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Morrissey and The Smiths

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago  or at  3:19PM on Friday, September 14 2007 in music

oh. my. god.

i saw The Queen Is Dead atop some music poll, so i went and bought the album, and it's the greatest thing from the 80s i've ever heard. i wasn't even born when it came out.

i've been reading a lot of the singer Morrissey's lyrics, and he's really really good. Anyone else know them? You're all old, so you should!!

Are The Smiths still around, or did they turn all lame-o?

nyx  said about 7 years ago:

superfast pointless reply

steveholt  said about 7 years ago:

I think I saw them play at a mates wedding the other week. They've resorted to Robbie Williams and Dave Matthews Band covers

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

haha, i hope that's not true!

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:


How's Glenelg? Did you realise that's a palindrome?

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

Glenelg is still ok. Thanks Ark Shattack.

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:

How's mom?

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

She's living with her new boyfriend.

This thread is awesome.

Peter  said about 7 years ago:

you might enjoy reading The Severed Alliance by Johnny Rogan, MBHP. it's ''the definitive story of The Smiths.'' i'd give you my copy - I have a couple of 'em, (one's actually signed by the author, no small thing considering who the author is...) but i always try to encourage people to check out their local independently owned new and used book stores.

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

hey Ark Shattack, did you see this story on this awesome website?:


MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

thanks Peter!

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:

Ha, I did actually. Did your mom and her new boyfriend enter?

I did. This guy from work did too, but he doesn't have a chance. My chance is much better because I am awesomer than god.

ratz  said about 5 years ago:

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

Until today I had no idea that the picture on those two best-of albums was a Dennis Hopper.

Taschen are selling a 100-run print of the photo, signed by Hopper. A steal at only a thousand quid.

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

(I think it comes with his book, too, which - given that it's 450 quid - is probably a good deal.)

postergirl  said about 5 years ago:

I just did a bit of research and it seems there is no version of this book that plebs like me could afford. It's either the £1000 'art edition' or the limited edition (the £450 one, of which there are 1500 copies). This is grossly unfair.

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

Just wait. Taschen will do a cheaper reprint in a couple of years. They're doing it with the Newton book.

Earl Brutus  said about 5 years ago:

Im partially aggrieved at the title of this thread. Its like saying jarvis cocker and pulp or edwyn collins and orange juice. Sorry.

Urquhart Bluff  said about 5 years ago:

Ha ha! I thought the same thing when I saw it. Morrissey and The Smiths are my favourite band of all time!

postergirl  said about 5 years ago:

Just wait. Taschen will do a cheaper reprint in a couple of years.

But … but … I don't wanna wait that long! I could be run over by a bus before then!


postergirl  said about 5 years ago:


Cover art would be more appropriate for a book about women's shoes or cocktails or something.

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Eple  said about 5 months ago:

Yeah they're dreamy blue :)

Kez  said about 3 months ago:

Ghostface  said about 3 months ago:

Some champion is hosting this party after Moz plays at the Opera House

Eple  said about 3 months ago:

No book signing and no tickets to any opera house shows. But that looks fun.

crawdad69  said about 3 months ago:

Morrissey show at the Opera House was awful tonight. Possibly worst concert I've ever seen in my life.

Tonight I discovered there is no Santa. Just an ageing wanker who hasn't done anything of note since the Smiths/Viva Hate.

Droll, dull, dreary.

Your solo career is shite. Play good songs, not shit ones.

The song about Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg or whatever was cringe worthy, especially with the lame montage of beat poets projected above the stage. SHIIIIIIT. BOOOOOOOO. REFUND

Northside  said about 3 months ago:

I don't get the Moz renaissance love. Last three albums have been poor. Lyrics just don't stand up any more. Hope you get a refund.

geneclark70  said about 3 months ago:

Morrissey is generally as good as the songs he's singing. In 2012 we got a fairly balanced setlist and he was singing well and making an effort, which made up for the stolid, run-of-the-mill band.

The setlist for this week's Opera House shows are weighted to recent unimpressive solo albums which is a recipe for disappointment. His arrogance at insisting his later albums are up there with his best beggars belief, though maybe we should point a finger of blame at the media who still put him on a pedestal (4 or 5 star album reviews always) just so he agrees to give them an interview.

LoadMyRig  said about 3 months ago:

last night was so BOOOOOOORING, punctuated with confronting imagery and 4 good songs.

god what a slog it was. 16-year-old me was appalled.

anok  said about 3 months ago:


tugboat  said about 3 months ago:

That's what you got to support a racist cunt with your cash money. ;-)

soula  said about 3 months ago:

glad to not have bothered! he was great 12 years ago when he came out with livid festival that I haven't seen him again incase he disappoints.

his recent stuff just sounds familiar. why bother?

I listened to some of the j files on the other night. I've got to get some of those early solo stuff on my iPod. I bought them all on cassette!

Eple  said about 3 months ago:

I saw him at the Opera House last time and at Livid in 2002.

The show at the Opera House was electric. But yeah not fussed. Would have liked to have got my book signed at kinokuniya.

Mr Wu  said about 3 months ago:

I thought it was pretty good on Saturday.

Northside  said about 3 months ago:

Slammed by the SMH. What a terrible setlist.

Mr Wu  said about 3 months ago:

yeah wonder if it was just that Tuesday gig? The setlist was pretty much the same but it was still entertaining. For me anyway. And I wasn't one of those superfans getting up on stage trying to smell his pheromones either.

carwashhair  said about 3 months ago:

Saw the tuesday gig and thought the band were hitting it, as was Morrissey on vocals. Good performance overall, but one geared to the luvvies waiting to hug him up front (my partner and I pissed ourselves at these creatures :). Without knowing his first couple of albums or anything much after Vauxhall & I, it was fairly tough going in terms of reward from the performance.

But no-one else is able to make a persecution complex sound as seductive or eloquent...

tigers  said about 1 month ago:

mathieson  said about 1 month ago:

I love how a thread stated by a trolling Daniel 'Dragonball' Z has become the default Morrissey thread on here.

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