I've always admired Morrissey's willingness to embrace his role as music's most unreliable narrator. Does he mean it? Is he advocating for it? Is he condemning it? Is he singing about racism/violence/mental illness/sexual predation from his own viewpoint? From someone else's? He was the king of...
I thought the writers and animators did a great job with their silly, affectionate pastiche of Smiths-era Morrissey (right down to the wardrobe choices). Sure, they missed the fact that Smiths-era Morrissey was a complex, often contradictory and deeply funny character, but this is a 22-minute...
I do still swoop by this site from time to time (if only to keep an eye on the drama). For me Morrissey has become something of a maddening riddle without any apparent answer. How? Why?
The 2006 Palladium was unlike any other show I've seen. It was... majestic. Perhaps we bumped into each...
Agree completely. Morrissey was riding the crest of his third wave (and it was one hell of a good time). Vocally he was untouchable; as an icon he was fully self-possessed and magnetic.
My favorite memory from the ROTT era came at one of the final gigs of the tour at the London Palladium. The...
He was talking about how difficult it is to enjoy great music having learned something repellent about the artist who created it, and the difficult choice of cutting the artist out of one's life completely, or trying to filter out the politics while still enjoying the music ("filter" is exactly...
One of my oldest friends was from a fairly wealthy family. They had the best private medical care money could buy. The result? Her mother died from colon cancer that her well-paid private specialists completely misdiagnosed. The woman was only in her 60s, her mind was clear and she was looking...
Incredible footage. Two GOATs, and they had this in common: they willed themselves into their own images, and they did it flawlessly. Afterwards, Morrissey running down the hallway, shirtless, with a towel on his head, and Bowie, strolling in a suit, ice in his veins.
Seeing this, I remember...
It all depends on whether Gen had been drinking. But that's a cheap answer.
I think Gen would have had a good chuckle at the clever bits, rolled their eyes at the silly bits, sighed, and have done with it.
I knew Gen professionally, and I worked with them on occasion.
I have to say that I'm surprised and gratified that Morrissey decided to put in a good word (even if it is a bit late, and a wee bit condescending).
Gen was radical and singular (and plural). A true original who often pushed things...
Once I Saw The River Clean
My Hurling Days Are Gone
Jim Jim Falls
Bobby Don't You Think They Know
Love Is On Its Way Out
The Truth About Ruth
What Kind of People Live In These Houses
The Secret Of Music
Darling, I Hug A Pillow
I Am Not A...
So: the old codger has managed to release a halfway-decent album (best thing since Quarry imho). After an initial listen on YouTube:
The standout song is "Once I Saw the River Clean" which is just wonderful; sounds like a lost Marc Almond tune.
Everything else is varying degrees of...
That's exactly what I was thinking: it makes his weakest album cover look inspired in comparison.
It seems like he's just trolling at this point (which, to be fair, is one of the things he does best these days).