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  1. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "We'll Let You Know"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, from Your Arsenal. What do we think?
  2. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Wedding Bell Blues"

    Oh, I forgot to post that clip - thank you!
  3. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Wedding Bell Blues"

    I know what you mean, they could maybe have worked better in a separate list, there are so many of them now!
  4. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Wedding Bell Blues"

    Really enjoy this, and it was a treat to hear it all over Radio 2 around the time of its release. (It's pretty much perfect Radio 2 fodder, if you think about it: an 80s icon - in most listeners' minds - covering a 60s classic pop song). His voice sounds amazing, the musicians sound great, the...
  5. BookishBoy

    What song are you listening to right now?

  6. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Wedding Bell Blues"

    Today's song is Morrissey's cover (on California Son) of this Laura Nyro composition, originally released as her debut single in 1966. The song was made famous, however, when it was covered by The 5th Dimension, three years later. What do we think?
  7. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

    Ugh, I never warmed to this one, I remember buying it on that day and just feeling so...underwhelmed. It's kind of endearing, I guess, but just such a weak lead-off single for the wonderful Your Arsenal album. It got absolutely slated in the NME - which doesn't, in and of itself, mean anything...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

    We kick off two weeks of W's with this Morrissey/Whyte composition, the first single from Your Arsenal - reaching #17 on the UK chart. What do we think?
  9. BookishBoy

    What song are you listening to right now?

  10. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Used To Be a Sweet Boy"

    I have such a soft spot for this song, it's such a tender little thing. Nothing life-changing or revolutionary but it feels like being wrapped up in a blanket of melancholy and nostalgia for a childhood long gone. And I love that subtle shift at the end from "I'm not to blame" to "can't be to...
  11. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Used To Be a Sweet Boy"

    Oh good point, I totally forgot about that, it being a B-side first. That was strange, wasn't it?
  12. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Used To Be a Sweet Boy"

    We start - and finish - the U section with this Morrissey/Whyte composition from Vauxhall and I. What do we think?
  13. BookishBoy

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

    So, so good! Thank you for sharing.
  14. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Truth About Ruth"

    While I love this album, this particular track just doesn't resonate with me at all. His voice is fantastic on it, but I can't ever get past the feeling that it sounds like one of those "songs" they put in the middle of a musical, to sort of move the plot along a bit, without bothering to write...
  15. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Truth About Ruth"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Manzur composition from the IANADOAC album. What do we think?
  16. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Trouble Loves Me"

    An absolute stand-out Morrissey song, for me, and one that towers above (most of) the rest of Maladjusted. A great composition by Alain and then the way that the lyrics and vocals build, no rush, to the song's climax: Show me a barrel and watch me scrape it Faced with the music, as always I'll...
  17. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Trouble Loves Me"

    Our song for today is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, from the Maladjusted album. What do we think?
  18. BookishBoy

    The Guardian: Rick Astley on his Smiths covers gigs: "I’ll use a karaoke machine if I have to’" (September 21, 2021)

    That's a sweet article, but what a strange little piece of journalism this is: "...adding his views on the current Morrissey, which, although most will agree, we won’t go into here." It's not like the Guardian to be so coy...
  19. BookishBoy

    What song are you listening to right now?

    One of my favourite ever opening verses to a song:
  20. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Treat Me Like a Human Being"

    Our song for today is this Morrissey/Street composition, recorded during the Viva Hate sessions but not released until the "Glamourous Glue" single of 2011 and then included on the reissue of Viva Hate the following year. What do we think?
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