News Archive :
Jan. 25-30, 1998
-My Early Burglary Years track listing
|Jan 30 98 -
|"How Soon Is
Now?" featured in "The Wedding Singer"
From Andrew Shiue:
went to a preview screening of "The Wedding Singer" tonight [Weds.], and
"How Soon Is Now" was prominently played during one of the scenes. Most talk of
depressing music revolved around the Cure, however. Oh, well...
And from David Tran:
February 3, the original soundtrack for "The Wedding Singer" starring Adam
Sandler comes out. The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?" is on it. Some of the
other songs and their bands include "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" - Culture
Club, " Boys Dont Cry" - The Cure, " Its All I Can Do" -
The Cars, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - The Police, "Everyday I
Write The Book" - Elvis Costello, "Blue Monday" - New Order, and
"China Girl" - David Bowie. The movie comes out February 13 to most theaters.
Here's a new sport: skiing. From Paula:
well, this is nothing tremendous, but, I flipped on the tv, and to my amazement, I heard "Alma
Matters"! but it wasnt the video that I am so dying to see, it was just back
up music for some skiing thing, like an interview of Picaboo Street, but still it was
Reaction to My Early Burglary Years track
... has been largely negative on the discussion board. John M. suggested e-mailing
your views to Reprise at this address. One
thing I'm not sure about that was mentioned in the original post -- an in-store in Costa
Mesa, CA where he played "Cosmic Dancer"? I've never heard of it.
Is there anyone willing to lend some of his or her graphic
talent to this page? I would like to see (as I'm sure others also) a new graphic/logo
(around 450x200 pixels, jpeg format) that would appear at the top of the page. Any new
ideas would be welcome. I am afraid I don't have much to offer as a prize except for the
display of your work and full credit, of course... Please e-mail your contribution soon, and let me know
if you have any questions.
28 98 - Wednesday
Burglary Years - track listing
Thanks to Chiefbrody for
the news posted in the Reprise section on AOL:
Okay, kids, we finally have it: the lineup for
Morrisseys "My Early Burglary Years"
Morrissey decided it would be nice to do a "rarities"-type release, and this
tracklisting is largely his choice. EMI thought this lineup was pretty cool, so dont
be surprised if it turns up in the UK at some point.
This will be an enhanced CDit will have the video for "Sunny" in the
Heres the music:
SUNNYEMI b side
AT AMBEREMI b side
COSMIC DANCER (The T.Rex song; NOT the live version from
Hollandthis is a never before released version from his Costa Mesa, CA in-store.
Its much better, even Morrissey said so...)
NOBODY LOVES USEMI b side
A SWALLOW ON MY NECKEMI b side
SISTER IM A POETSire b side
BLACK EYED SUSANEMI b side
MICHAELS BONESSire b side
ID LOVE TOSire b side
READER MEET AUTHORalbum track
PASHERNATE LOVEEMI b side
GIRL LEAST LIKELY TOSire b side
JACK THE RIPPERalbum track
IVE CHANGED MY PLEA TO GUILTYSire b side
THE BOY RACERalbum track
The CD is currently scheduled for release on 5/12.
Transmitted: 1/27/98 1:28 AM (moz_)
Australian Radio Tribute
Thursday night (tomorrow), 10 pm to 1 am - a
Smiths/Morrissey special for a program called "The J-Files"
will be broadcast on Triple J radio, a
nationwide Youth Radio Network in Australia. Thanks to Paul Brent for the info:
special is essentially Smiths in focus, but the final hour of the three hour special will
be predominantly Morrissey solo. Were getting listeners to ring in and request their
favourite Smiths tracks, were going to have a quiz, we will be playing some
interview tapes of Morrissey during the Smiths times, plus, live tracks from the Smiths
and Morrissey - including a BBC disc of live stuff that Moz performed when supporting
David Bowie a couple of years ago... before he got sick.
The main thing is - it's a celebration of the group and of Moz!!
Try not to fall asleep because I've been asked to do a brief
interview later in the show (at approximately 12:30).
More on the Harvard Smiths tribute
From Emily Donahue:
the Smiths Tribute on WHRB: It rockednot only were there rarities and live tapes
played, but there was Smiths trivia (challenging, too!) and great prizes like rare
12"s and 7" sponsored by local record stores. I too, was impressed amd managed
to record 3 hours of it... I fell asleep listening, and awoke to my alarm singing
"Stop Me If You Think Youve Heard This One Before"... Only one misjudgment
by the DJs: Terence Stamp more attractive than Moz? Cmon!
Cornelius Carr in ad for VH-1
The clip is probably taken from the "Boxers" video.
watching VH-1 (UK) there was a clip advertising VH-1 which showed Cornelius Carr coming
out of his corner and punching the screen which I am sure the still used for the cover of
"Sweet and Tender" came from.
|Jan 27 98 -
Thanks to Jackson
for the follow-up on the Morrissey-Allen Toussaint connection:
did indeed work with Allen Toussaint in a recording studio on November 9, 1992 in New
Orleans (Slidell to be exact). Unfortunately, Moz did not get much accomplished for at
that time a radio station in New Orleans called the Zephyr, had a contest to meet
Morrissey and "hang-out" with him at the studio. According to Morrissey, he was
unaware of this "contest" and left the studio angry. He went across the street
to Skinnys Tavern met with some fans, took pictures and drank beer with a few. As
for the winners of the contest, well they never got to meet Morrissey.
