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Other People/Bands

(Originally posted in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread)

Reggie Watts picks Strangeways (his favourite Smiths' album) as part of Amoeba Record's What's In My Bag YT series.
Starts @ 7:37min:

Ant-Man and the Wasp’s director on half-size Paul Rudd & Morrissey references - Polygon
With a million possibilities and a team of special-effects artists at his disposal, Peyton Reed’s sequel is full of surprising choices


"Ant-Man and The Wasp is the first movie I’ve seen that represents the Mexican-American love for Morrissey on screen. How’d that wind up in the movie?

Reed: I’ve been a Smiths fan since the beginning. In fact, I played drums for a brief amount of time in a Smiths cover band called Louder than Bombs. Years ago, we were playing a show at Spaceland in Silverlake and we did our Smith cover band cover and some guy came over after the show was like, “Oh man, you guys were really good. It’s amazing, man, between you and Sweet and Tender Hooligans. It’s so great to have these Smiths cover bands.” I was like, “Wait a...
Nice tribute of sorts:

Published on Jul 6, 2018

Ben Avison's second single from his forthcoming second album. Video by Patrick Steel of http://www.fattoadfilms.com; sound production by Robin Christensen-Marriott, with Tobias Sturmer on drums and Steph Pirrie on additional vocals. Buy the single at https://benavison.bandcamp.com (Profits go to Love Music Hate Racism)
The More You Ignore Me review – Morrissey and love in fun version of Jo Brand novel.

By Peter Bradshaw.



The More You Ignore Me review: a miscast Sheridan Smith derails Jo Brand's bittersweet mental health comedy.

By Robbie Collin.

Click spoiler for full review minus the pay wall nonsense:
Writing mental illness is a minefield, acting it another. The More You Ignore Me manages to pick its way through only the first of these unscathed. This adaptation of Jo Brand’s 1980s-set novel, directed by feature first-timer Keith English, spins an appealing, bittersweetly funny tale of a Morrissey-mad teenage girl whose life is regularly derailed by her mother’s worsening mental state.

But oddly, it does so...
A new interview with Robert Smith from The Cure very briefly mentions Morrissey:

Smith also had a long-running feud with Morrissey (“I never really understood it”), in which he has proven to be on the right side of history.

Full interview is here: www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/the-cure-s-robert-smith-i-survived-a-lot-of-people-in-london-didn-t-1.3538003?mode=amp
He’s being a bit of a… Booth calls out Morrissey amid far-right support claims - Echo
Press Association 2018

Tim Booth has labelled Morrissey a “dick” amid claims the revered singer supports the far-right.

The former Smiths frontman has just postponed his UK and European tour dates with his management saying “logistical problems” were to blame.

Booth and Morrissey were contemporaries in the Manchester music scene of the 1980s, as members of James and The Smiths respectively, with Booth saying the pair were once friends.

The 58-year-old, who is preparing to release a new album with James titled Living In Extraordinary Times, told the Press Association: “I knew Morrissey as a friend when he was sweet, very shy, very frightened. Wanting success, wanting what happened with The Smiths and also terrified of it simultaneously.

“I saw...