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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by ShaunBrilldream » Wed Apr 12, 2017 02:59

That must be fake. There is no way you'd catch Morrissey making himself look like a right twat waving a flag.
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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22

Can anyone still stand to listen to Morrissey? Can anyone still separate the music from the person?

They played Last of the Famous International Playboys on the radio yesterday and I had to turn it off. I can't hear Morrissey at all any more without feeling betrayed and stupid and furious.

In my more melodramatic, self-pitying (and, hey, Morrisseyesque) moments I feel like the defining experience of my generation has been nothing more than a sequence of betrayals and letdowns. Morrissey has become another item in the sequence, and probably the most devastating one of all. Sometimes it feels like ten or 15 years of my life were meaningless.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by humblebee » Tue Sep 26, 2017 13:28

Look though. This is fun.


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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Philip Marlow » Tue Nov 21, 2017 19:50

humblebee wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22
Can anyone still stand to listen to Morrissey?
Yes. Although he makes it easier by having recorded practically bugger all of compelling interest in the last few years. The pre 'Oh shit, he's actually a bigoted dick' material doesn't trip my switches, for whatever reason.

That being said, it's a personal thing, innit? And when he opened his mouth to declare that Anne Marie Waters had been cheated out of the UKIP leadership by a massive PC conspiracy, I did find myself thanking my stars that my alcohol-drenched teenage misanthropy was soundtracked by Mark Eitzel and Paul Westerberg. If either of those two turns out to be a wrong 'un, you'll be able to snap my heart in two like a dry twig.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by nilsFr » Sat Mar 24, 2018 13:53

I have very nostalgic feelings connected with the Smiths: I had one of the first dates with my girlfriend, we walked together, shared headphones, sang the Smiths.. it was very romantic October !

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by Arthur » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:19

I feel exactly the same as Humblebee. I'm sure there are loads of 'popstars' who have all done/said stupid and horrible things that we wouldn't like, but it doesn't stop you being able to enjoy their music. Separate their behaviour from their music. But for some reason with Morrissey, who I once thought was wonderful, I can't stand to listen to him any longer. I think I feel like he has lied all along, played us to get where he wanted to be. I'm not sure why I feel that way, but I do. It's a shame as 'Vauxhall & I' was always one of my top LP's ever. But now, i hear his voice and all I can see in my mind is flag waving and the face of Farage. Maybe in time, I'll be able to dip back in and separate the music from the idiot. But it's not looking promising.

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Re: The Smiths/Morrissey

Post by This Is Helena » Fri Sep 28, 2018 20:57

humblebee wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22
Can anyone still stand to listen to Morrissey? Can anyone still separate the music from the person?
I've been meaning to write a reply to this for ages (it's only taken me just over a year).

I can no longer listen to him. For me it's been a long slow retreat which began with the Channel 4 documentary some time ago. Considering it seems to have been well choreographed by him he didn't come out of it at all well. On top of that his autobiography only compounded these feelings. I feel sad but there is so much music that fills the gap (at least for me and I'm sure many others). I only wish I'd got out sooner.
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