Archive : Jul 01 - 15, 1998
- Morrissey article in August "Uncut"
cover "Last Night I Dreamt..."
Thanks to Marcus for the
I just wanted to let you know that
the Swedish band Weeping Willows
played "Last Night I Dreamt..." as
an encore both at the Roskilde festival and
at Tivolirock in Kristianstad, Sweden last
week. The two gigs were great.
World Cup of
Pop - results
Unfortunately Mozza and the lads
didnt win. The results were as follows:
Oasis - 40%
Stone Roses - 17%
Prodigy - 12%
The Verve - 11%
The Smiths - 11%
Blur - 9%
Many thanks to all those that
|World Cup of Pop
In todays newspaper The
Sun (Monday) there is a whole page
on the World Cup of Pop and
they are asking for readers to call in and
vote for their favourite band. I was very
pleased to read that the Smiths are
in Group A - Indie Bands. Us Mozza
fans must stick together and vote for the
best band, we must not let the likes of The
Verve and Oasis beat them.
The number to ring is 0660-191906. Get
Thanks to DDaiTheFlu
for the following:
I went to the Warped Tour
in Irvine, Ca on July 2nd. I was grabbing a
bunch of "free" stuff at all the
booths and I got a "free" magazine
titled "See That?"
On the cover it has the hardcore New York
band H20... It doesnt
have a date on it but it says 3rd issue. H20
is interviewed and the article goes like
this... (The interviewer is named Jimmy M.)
Jimmy: The first thing I have to
know is, why did you pick "Heaven Know
Im Miserable Now" for a cover song
on The Smiths tribute album?
Rusty (singer): Ah! That is actually a very
good question because our old bass player
was a total hardcore "Smiths" fan.
Adam (new bassist): Eric was a Smiths fan?!
F**kin A! For reals?!
Rusty: Yeah... so Eric was like, "dude,
we have to do this compilation dude".
And Eric knew all the songs and choose his
song he liked. We wanted to do "There
Is A Light That Never Goes Out" but
someone had already done it.
Jimmy: So are you guys
Rusty: I like The Smiths but I never liked
them when I was younger. Because I would go
to campus and there would be all these
college parties and all these girls would be
listening to The Smiths and they were all
whiney and would say "I wanna kill
myself." Which I wasnt into, I was
more into Minor Threat. Mainly vocalists who
scream there aggression instead of vocalists
that whine their emotion. But when we did
the song, it was cool. The more you listen
to the song, you wonder what can you do with
it. And the more our appreciation for the
band grew. Johnny Marr is a good guitar
player. Morrissey, I like Morrissey and he
is so surreal with his crazy vocals and all
Adam (drummer): Even what Morrissey stands
for. Like being, somewhat, Straightedge and
into vegetarianism before it was cool and
trendy, ya know. Morrissey is a very
interesting guy. His principles are a lot
like what REAL hardcore kids believe in.
Even though Eric was the first and true
Smiths, Morrissey fan of the band. I have to
say Morrissey is Great.
Jimmy: So you're all
"Smiths" fans, now?
(The Whole band): Yup!
Todd (guitarist): Thanks to Eric.
Thanks to Cameron
Smith for some clarification regarding the
comment on the Foo Fighters' David Grohl in
...the entire thing is a
misunderstanding. Though I was not at the
mentioned music fest, I know that David
Grohl, lead singer of the Foo
Fighters, has frequently performed
a song during concerts on his tour that he
has claimed "sounds like a Smiths
song" but also that he "wouldnt
dare imitate the master". Whether this
is a sarcastic comment or not is left up to
judgment. Also, I dont believe that a
supposed drug-addiction by the singer has
ever been documented.
|Tony Wilson --
Thanks to Antoine for
from this month's Q magazine on
"The man who let Oasis, The Smiths and
OMD walk out the door." (You'd think by
now the editor of Q would know how to spell
Morrissey's first name).
Well the former drummer for Nirvana
has sunk to a new low. I was attending the Edge
Fest in Montreal and happened to
see a band named the Foo-Fighters.
The lead singer, a tall lanky drug addicted
loser, stated how one of his songs
"sounded" like a Smiths song but
then stated that he "hates the
Smiths." On the other hand, one of the
guitar players for a band named Sloan
say that Johnny Marr was his greatest
Everyone thank Naomi for transcribing the first part
of the (long) Uncut article by Dave Simpson,
Answer To The H-Bomb: How it all blew up for
Morrissey and The Smiths".
The intro to the article:
THE phone rings at the Sunset Marquis
Hotel, Los Angeles.
"Hello, is Morrissey there?"
"I'm sorry, sir, we don't give out that
kind of information."
