News Archive :
Apr. 03 - 15 , 1998
- Hot Press Rock Awards (Ireland)
- "Lost - Rare Tracks" - b-sides EP released in Japan
|Hot Press Awards video clip - on the net
Thanks to Jeff for the
is a link to the U2 page that has a RealAudio / Video streaming download of Morrissey
presenting "the very sexy... U2" with their award for best Irish band:
go to the Hot Press Awards feature on the main page.
I've copied the file so it can be streamed (56K modems +) or downloaded (~1 MB file size) locally. RealPlayer required.
Hot Press Awards - on TV this Sunday
Thanks to Ross and
also Andy Stanhope and John Levon for the news
that the Hot Press Awards will be covered on "O-zone" (Sunday, Apr. 19,
12:35pm, BBC2). From Ross:
"Ozone" music programme is a special from The Irish Hot Press Awards, and
Morrissey was shown and named during the little trailer for it, so possibly an interview.
PS Moz was sporting new spectacles!!
And according to John, the show is normally repeated on Tuesday, but
that is cancelled next week "due to the snooker".
Morrissey/Smiths radio special (Los Angeles)
From Melinda Hsu:
Wright has a regular British music revue show on KSPC 88.7 fm, the
Claremont Colleges radio station. His show is from 7-9 pm. On April 25, Saturday,
from 8-9 pm hell be devoting a special hour to Morrissey/the Smiths. So if
youre in the Los Angeles area, tune in for that show, and maybe youll
experience the rare sensation of NOT wanting to hang the d.j.!
|Hot Press Awards Rumor
Thanks to John Levon
for the following rumor:
heard an amusing rumour about Morrissey at that Hot Press awards thing. Apparently, when
he arrived someone had taken his seat. He got in to his usual tizzy and nearly left but
was eventually convinced to stay. I dont know how true it is.
"Girl Afraid" - surf music?
Thanks to Fabricio Muller
for the following:
I was watching Fantastico, the Globos Sunday Evening program (TV Globo is the most
important television network in Brazil), when I heard "Girl Afraid" during the
publicity interval! They was announcing a new surf music cd, and our Smiths were together
with Hoodoo Gurus, Men at Work, Rush... Strange, I think...
"My Generation" - question
This time it was correctly answered (unlike the last one). From Angela:
tonights episode of My Generation on VH-1, there was a category of
questions called, "Whats my Name" in which a stage name of a musician was
given and the contestants were to supply the real name.
The second question in that category, was "Morrissey." They showed the Bona
Drag cover and gave a three multiple choice answers:
Morris the Cat
I didnt catch the last answer.
The 1990 team got the answer right.
|Hot Press Rock Awards (Ireland)
Thanks to Rosemary Costello
for the news that Morrissey didn't win the award he was nominated for (mentioned previously), but he did present one:
didnt win the "Irish Rover" award tonight [4/9]. It went to Shane
Morrissey presented the award to "the sexy" U2 for best Irish
group. Bono said that Morrissey had written a book about Johnny Thunders
and Morrissey said, "Almost". He was very pally with Bono, hugging him etc.
Hes looking wonderful.
- Lucky Lisp
- information added to Links/Fanzines page
- Morrissey, Drive Me Home
- newly released issue #7 info added
- Myth Is Morrissey, The
Smiths & Morrissey French Fanzine - information added to Links page
- Operations - the
unofficial fanzine for Spencer Cobrin added to Links/Fanzines page
- a temporary track listing for the first part of the tribute CD included with the "There Is A Light That Never Goes
Out - the Speedway Tribute to The Smiths" is available. The tribute is organized
by Fabio D'Antonio, part 1 will be available late
summer 1998, part 2 will be available in 1999.
TEMPORARY CD1 TRACK LIST
NORTHPOLE (Bassano del Grappa) "Jeane"
LE MADRI (Verona) "Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now"
EVERSOR (Pesaro) "I Want The One I Cant Have"
LUXURE (Vicenza) "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"
SYBIL (Genova) "Asleep"
E 102 (Verona) "Wonderful Woman"
soprano FRANCESCA MARTINI (Teramo) "Never Had No One Ever"
MIRABILIA (Firenze) "How Soon Is Now?"
DARLING (Washington - Usa) "This Charming Man"
OSSESSIONE (Rimini) "Panic"
AGE (Genova) "Frankly Mr. Shankly"
UNABOMBER (Padova) "London"
DIVINE (Pescara) "Death Of A Disco Dancer"
RYAN KING (Arizona - Usa) "Shoplifters Of The World Unite"
YO YO MUNDI (Torino) "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
CLAUDIA PASTORINO (Genova) "Meat Is Murder"
VIRGINIANA MILLER (Livorno) "What Difference Does It Make?"
TRE ALLEGRI RAGAZZI MORTI (Pordenone) "Unloveable"
BOKASSA (Pisa) "That Joke Isnt Funny Anymore"
MORE (Firenze) "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
DOME (Bologna) "Reel Around The Fountain"
CONNERY (Germany) "Girlfriend In A Coma"
Here are some bands that will be enclosed on second part
BANANA SCRAIT (Brasil) "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"
TANGO MARZIANO (Pisa) "Still Ill"
CUORENUOVO (Livorno) "The Queen Is Dead"
PRIMA LINEA (Rimini) "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"
SPACE SURFERS (Monza) "Shakespeares Sister"
GLANCE (Pesaro) "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
JOYELLO (Verona) "Girlfriend In A Coma"
DYSTOPIA ONE (Usa) "Panic"
More are welcome...
Italian Smiths Convention - April 30
Also, news of an Italian Smiths Convention on April 30, 1998
ITALIAN SMITHS CONVENTION
30/04/98 at "LaFuente" discoclub, Via S. Eusebio 48, Fano tel. 0721/863054;
INGRESSO GRATUITO (free admittance).
