Other People/Bands

Other People/Bands

Has there been any discussion of Ryan Adams’ new song, “Manchester?”

It’s reportedly inspired by the Smiths, Joy Divison, et al.

More info: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/01/ryan-adams-manchester-stream/
From this months record collector magazine.

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Online link and excerpt posted by Surface:


What did you think of Morrissey’s cover of You Say You Don’t Love Me?
Well, it was good that he did it. [Laughs]
I mean, every little helps…

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Found this on the Oasis subreddit. Somehow, it works…

An anonymous person also added:

I like it! This article explains how this was accomplished. Did you know This Charming Man and Live Forever have the same chord structure? Coincidence??

Hoping for a Smiths reunion, but being realistic about it.


Excerpt posted by SuedeMoz:

Random question: Would you rather see a Smiths reunion or a Talking Heads reunion?
Oh, shoot. Shoot. I think a Smiths reunion because the Talking Heads reunited for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sure, but it was three songs 17 years ago.
Yeah, but you can see what it looked like. That’s something. To me, because the Smiths seems more impossible, that’s why it’s like, “Oh, my God.” People would freak out. Can you imagine the venue they would play? I actually think they could play a football stadiums.

I think they could do 20 nights at Wembley Stadium, minimum.
Yeah! People would freak out!

I think these are beefs that go back decades and often they are tied up in legal issues that really cause insane bitterness....
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(P. Wyngarde, L. Fraser, K. Dodd, P. Shelley, F. Fielding & B. Reynolds).


A pictorial look at some of the losses in 2018.

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Boy George on his love of Morrissey and the influence he has had on him. Starts at 18:20


Original interview:

LP, un nuovo album tra drammi e romanticismi: "Sogno un'opera rock che ruoti attorno a un matrimonio" - Repubblica.it

Excerpt (Google Translate to English):

Morrissey has announced two duets with her for her next cover album. Have you already registered?
"We recorded two but I do not think I'll use the second one, among other things, the one that I used to have already registered, it's Roy Orbison's It's Over, but Morrissey did not know it. three or four covers in my career and he chose one that I had sung too. "

How did you meet?
"I knew that he liked my music and that he showed some of his...