Other People/Bands

Other People/Bands

Noel Gallagher told us what he thinks of Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, his brother Liam and Morrissey. He didn't hold back - Manchester Evening News
M.E.N. EXCLUSIVE: The former Oasis star sits down for an interview with CityLife


We're here to discuss Gallagher's new EP, Black Star Dancing - but the conversation takes a political turn when we get onto the subject of Morrissey, who he says he'd love to write a song for.

How does the man who was once pictured sipping champagne with Tony Blair at Number 10 reconcile the former Smiths frontman's controversial outbursts with his own beliefs?

"People's political beliefs are their own. If that's what he believes in, that's what he believes in," Gallagher says.

"I believe in something else. We're all entitled to our own opinions. I think we live in a society now where everybody who...
Article from Wales Online about Cardiff's first ever black mayor - who has a rock'n'roll secret!!


Cllr De’Ath said: “I’m a child of the nineties so Britpop was a big deal for me and I was a huge Morrissey fan as well. But growing up in Warwickshire, if you wanted to see live music, or play a gig, the only way to do it was get on a train to Coventry or Birmingham. I think that’s why one of the things I really love about living in Cardiff now is its music scene.”

[Presumably that includes Spillers. This could get awkward!]
Sort of small mention, but I figured I'd share given the recent Terry Hall/Specials mention. Noko - who was the guitarist for the Magazine reformation and who collaborated with James Maker for Morrissey's Attack label - is part of a new project with Mary Byker called Am I Dead Yet?.

They've been doing a lot of online press for their self-titled album, and in this one, Noko quotes "You've Got Everything Now."


What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?

Noko – to quote Morrissey, “I’ve never had a job….never wanted one” I’m utterly unemployable, so if music hadn’t come along, the only other thing I’d ever been interested in was birdwatching, so I’d have been a daft survivalist ornithological loner living in the forest somewhere and gradually I’d have lost whatever social skills I’ve got.
The Specials Round Out a Week of California Love With Unsettlingly Relevant L.A. Show

“I heard Morrissey had a day, but I didn’t think that would happen to us,” singer Terry Hall told Billboard backstage at the Novo. “It’s a lovely thing -- a real honor. We’ve always had a good following here, but there’s no link between Coventry and Los Angeles.” Or at least, there wasn’t until the Specials unwittingly made one.

Only just listened to this episode of Desert Island Discs with Louis Theroux:


One of his chosen tracks is "Panic", and he mentions how much he adored The Smiths while at (boarding) school.

Which did make me think: a Louis Theroux programme with Morrissey (a la Jimmy Savile*) could be some remarkable television.

*Not suggesting anything!
However, there are quite a few topics that still vex him, including Brexit and immigration (“It’s just every man for himself – we are us and everyone else can go to hell. It’s so lacking in overview; every tribe has been migrants at one stage”), “mental” Morrissey (he used to be one of the “funniest writers” but seems to “have turned in on himself as time went on”) and contemporary singer-songwriters (“a load of old moaners, with not a lot to say”).

Another hatchet job in The Guardian

Bigmouth strikes again and again: why Morrissey fans feel so betrayed - The Guardian
By Tim Jonze

Once his songs of loneliness and shyness made him a hero to misfits and outsiders. Yet now he is voicing his support for a far-right party

Morrissey response:
Media coverage:
Morrissey, la pop star, qui est enragé, drôle, franc, est une anomalie, appelant aux contradictions et hypocrisies dans la culture, mais il semble qu’il soit constamment réprimandé dans la presse et sur les réseaux sociaux parce qu’il parle honnêtement et ne croit pas au récit généralement admis du gay de chez Applebee.