Morrissey A-Z: "Get off the Stage"

MrShoes

"Ooo, there's goobers on his bod." - Ted Cruz
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there was a time when a lampshade on your head meant their was a straight jacket with your name on it.
We may be of different generations I'm afraid, for you may be confusing a tinfoil hat for that jacket!

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Ketamine Sun

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Yeah, heard this one a few times. Not my favorite rendition, a little too understated.
I like it better than the original version actually. Though ‘First of the gang’ is a good pop song, it’s not one of my favorites.
 

The.Truth.

about Ruth
I listened to it about five times in a row this morning for the first time in a long time and it's nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. Probably the worst from that era, but that's not saying much. The bar was just extremely high at that time.

Cause I've given you enough of my time
And the money that wasn't even mine


... is a reasonably funny line.

The cajun influence doesn't really work. I'd love to know how that was communicated between Moz and Andy because it must have been M's idea.
Apparently, he originally wrote the lyric for a Street tune in 1988.

It's like the annoyingly camp little brother of Frankly, Mr. Shankly and Vicar In A Tutu.

It's pretty high on my list of songs I'd love for him to include on future setlists.
Above and beyond!
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
No, it's so bad that claiming something is "better" is the ultimate death by faint praise. Well done, sir!
I was simply comparing it with two other songs of the same kind. But hey, you keep being snide to strangers on the internet. Very charming.
 

The.Truth.

about Ruth
I was simply comparing it with two other songs of the same kind. But hey, you keep being snide to strangers on the internet. Very charming.

I think "Kiss Me A Lot" is one of the worst songs Morrissey has done and I think it's funny to call another bad song "better." I was joking. When you read something online written by a stranger try to imagine that the tone you're reading may not be the way it was intended. That might also sound snide but I don't mean it that way. It's just that you've misread my meaning twice and I'd gladly take the blame if it didn't come with an admonishment.
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
I think "Kiss Me A Lot" is one of the worst songs Morrissey has done and I think it's funny to call another bad song "better." I was joking. When you read something online written by a stranger try to imagine that the tone you're reading may not be the way it was intended. That might also sound snide but I don't mean it that way. It's just that you've misread my meaning twice and I'd gladly take the blame if it didn't come with an admonishment.
Fair play!
 
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Anonymous

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I think that 'Get Off the Stage' is the perfect sort of track for a B-Side. It would be unconscionable to have this taking up time on an LP, but as a disposable flipside it's great fun. This is exactly what B-Sides are for.
 

ThomasB

Member
Most of you are idiots. If you don't like this song then I don't think you actually like music. You probably listen to Radiohead and jackoff while thinking it's the shit. Journalists Who Lie and Girl From Tel-Aviv are 'bad' songs?

Try listening to Frank Zappa and you'll realize that anything on a Pitchfork list was paid to be there.

Morrissey's my No. 1, but in all reality a song like Everyday is Like Sunday is only baaaaarely better than Get Off the Stage, which is great.

Ethel Merman Disco - now THAT's music.
 

Erik

#23
Me loves this song. Always have always will. Call it sentimental or whatever. It’s along the same lines as Passionate Love - love that era so much.
 

Erik

#23
I think "Kiss Me A Lot" is one of the worst songs Morrissey has done and I think it's funny to call another bad song "better." I was joking. When you read something online written by a stranger try to imagine that the tone you're reading may not be the way it was intended. That might also sound snide but I don't mean it that way. It's just that you've misread my meaning twice and I'd gladly take the blame if it didn't come with an admonishment.
I again agree with The Truth!
 
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