• London - O2 Academy Brixton (Aug. 7, 2011) post-show

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    Set List:

    I Want The One I Can't Have / Irish Blood, English Heart / You're The One For Me, Fatty / You Have Killed Me / Scandinavia / Ouija Board, Ouija Board / Black Cloud / People Are The Same Everwhere / Alma Matters / Action Is My Middle Name / Speedway / Satellite Of Love / I Know It's Over / Everyday Is Like Sunday / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / Art-Hounds / Meat is Murder // First Of The Gang To Die

    set list provided by Patrick


    Art-Hounds debuted - link to video posted by slimjim5989

    Comments 202 Comments
    1. Because's Avatar
      Because -
      Nothing about Art-Hounds yet. What was it like? Fast? slow? torch song? rant? good? Anything?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyh View Post
      Sorry guys. Just got back from the gig. Been watching the man for some time now and am certainly what you'd describe as an ardent fan....but I can't describe my disappointment at tonight. Admittedly some GREAT moments (I know it's over, Speedway to name a couple), but overall I just feel a little cheated. Guess I expect a little more than 60-odd minutes for my 37.5 quid. Have seen better in the past. And Ouija board...really???? Big Lou Reed fan too - and would have preferred (say) "All you need is me" or something reasonably fresh rather than "Satellite of Love" - he's got so much more to give than this. I'll still be buying the records and going to the gigs, just seen better....
      fake post.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Art-hounds as Moz was at great pains to spell out to us had a heavy beat/riff.There were different repeater lines culminating in a really strong repeat at the end. A really strong song!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Art-hounds as Moz was at great pains to spell out to us had a heavy beat/riff.There were different repeater lines culminating in a really strong repeat at the end. A really strong song!
      What were the lyrics about?
    1. jonnyh's Avatar
      jonnyh -
      Nope....not a fake post "anonymous". First time I've decided to post, yes. But not fake. Art Hounds was ok - pretty heavy and bodes well for the new material.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyh View Post
      Nope....not a fake post "anonymous". First time I've decided to post, yes. But not fake. Art Hounds was ok - pretty heavy and bodes well for the new material.
      What were the lyrics about?
    1. jonnyh's Avatar
      jonnyh -
      I really couldn't say I'm afraid - does it make me fake? Oh dear if so...
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyh View Post
      I really couldn't say I'm afraid - does it make me fake? Oh dear if so...
      you are fake!!!
    1. jonnyh's Avatar
      jonnyh -
      Great - well thanks for your thoughts "anonymous". Was only wondering whether anyone else felt the same about tonights gig, but clearly this is not the right forum. Will keep my thoughts to myself in future for fear of rocking your boat. Wasn't aware I had to have qualifications in literary criticism to post here.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Arthounds - One of the repeated lyrics is 'Finding a restaurant table.......with your Aunt Mayble'

      True!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyh View Post
      I really couldn't say I'm afraid - does it make me fake? Oh dear if so...
      No, no. I can understand if somebody is not quite pleased with the length of the concert, because you can never get enough and you'd usually only expect this length of a concert from an American band that usually plays in stadiums in the USA and plays for little money in Europe. Only they usually have such a short set. And for this short time you want to get as much Morrissey as possible, so I understand your Lou Reed complaint. Are you sure that he only sang for just over 60 minutes however and not 75 minutes? You do not need a degree to post your criticism here, you are just only allowed positive criticism unless you belong to the inner concert circle (front row).
    1. molly mae morrissey's Avatar
      molly mae morrissey -
      MORRISSEY !, Morrissey!!, Morrissey!!!, Morrissey!!!, Morrissey!!!!, Morrissey!!!!
    1. devout's Avatar
      devout -
      Was disappointed how rushed it all was.

      Finished dead on 10.20.

      Merchandise best ever, no t-shirts outside bar some 2/3 yearbold shit.

      Cardboard cutout for £50 of a naked Moz, not sure my young sons need to see Moz's pubes just yet....jeez.

