Did you meet Morrissey before working on some of the strings for Ringleader Of The Tormentors?
EM: I didn’t meet him personally, I spoke to the producer Tony Visconti before starting but you know, he did not use what I did for the album anyway. It was not his style.
Shat myself as I approached for this picture. Y’know, I didn’t wanna be bollocked by him, or worse made feel a spa by himself for asking.
Anyway, I’ve attracted a load of Morrissey blog people to the site as a result of the picture being on the Richter Collective Blog, so if you are one of those lovely people, I must mention that this is Morrissey’s favourite North-Dublin based photo-blog comprised heavily of live-music images and occasional...
I happened to notice a rather smart Mike Joyce drumming in the advert for the new Lexus Hybrid car in the UK. Appears twice on stage in what looks like the Apollo in Manchester. Links to ad and interviews where he plays TQID intro below
Andrew McGibbon who (as Andrew Paresi) played on Morrissey's first three solo albums praises Smiths fans in a new interview. Andrew has been talking on the 'bookgeeks' website about his new book, I Was Douglas Adams's Flatmate And Other Encounters With Legends. For the full interview and for more information on the book (which includes a chapter about working with Moz on tracks including 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' and 'November Spawned A Monster') go here.
Andrew continues to play drums. He's just finished recording with blues inspired group GoodtimesGoodtimes produced by another erstwhile Morrissey collaborator, Danton Supple.
Calling all handsome devils and girls afraid! Grab your Alsatian cousin, hop on the double-decker bus, and join scores of sweet and tender hooligans as Headmaster DJ Ceremony brings panic to the streets of the Lower East Side with a reverent Smiths & Morrissey tribute set including deep cuts, rarities, b-sides, classics, and new releases ('cause I really do love them; now does that sound mad?). Also featuring Northern Songs, Britpop, & Manchester.
Here is an old picture from my kitchen in 1991 (around the time we did
Kill Uncle) with Peter Hogg, Kirsty MacColl, me and Morrissey - we
went out to see Suede doing one of their first gigs after this - I
think it was a the White Horse in Camden (maybe not??) - not sure of
the name of the pub - it might be flats now - it was in Camden anyway.
L to R - Peter Hogg, Kirsty MacColl, Mark Nevin, Morrissey - Hartland Road, Camden 1991
- All Formats Featuring Previously Unreleased Songs -
Following the 20th anniversary release last year of Bona Drag, EMI are pleased to announce, with Morrissey's full co-operation, the release through the Major Minor label of The Very Best Of, and limited edition 'Glamorous Glue' seven inches and an ECD featuring two never-heard-before B-sides.
The Very Best Of Morrissey is an 18-song compilation, encompassing a diverse selection of material from Morrissey's HMV and Parlophone albums, ranging from his early run of successful singles, through selected album tracks – 'Glamorous Glue', 'Break...
Thought you might be interested in this picture and its description from Billy Bragg's facebook page.
"I'm quoted in this month's Mojo as saying that, while on tour with the Smiths in Canada in 1985, me and Morrissey went on one of the rides at Kingswood in Toronto wearing Hawaiian shirts and summer shorts. Doubt has been cast on my memory of this event in some quarters and so I have once again plugged in my trusty neg scanner and here we are in 'Canada's Wonderland'. Looks like I was only half right though, as I appear to be wearing a Fats Domino t-shirt and cheap jeans."