PS - Remember Norrissey?
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PS - Remember Norrissey?
Last edited by nothappynotsad; May 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM.
Amy had it right, this is just another comment on whether you like the "Jesse direction" or not
and really I think that is the problem, the two have become linked up in the other
a shame really, because personally I like a lot of "hard rock" stuff, just not most of it on ROTT and none of it on YOR
Both Southpaw and Years of Refusal are rocky, but have a completely different feel. I still like Years as an album (but it desperately needed something like My Dearest Love on it, and removal of one of the squelchier rockers).
Said it before but would love to see the next album go back to a "sweeter" Viva/Bona sound (I know not every song from that era had the same feel but you know what I mean) with biting, beautiful lyrics.
That's one reason I was able to give the overly long soundscape at the end of You Were Good In Your Time a pass. The lyrics and melody were a welcome respite on YOR, at least a different tempo and feel.
Whatever, it's fine.
Too bad the poll didn't allow some of us to choose that we don't dislike the rockier tunes but prefer the ballads.
Agree with this. Having seen it performed live recently it didn't remind me of a Years track (Boz wasn't responsible for much of Years' overall sound anyway - Paris was a nice departure during the album). I think it'd be a solid album track with the likes of Street at the controls. Jesse and Finn together was just too much LA rawk in one room (the fact that I like his Ringleader contributions better can't only be down to songwriting). If Jesse could translate his improved guitar picking into some more melodic songwriting he could be still be a decent contributor, but I'm still holding out for a pitched battle between additional writers hoping to get their tracks on the next album.
Then again, Morrissey says he already has two records' worth of demos?
I am a big fan of the 'rockier direction'...
Morrissey had mastered the earlier, more mellow songs we all love, and it was refreshing.
Of course, I am not averse to him returning to his more chilled tunes... but I doubt we'll get that.
'People are the same everywhere' and 'The kid's a looker' were quite messy and noisy for my liking, but still enjoyable. 'Action is my middle name' is great, as is 'Scandinavia'. I am yet to hear a version of 'Art-hounds' that I feel I can validly comment on...
Looking to the camera/messing around/and pulling faces
It's all his American band's doing. Let's be honest, Alain could rock but also perform it in a way which was subtle and pleasing to the ears. I don't recall him ever overbearing or drowning out Morrissey's vocals in any way, even on the Arsenal and Southpaw tours. Nowadays, it's Morrissey and a wall of mush.
Past few years? You mean since 1992. Bar maybe Vauxhall and I.