      Onwards to Soho tomorrow as always.
    1. deco105's Avatar
      deco105 -
      I'll upload a few more tomorrow, not full songs, only somebits.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxqTEZyCTU4
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Hola-I was the first anonymous-just don't have a log in for this. The Art-hounds lyrics appeared to be about people being desperate for celebrity-galleries,restaurants etc-I wish I could remember the end refrain-a classic moz saying things like daft etc. Reminded me a bit of the first time I heard Ganglord.

      Jon
    1. Kewpie's Avatar
      Kewpie -
      Music wise Art-Hounds sounds similar to Black Cloud and I'm OK By Myself.

      Personal highlight of the show was Everyday Is Like Sunday.
      Towards the end Morrissey let the audience sing-along ♪on your face~ and he made a face (twisted his lips) which was so funny.

      During Speedway, there was 15 seconds silence, possibly a technical hitch, but it went OK in the end.

      Art-hounds was a surprise.
      I don't remember all the lyrics, but it was interesting and look forward to listen to the song on the album near future.
    1. jonnyh's Avatar
      jonnyh -
      Fair point. And perhaps my timings are a little off. However perhaps my gripe then is more with the quality of the fare on offer (although I'm sure I've seen longer sets from Moz previously) - like I say, would "Oujia board" and "Alma Matters" feature on many peoples wish lists ahead of other tracks (and I'm not talking about just singles btw)? I can't claim to be a "front row" afficionado, and if that disqualifies me from "negative" criticism then I'm happy to button it. Just wondering how many reports are received on this forum that aren't in the affirmative?
    1. jonnyh's Avatar
      jonnyh -
      And thanks devout - perhaps you've put it better than all of my "words" put together. Rushed, it was.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Burp!
      Just watched bits of Lollapalooza live on youtube and it was great picture and sound quality but fook me did I see hippies in the crowd and a lousy line up....
      Nice win for United today and such entertainment already and thank god summer is over and in Sweden today it was pissing down and the autumn winds are here which is the best time of the year really.
      Riots in Tottenham last night was intense viewing on tv as me and many others followed events live through a live stream online. Thank god for people streaming games live online for us to enjoy on the big screen from the laptop.
      Cheerio one and all and I enjoyed the special doc. about Manchester and football fans by Eric Cantona which swedish tv aired before game today. It was nice to see and hear family man Ryan Giggs talk about the local bands and the Madchester days at the Hacienda.
      Gonna have some crisps now and chill out.

      Urbanus de la hoya (crap fighter but still a charmer)
      Hehe låter som en dag efter en praktfylla. Kul med lite svenska troll här som är lite 'witty'; ).
      / Markus
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Haven't seen Morrissey on this tour and was surprised how strong his voice was, how up for it he was and how trim he looked. The set-list is a gift for more casual fans and the audience loved it, taking every opportunity to sing along. I really liked the drama of SCANDINAVIA and hearing ACTION IS MY MIDDLE NAME live for the first time gave me goosebumps, so catchy. Couldn't really make out ART-HOUNDS on first hearing - just sounded like a wall of noise and PEOPLE ARE THE SAME is OK but feels like it needs something more to lift it above the ordinary. I've never really bothered with the complaints about Jesse Tobias, but tonight I did feel that some of his guitar parts were disappointing - for some of the solos it was like he'd dispensed with a perfectly good tune to create a substandard noise. Maybe it was just the mix or the PA, I don't know much about these things, but that was my impression. It makes sense for M to be playing so many hits while he is looking for a record deal, but I am personally looking forward to hearing an album's worth of new songs live 'as a piece' as we did on the RINGLEADER tour where the new songs give the tour a special character. Anyway, Morrissey very much alive and well on the evidence of this evening. I imagine if someone was seeing him for the first time they would not be disappointed. Not a conclusive review, just a few thoughts for people who are still interested in the shows...