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    Morrissey A-Z: "Tomorrow"

    Our song for today is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, the closing track from Your Arsenal. A remixed version was released as a single in the US only. What do we think?
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    Strange/unexpected Moz references?

    Also maybe from being on the Rolling Stone list? (A few people saying the new list is too "woke" and bands like The Smiths should be higher, etc...)
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    NME: “Johnny Marr gives his verdict on Blossoms and Rick Astley’s Smiths Covers Band” (September 17, 2021)

    Absolutely no idea, to be honest - it's probably just some guitar bits over the rest of Zimmer's more typical soundtrack stuff.
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    NME: “Johnny Marr gives his verdict on Blossoms and Rick Astley’s Smiths Covers Band” (September 17, 2021)

    It's more the soundtrack as a whole, not the Billie Eilish theme song. Here's the track listing: Gun Barrel Matera Message From An Old Friend Square Escape Someone Was Here Not What I Expected What Have You Done? Shouldn’t We Get To Know Each Other First Cuba Chase Back to MI6 Good To Have You...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "To Me You Are a Work of Art"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition from Ringleader of the Tormentors. What do we think?
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    Fiona Dodwell: "Morrissey, Astley And The Usual Suspects" via Music-News (September 16, 2021)

    It was, according to one reported comment from one employee at the venue in Vegas, the most MERCH they'd ever shifted in one day (opening night). Take that as gospel truth, or with a pinch of salt...
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    Chicago, IL - Riot Fest - Thursday Preview Party (Sep. 16, 2021) post-show

    A pretty positive write-up of last night's show from Bob Chiarito, for the NME. (Worth clicking through to see the photo of the ass-hat protester with the "Shut Up Morrissey" t-shirt...)
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    What song are you listening to right now?

    Is this what high-energy shoegaze sounds like in 2021? Not sure, but this is a fantastic song...
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    Rick Astley Twitter: Rick Astley & Blossoms perform the songs of The Smiths - 2 Smiths-themed concerts in October (September 14, 2021)

    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...
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    Chicago, IL - Riot Fest - Thursday Preview Party (Sep. 16, 2021) post-show

    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.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "To Give (The Reason I Live)" (live cover)

    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?
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    Book of Condolence Thread

    Oh man that's sad. God knows how many hundreds of hours I spent playing this:
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    Riot Fest: Morrissey's curated lineup / preview party details released (September 2, 2021)

    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...
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    NME: "Watch Blossoms and Rick Astley team up to cover The Smiths" (September 14, 2021)

    I wonder if he'll sing a verse of "Never Gonna Give You Up" in Chicago tonight...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "This Song Doesn't End When It's Over"

    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...
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