but it was still a really good night out

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by moopind » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:29 pm

Andy Burnham, UK Shadow Health Secretary, on The Smiths.

I was sat near him on a plane, recently and one of his little kids swore. I mean Burnham, not Morrissey.
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by indiansummer » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:08 am

moopind wrote:Andy Burnham, UK Shadow Health Secretary, on The Smiths.

I was sat near him on a plane, recently and one of his little kids swore. I mean Burnham, not Morrissey.
if his kids have been raised to support everton as well, swearing will be a their default mode
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by kofi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:24 pm

I wonder if Burnham thinks the rationale of his decision to vote for the invasion, occupation and asset-stripping of Iraq has 'lasted well'?

Apparently so.

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