They don't give out that kind of
information. This is becoming a mantra for
all enquiries concerning Steven Patrick
Morrissey. Supposing I told you this: that
in 1998 the pop icon known simply as
Morrissey apparently has no record contract,
no publishing deal, no manager and no band
and is seen by some as being on the verge of
Part 2 to come later.
|Uncut cover -
not an interview
From Naomi, who found a copy of the
previously mentioned magazine featuring
Morrissey on the cover:
...It's not an interview but a long
article by Dave Simpson.
He's basically contacted anyone who has been
part of, and then ejected from the Morrissey
circle since 1984 or thereabouts.
Moz checks out
the Gay Pride parade
Well, it's a short story, but a
friend of mine who was at The Gay Pride
parade this past weekend in West Hollywood,
said that Mozzy walked by him. He ran up and
met him, briefly. Apparently he was with a
guy with dark hair who was smaller in
comparison to Moz, but ...was introduced as
his bodyguard. ...Could this be an actual
opening of the closet door?
The same songs in similar
order seem to appear in these countdowns. From
101.7 WFNX in Boston
has released their Big 500 songs of
all time. The Smiths and Morrissey
had a decent showing.
2. How Soon is Now
66. Bigmouth Strikes Again
202. This Charming Man
299. What Difference Does it Make?
164. Everyday is Like Sunday
308. Last of the Famous International
431. The More You Ignore Me the Closer I
The url for the site is http://www.wfnx.com/playlist/big500.html
Go here if you REALLY want to know who beat
out The Smiths.
Marr - in Britain's top wealthiest performers
Just to note that Morrissey was
listed in Qs rundown of Britains top
wealthiest performers. He was listed at 8
million pounds (Johnny Marr at 2 million).
Thanks to Jason G. for
from the Fresno Bee on a new lounge music
book called "MusicHound Lounge: The
Essential Album Guide to Martini Music and
From the article:
"...In fact, the best part of the
guide for the unconverted are the entries --
for the likes of Bjork, *MORRISSEY* and the
Pet Shop Boys -- whose music is shed in a new
light when viewed through the foggy haze of a
half-empty (or is it half-full?) highball
Gregg Araki talk
From Marc Charron:
With all this Gregg Araki talk on
the site, Im amazed that no one has
mentioned that his films are awful,
pretentious things. I dont care if he is
a Moz fan - he stinks as a director. Its
quite shocking to me to think that none of
Morrisseys class and talent has rubbed
off on someone who thinks themself a huge
fan. Ah ha ha.
(UK) - Morrissey cover
According to Naomi, Morrissey is on the cover of
the August Uncut magazine,
with the by-line "The Paranoid
World of a Fallen Idol". On the
newsstands July 6.
Just wanted to add that Gregg Araki
is in fact a huge Morrissey/Smiths fan. In
his first feature film, "The
Living End", one of the lead
characters wears a Morrissey shirt
throughout the film.
From Allen Young:
...concerning Gregg Araki, and one
of his first films (the charmingly titled "Totally
F****d Up"). Unfortunately, I
havent seen the film, nor even seen it
around. It was pre- Doom Generation
indie film, and not as prominent as Doom
or Nowhere... in an interview he
described it as a film about the adventures
of two gay Smiths fans. I thought it was
something of note that he did mention the
Smiths as a key element of the characters
and the movie.
Unfortunately, I cant find the particular
wording. But it stuck out in my mind. And Ill
tell you where I read it - an
article/interview with Araki in the issue of
Details that ran the edited Q Magazine
interview with the Mozzer (so you may have
that laying around somewhere.)
Anyway, kinda cool that hes probably a
to be released in the UK / Europe also?
reprints the latest Reprise press release
today. It implies that MEBY will be
getting a UK release (it doesn't mention any
record company) and also mentions that the
enhanced CD will carry "a handful of
videos". How accurate either of those
things are, I don't know.
Also, from Tommy
According to the Swedish newspaper Dagens
Nyheter (who had the long interview
with Moz in November last year) the
compilation My Early Burglary Years
will be released in Europe too. Sadly, I
havent read this newspiece myself, but I
heard it from a friend of mine. Lets keep
our fingers crossed, shall we?
Thanks to Mike for the
I have a copy of the advance CD for
My Early Burglary Years. No surprises. The
"Cosmic Dancer" track is a great
live recording. However, there is no
interesting dialogue between Moz and the
crowd. Also, it is the live version of
"Jack The Ripper" that is on the
"Now My Heart..." single. This is
a straight audio CD. Unfortunately, they did
not place the enhanced "Sunny"
video on the advance. Finally, the packaging
is the typical Reprise Advance. It is
The CDs track order is:
2. At Amber
3. Cosmic Dancer
4. Nobody Loves Us
5. A Swallow On My Neck
6. Sister Im A Poet
7. Black-eyed Susan
8. Michaels Bones
9. Id Love To
10. Reader Meet Author
11. Pashernate Love
12. Girl Least Likely To
13. Jack The Ripper
14. Ive Changed My Plea To Guilty
15. Boy Racer
Now, everyone must wait until