Michael Impieroli (Christopher from The Sopranos) waxes lyrical about The Smiths Rubber Ring and Morrissey

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From The Quietus imperious Baker's Dozen regular column where various celebs and the like choose their 13 favourite/ important/ influential songs. (Some great choices btw)

The Smiths – 'Rubber Ring'
That's the first song I heard of theirs. It was, I guess, 1985 and I was at a friend's apartment New York and he had the big 12” 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side', but he played the B-side first, which was 'Rubber Ring' and it ran right into 'Asleep'. I had never heard of The Smiths, and it was one of those experiences where that was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment in my life. Like, there couldn't have been another song that would have been programmed to my brain waves better. I didn't know what it was, but it just blew my mind. The sound, the guitar, and Morrissey's voice and his lyrics, then it went into 'Asleep', which really...

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"Morrissey's lyrics have become as much of a trademark as the iconic quiff he sports. Dry, critical, sneering and defiant, he has been pop's favourite, much-loved outcast for many years. His skills as a songwriter are highly revered, so today I take a look at his creative signature style, and examine exactly why we need his voice today as much as we ever did..."


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And now via FB:


Ateez member wears Morrissey shirt; Hideo Kojima tweets about Autobiography

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A couple of random (and trivial) Moz references:
A member of the Kpop band 'Ateez' is wearing a Morrissey T-shirt in the promotional videos for their new album:

Also, a few days ago, Hideo Kojima tweeted this:

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