John Peel follow-up
Thanks to Rachel Mckeon:
account of the meeting is taken from Peels introduction to the Bigmouth book,
but hes also mentioned it a few times elsewhere:
"I bumped into him [Morrissey] again when I was driving down from Edinburgh
having annoyed some students by playing records they didnt like. I stopped at the
sevices just south of Newcastle and was sitting there having a cup of tea when he came
over, said hello and then to my astonishment announced that this was his favourite
motorway service station! I think that was taking pickiness a bit too far because never in
all my life - and Im a man who likes to make lists - have I felt a need to make a
list of my favourite motorway service stations. Doubtless, after reading this the next
Morrissey Fanclub convention will be held in that very same service station."
Also from Rachel:
are currently making a TV film about the life of actress Pat Phoenix,
best known as Coronation Streets Elsie Tanner - or, to Morrissey and Smiths fans, as
the cover star of Shakespeares Sister, who was interviewed by Morrissey in 1985, the
year before her death. According to the Daily Mail, the film is called The Things
We Do For Love and is to be broadcast later this year.
Report on the Harvard Smiths tribute
From Daniel Cox:
12 hour marathon "Smiths orgy" was terrific. I caught most of the first half.
The deejays must have done a hell of a lot of research. Its the first time Ive
listened to the station, but they all seemed competent and enthusiastic. I wish I had a
blank tape to catch some of the rarities they played, but Oh Well... I didnt see any
coverage of the event in the local media, but everyone was awash in the Clinton scandal
that day to bother with radio show announcements, I guess.
Just thought id pass along my compliments to those Harvard guys for a good,
No more Smiths in sports!
Thanks to T.J
for the word that "The Headmaster Ritual" was used yet again on
CBS, this time during the Duke-Virginia college basketball game in a flashback to 1984,
and also to Brian Koski for noting the same
during the Illinois-Michigan game.
Thanks to Mike Rice for the word that on
"Blitz" (UK), Channel 4's American Football round up "...they did a recall
of Barry Switzers career at the Dallas Cowboys. One of the musical items played in
the background during this tribute was, aptly, "Bigmouth Strikes Again".
Thanks to Troy James for remembering that
"...in the late 80's, ABC Sports used "Oscillate
Wildly" as the background for their golf course fly-overs every week, while
describing the course below."
And finally, thanks to Michael Dunn for
the note that "The Boy Racer" was heard "clearly blasting
over the PA system at Nassau Coliseum" during a recent New York Islanders hockey
Alright, even though I find these things interesting, I realize that many people probably
don't so for now I'm putting a drop on "Smiths in Sports" - I'll post if I hear
anything significant, or if something is used in an interesting context though.
|Jan 25 98 -
inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame
From Chris Lark:
was watching the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Awards on VH-1 last night.They
were inducting legendary New Orleans R & B Soul producer/songwriter Allen
Toussaint. During his induction they mentioned that hed actually worked
with Morrissey!!! Is this true?
I believe so, but Lord knows what happened to the recording. Quoting
from the Sing Your Life fanzine (iss. 3, part 2) 1992 tour diary for New Orleans (Nov. 10,
The day before the show Morrissey and the band
recorded two versions of "Jack The Ripper" at the SeaSaint Studio, produced by
local blues legend Allen Toussaint.
Another "Top 100 of all time" survey
From Rachel Mckeon:
Smiths made three of the Top 100 greatest albums of all time, according to a survey
conducted by Channel Four and HMV. The results were announced tonight (Saturday) on
Channel Four in a 90 minute programme entitled "Music Of The Millenium - The
Final Countdown". The debut album was at 83 in the chart, Hatful
Of Hollow at 80 and The Queen Is Dead at 15.
A clip of There Is A Light... was played (accompanied by the
Moz-and-look-a-likes-cycling-around-Salford video) and presenter John Peel
took the opportunity to regale us yet again with his Morrissey/motorway services story.
I haven't heard this story, can anyone recount?
80's Band Reunion Poll at MTV
Unsurprisingly, The Smiths are among a large list of 80's bands
people would like to see reunited. Thanks to Lisa
Murer for the results of this "thoroughly unscientific" online poll from MTV.com:
Guns n Roses & Janes Addiction (tie)
Men at Work
Prince and the Revolution
(for full list check this link at MTV.com)
"We Hate It..." used on
From Lawrence Renee:
the BBC current affairs programme 'Newsnight', Moz's 'We Hate It When
When Our Friends Become Successful' got played in the background to a report on the feud
between Tony Blair (the British P.M.) and Gordon Brown (his Chancellor Of The Exchequor)
and how other famous people in the past have fallen out when one does better than the
other. It was quite funny to hear used in the context that it was.