Morrissey

This section is for all other music-related topics

Moderators: MarieM, Maarten, pekka, Henning, Andrew (Darby), dick, tomsakic, Wybe, jarkko

Morrissey

Postby Jim Williams on Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:06 pm

Yep, that song's a gem - as are many on 'Viva Hate'. But when it comes M's solo output, I'd plump for the 'Vauxhall and I' and 'Your Arsenal' albums. As to The Smiths - all their albums are essential.
User avatar
Jim Williams
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Stone, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Postby Ghoti on Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:41 pm

I find myself liking Morrisey in spite of myself. A lot of his lyrics make no sense and are very annoying he's also incredably pretentious and egotystic (I have forgiven Jesus) but I really like his voice and his opinions and outlook and quite a few of his lyrics, especially from the Smiths days. my favourites are Sweet and Tender Hooligan and Shoplifters of the World Unite.
Ghoti
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:16 am
Location: Cavan, Ireland

Morrissey

Postby Jim Williams on Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:01 pm

Ghoti, I'm surprised a Leonard Cohen fan of all people ("I was born with the gift of a golden voice") can't see comedy when it rears its head. "I have forgiven Jesus", despite my reservations about the current fawning over Morrissey, is the funniest songtitle yet from a man who has long amused us in that department: "Some girls are bigger than others", "Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me", "Vicar in a Tutu", "Shoplifters of the World Unite", "Sweet and Tender Hooligan", "Hairdresser on Fire" etc.
User avatar
Jim Williams
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Stone, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Postby Teratogen on Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:00 am

or how about the "november spawned a monster" music video where he's all by himself in the desert with his button-up shirt half unbuttoned and untucked and humping big rocks? now THAT'S funny! hahahahaha.

anyone catch the new dvd and live cd? it's awesome. i got to see it the day before it came out at universal city walk in hollywood. i was quite impressed with the band myself. they made his music more enjoyable. and, well, morrissey was just morrissey. hahaha.
"Rock and roll is dead, but I am its revival. I'm prophesied by sages died, from Buddha to the Bible." --TERATOGEN
http://www.myspace.com/teratogen (music page)
http://www.myspace.com/teratogen666 (personal page)
http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheNoHoldsBard?ref=profile (Facebook page)
User avatar
Teratogen
 
Posts: 1653
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:09 pm
Location: Santa Clarita, California

Postby Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:30 pm

SorryJimwe'llhave to agree to disagree.I can see some of the comedic lyrics he has but I think some either just aren't funny or aren't trying to be (despite obvious laughabilty)
Guest
 

Postby Ghoti on Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:31 pm

Sorry, that Guest was me. forgot log in etc. Jim, i'm not saying I dislike Morrisey I'm saying I'm trying desperatly hard not to.
Ghoti
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:16 am
Location: Cavan, Ireland

Hmmm

Postby Jim Williams on Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:42 pm

Ghoti wrote:[I]'m not saying I dislike Morrisey - I'm saying I'm trying desperatly hard not to.


Why?
User avatar
Jim Williams
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Stone, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Postby Dylan on Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:39 pm

I went to see Nancy Sinatra last night at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Morrissey was in the audience. Sat right in front of me. :)
Image
User avatar
Dylan
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: Manchester, England

Postby Ghoti on Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:29 pm

That's cool. Did he look different? Did you speak to him?

Why?


Well, his lyrics don't always make sense and all the other things I mentioned before but he's so charismatic and occasionally funny and I really like his attitude. He's just cool and its hard to pretend he's not - all I can do is try :D
Ghoti
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:16 am
Location: Cavan, Ireland

Postby Dylan on Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:39 pm

He just looked like Morrissey. He was vey dignified and quiet. I was dying to just say "Hi" but the concert started literally a minute after he sat down.

Nancy was fab by the way. :)
Image
User avatar
Dylan
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: Manchester, England

Postby Jim Williams on Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:59 pm

Well, his lyrics don't always make sense and all the other things I mentioned before but he's so charismatic and occasionally funny and I really like his attitude. He's just cool and its hard to pretend he's not - all I can do is try :D


Good answer
User avatar
Jim Williams
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Stone, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Re: Morrissey

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:46 pm

video only available until midnight tonight - sorry about late notification - only just heard about it - perhaps it'll be illicitly uploaded to video-sharing sites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/radcl ... ssey.shtml
-------------------
30-minute-interview with the great man.

inexplicably he doesn't mention leonard.

Wednesday 18 February

John Wilson presenting

Morrissey

The British singer-songwriter Morrissey, who stormed onto the music scene in the early 1980s with his band The Smiths, is about to turn 50 and is celebrating it with the release of a new solo album Years of Refusal.

In a candid interview for this special edition of Front Row, Morrissey looks back over the last 50 years and his early years growing up in Manchester's Moss Side.

He also reflects on composing with Johnny Marr, whether The Smiths are ever likely to re-form, and how it feels to be still belting out the songs as he approaches his half-century.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/frontrow
sebmelmoth2003
 
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:41 pm

how many roads must a man go down

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:57 pm

before he reaches billy fury way?!

apparently, according to the CNJ article, morrissey's a big billy fury fan.

A FORGOTTEN path in West Hampstead could be in line for a rock ’n’ roll makeover as a campaign to name it after quiff-haired crooner Billy Fury gathers momentum...

...Alan Lewis, editor of Record Collector, said Fury had a lasting appeal which means his records still sell for hundreds of pounds.

“He was one of the most enduringly popular figures in 20th-century pop,” said Mr Lewis.

“His appeal ranges from listeners to BBC Radio 2’s Sound Of the 60s Show to more contemporary figures like Morrissey who is obsessed with Billy”...


http://www.thecnj.co.uk/camden/2009/031 ... 09_09.html

i was going to post the article on a billy fury forum but someone's beaten me to it.

p.s. how many roads etc does leonard have named after him?

http://www.billyfury.com/phpBB3/viewtop ... f=1&t=4846
sebmelmoth2003
 
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:41 pm

Re: Morrissey

Postby faithfully on Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:09 pm

I will go and see Moz in the Grand Rex in Paris on June 2nd.

2nd row, right in the middle...yeah! Only 1st row would be better... :o

He is vegetarian like Chrissie Hynde...and me! :D
Attachments
moz.jpg
moz.jpg (135.18 KiB) Viewed 1655 times
faithfully
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:35 pm

Morrissey - and jo brand

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:41 pm

i live near the maudsley psychiatric hospital where jo used to work.

i used to pop in regularly - to use the showers.

this was over two decades ago - i expect they've tightened up security since.

...CONTROVERSIAL comedian Jo Brand showed her caring side in a visit to the county this week.

...The comic, who is well-known for a wealth of television appearances, has lots of Herefordshire connections – her forthcoming novel, The More You Ignore Me, is about two Morrissey fans based in the county..
.

http://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.p ... 05/1817224
sebmelmoth2003
 
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:41 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Other music

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest