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    The Telegraph: "No record label will touch Morrissey – and that’s the music industry’s loss" (June 4, 2021)

    Sheila, Take A Bow was released after Strangeways was recorded. The ‘video’ for Sheila was a tv appearance and Johnny left not long after.
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    The Telegraph: "No record label will touch Morrissey – and that’s the music industry’s loss" (June 4, 2021)

    Morrissey is a great artist but he is a perverse conundrum of a person. The Smiths reportedly split because Morrissey wouldn’t make a video for Sheila, Take A Bow. It was the final straw for Johnny Marr. Then what does Morrissey do? Make video after video for The Smiths and his solo releases. He...
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    Whale blubber Wilde

    Thanks. I still hear “Wailed-a-lover Wilde” which I doubt it is.
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    Whale blubber Wilde

    Is that really what Morrissey sings at the end of Cemetry Gates? Only just found that out from iTunes lyrics!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"

    Is it when the camera appears to smash into him?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jim Jim Falls"

    I think the song‘s narrator who “fooled and fell” at Jim Jim Falls wants the potential jumpers to join them or stop wasting time. It’s typical Morrissey. Dark and funny. The ghost wants company.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jim Jim Falls"

    I think the song‘s narrator who “fooled and fell” at Jim Jim Falls wants the potential jumpers to join them or stop wasting time. It’s typical Morrissey. Dark and funny. The ghost wants company.
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    Different mixes and edits of The Smiths and Morrissey songs

    I’m interested in different mixes and edits of songs by The Smiths and Morrissey and where they could have been or can still be found either on vinyl, CD or download.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "He Cried"

    The title is also a nice nod to The Shangri-Las who had a song with the same name. I am a big fan of the Maladjusted album and this track.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Get off the Stage"

    I’d rather listen to this than My Life is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye. I can, however, live without both.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Father Who Must Be Killed, The"

    It’s obviously about a murder-suicide and the fact that there will be “No Bible-belters to mess with me” when she is dead gives a pretty big clue as to the motive for her actions. I think it’s a wonderful lyric.
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    Stephen Street says he would still work with Morrissey

    It’s a tricky one but I imagine there was not a 50/50 split initially between royalties and after the success of the first few Morrissey solo singles Mr. Street wanted a bigger share. I can see both sides but Morrissey does seem to veer towards meanness. I think Streety would have made a lot of...
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    Nick Kent talks Morrissey and The Smiths in DN interview - Fredrik Strage / Morrissey 61 Facebook group

    I once worked with Tony Wilson and he had people walking around on eggshells he was so demanding. He did seem like a nice person though. A gentle contradiction.
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    Nick Kent talks Morrissey and The Smiths in DN interview - Fredrik Strage / Morrissey 61 Facebook group

    There are a few anecdotes that defy belief in Autobiography. The idea that Joe Moss wanted to replace Morrissey in 1984 also seems hard to believe. With regards to that Nick Kent story in the book the extracts of the letter Nick Kent supposedly sent do sound real.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Father Who Must Be Killed, The"

    It’s one of my absolute favourite Morrissey songs. I can’t believe its not more popular. It’s a funny old world.
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