Will be selected by me SMITHS MORRISSEY music and 2 bands of the tribute will play live:
Glance (Suede style)
More (great Smiths cover band).
Every person that wears a Moz or Smiths t-shirt will receive a free copy of Speedway
fanzine... I hope it will be a good party... some cover songs from the tribute will be
broadcasted 6 months before the release...
For more info:
* Saturday, April 11, ITV (UK), 9pm -
"The Things You Do For Love", the docu-drama on the life of "Shakespeare's
Sister" cover star Pat Phoenix. Thanks to Rachel
Mckeon for the info.
|My Early Burglary Years - release date
Thanks to Chiefbrody for the news that the Reprise site is showing a tentative
release date of July 23 now (it was June 23 before).
* Thursday, April 9, Comedy Central (US), noon and midnight -
Saturday Night Live (1992) with Morrissey as musical guest. Thanks to Adam Lupercio for the info from RockOnTV.
* Saturday, April 11, Channel 4 (UK), 10pm -
Brit Girls documentary on Cilla Black. Thanks to Naomi
for the info. According to Naomi, "..The programme is billed simply as 'Cilla Black'
which means, I think, that this has more than a little to do with the out of court
settlement reached last year."
|Hot Press Awards - nomination (Ireland)
Thanks to JJ McIntyre:
the Hot Press Awards which are being held this Thursday in Belfast a new
section has been introduced, that of the Wild Rover.
This is to pay tribute to artists of Irish descent whove greatly influenced modern
music. The nominees are:
Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
While it seems certain that either
Shane or Noel will get the award its still nice to see Morrissey being remembered.
Anyway Ill be roaming the streets just in case he comes over for the ceremony.
"No touring plannes..."
Info on the European booking agency site from yeuz:
"...also expected / Fall 98
- MORRISSEY.....There are no touring plannes.. "
|"Rare Tracks" additional info
|Scan by T.Y.
Thanks to T.Y. for a scan of the sleeve, and also for
answering the question about the possibility of differing versions of the songs (and for
the additional info):
Unfortunately they are the same versions as ever.
Usually someone like a music critic writes a description of the artist in the booklet of
Japanese CDs. In this CD, An editor of a famous music magazine in Japan wrote about the
"commemorative" edition (and the lyrics of the B-side singles) in it.
The CD would have been "commemorative" if Morrissey had come to Japan though,
the tour is still pending... My friend asked Mercury Japan, they said, "it had been
postponed, and we dont know when Moz will come."
|"Lost - Rare
Tracks" released in Japan
Thanks to Kanako Ishikawa and also T.Y. for the
news of the Maladjusted b-sides compilation being released. Hopefully someone can
send me a scan of the sleeve? Also, waiting to hear if "This Is Not Your
Country" is a different version, compared to the UK version. From Kanako:
CD "LOST - RARE TRACKS" is at last released on 1st of April in
Japan.The songs featured are:
2 Heir Apparent
3 The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
4 This Is Not Your Country
5 Now I Am A Was
6 I Can Have Both
All lyrics to the songs are included.
The cover work is original... I
havent got a scanner and cant send a photo of the cover, but the cover work is
original. I think the cover photo of Morrissey is Rankins photo, in
which he wears a black suit and a pink shirt. But this photo is printed in b/w on the
ivory colour on this cover and its very nice. The price is 1835yen (inc. tax) in
Japan. This CD was going to be released to commemorate his third Japanese tour which was
scheduled in March but canceled before being officially announced.
There's "Panic" in the year 1999
Thanks to Giselle Gazda for this item:
the April 98 Issue of Harpers Bazaar Magazine (US) there is an
article in which various club DJs from around the world list the ultimate New Years Eve
1999 music to play. Boy George, as a celebrity DJ lists The
Smiths "Panic" as one of his ultimate songs, right along with
"Everybody Hurts" and "Cosmic Dancer". Just thought Id point
"Best of '97" in "Sound Affects"
Thanks to Nicklas Franke for this:
the latest issue of the Swedish music magazine "Sound Affects" they list what
the readers (I´m one of them) considered to be the best of ´97.
In the category "best foreign album of the year"
"Maladjusted" reached nr.4.
In the categories "best foreign group/artist of the year" and "best
concert of the year" Moz came in second place.
But Morrissey also won two categories! He was voted to be "foreign hero of
the year" and Mozzer's debut in Sweden was considered to be "Event
of the year" (in this category he got more votes than the Roskilde
Bernard Butler's forthcoming LP
From Brian Kehoe:
the US Bernard Butler
site, the ex-Suede guitar virtuoso thanks Johnny Marr on his forthcoming hyped solo
effort, People Move On (US: Apr. 21, UK: Apr. 6). Any Morrissey fan would derive
great joy from introducing themselves to this fantastic artist.
"These Charming Men" -
more gigs (London)
From Daniel Sikar:
Were "These Charming Men" that after the "Still Ills"
demise remains the only Smiths/Morrissey tribute band in the UK and thats my secret
known. Alain Whyte has seen us and, I can only go by what Ive heard, said that
"the band were overall good and the guitarist was very good". If youre
wishing to make up your own mind three opportunities beckon in and around London as usual.
Well be playing the Army and Navy in Chelmsford (April the 11th),
the Halfmoon in Putney (April the 13th) and the Venue in New
Cross (May the 1st), onstage at ten pm on every date.
If you turn up you can expect to hear a myriad of Smiths classics plus Morrissey-solo
numbers such as: "Suedehead", "The Last Of The Famous International
Playboys", "Everyday Is Like Sunday", "Satan Rejected My Soul"
and "Alma Matters".