It's more the soundtrack as a whole, not the Billie Eilish theme song. Here's the track listing:
Message From An Old Friend
Someone Was Here
Not What I Expected
What Have You Done?
Shouldn’t We Get To Know Each Other First
Back to MI6
Good To Have You...
Does anyone know the financials / legalities of this? (I'm not taking sides, just interested.)
I get that it's fine to cover another artist's song in a show but basing an entire show around another band's work feels...different, somehow? (Obvs this is what tribute acts do.) Who gets the money...
From the Chicago Sun Times' review of Patti Smith's set, earlier in the day:
Smith dedicated the reggae-pop pulse of her song “Redondo Beach” to Morrissey, the evening’s headliner and former vocalist of The Smiths, who has covered it.
Today's song is Morrissey's live cover of this Crewe/Gaudio composition, first released by Frankie Valli on his 1968 solo album Timeless. Morrissey performed the song live many times between 2012 and 2014 and it features on the 25 Live DVD release from October 2013.
What do we think of this one?
From the Chicago Tribune's Riot Fest preview section:
Thursday will be capped with a headlining performance by singer-songwriter Morrissey, a controversial choice added in late August after Nine Inch Nails dropped out — and who has made more headlines recently for his racist, anti-immigrant...
This is *such* a strange song. Lyrically I quite like it, the whole concept of torturing someone via the memory of song (a perverse mirror image of "Rubber Ring" in a way) but musically it's pretty ugly. (Which is either an in-joke, or the music is just crap.)
Also, the vocal melody on the "Do...