Got mine today too, had forgotten about it ()so it was a LOVELY suprise.
well done to the Hot Press guys for being so prompt.
Incessantly perverse adoration of Steven Patrick Morrissey
thank you so much Black eyed. I loved reading it
the Steven, they should ask first but great interview.
Thanks for the scan.
Can anyone enlighten me as to why Morrissey thinks Radio 1 not playing him is racist?
Wow. If I didn't love him before (and I did), I sure love him now. What a great interview!
Yes, I'm posting again, but I still hate you all. Especially you. (Not you... You're a darling.)
well and i guess this george from radio one is of a similar age and had reservations about people of irish ancestry,and had bullied people....probably a far stretch but ..
..or he was just tongue incheek..in wake of the nme article of december 2007..to ,ock the whole issue
Morrissey asked my cousin where he was from. He answered Compton, which to Morrissey replied"Oh, so you're straight outta Compton aye?"[QUOTE from Ready With Ready-Wit;830350]
Ich weiss nicht, zu wem ich gehöre-ich glaub ich gehör`nur mir ganz allein"(I dont know to whom I belong to,I think I only belong to myself)Friedrich Holländer-1932-
Lifeguard, save me from life,cause it's the only life I'll ever have. Moz
"Mein Kopf ist ein Labyrinth,mein Leben ist ein Minenfeld"
Than you Black Eyed for the scans. It's a pleasure to read such intelligent questions and revealing answers from Moz's side. Great read.
I must have missed the part about the lesbian serial killer.
Neither one particularly appeals to me.
I wouldn't have the gall to assume any living thing would want me as a father. What a burden to place on a small, innocent child.
Its all one long concentration camp for me. No ski boots for me, thanks all the same
Your unborn child is going to become a lesbian serial killer
Now I know how Joan Of Arc felt
Great interview, thanks for the scan.... nice to see Morrissey getting some of his political opinions across without coming across like an ex-pat Daily Mail reader. Good interview questions as well, very intelligent and not out to prove a point. Always interesting to find out more about the machinations of the recording process. I also liked the fact that Morrissey was refreshingly honest about his working relationship with a friend who recently passed away.
again thanks very much
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself
Many thanks for posting the scans!
And thanks to Hot Press for actually conducting a substantive interview instead of the usual NME policy of setting him up for bitchy soundbites.
His comments about singing are particularly important, I think, not only with regard to the songs on Years of Refusal but about his more general ideas about singing in pop songs. I don't think it's universally true that people respond to the vocals they way he says they do, but his answer gives us a good insight into the ambitions behind his own music, namely, that everything should stand or fall on the strength of his vocal performance. His voice on Years of Refusal sounds better than it ever has, and more importantly the voice moves the band into the background, making the backing tracks both more effective and less relevant to the overall sound. Criticisms of some of the songs as "generic, poppy faux-punk" miss the point.
Mags not in store yet, but I'll buy when they arrive. A good read, thanks.
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Just got mine in the US. That was FAST!
A few days ago, I was singing 'Dear God, Please Help Me' to myself whilst washing the dishes and even with my piss-poor singing voice, it struck me that the vocal melody was strong enough to stand on its own (much as I love the orchestral arrangement surrounding it).
I'd love to hear Morrissey record a completely vocal performance, no musical/instrumental backing at all (perhaps with a little vocal layering to add texture).