Top night last night - Johnny is one cool, cool bloke. Well, last night he was sweating buckets because it was so hot in there.
At one stage he stood in front of the monitors playing to the crowd, people were patting him on the head and ruffling his hair, one guy in the front row was obviously saying something to Johnny and it looked like Johnny kissed the top of his head - it was a surreal, beautiful moment.
A mate lifted the set list from the guitarist at the end and gave it to me -
There is a Light was lined up as a potential final encore (there is a question mark at the end of the title, but it's not too clear on the photo) but after 'It's My Life' (was this a cover - it sounded vaguely familiar?) he left the stage not to return...
He says he's very very happy with the remasters.
He took all the 'nonsense' off the original records 'I knew we sounded better than that'.
Stephen Street was working in the next door studio at the time... and he came in from time to time... high fives all round.
Bernard Sumner was also involved - apparently he's a Smiths 'expert'. [Correction posted in the thread by minminmusic - "Go back and listen to the radio broadcast...it was Bernard BUTLER...not Sumner."]
He's not sure if the other Smiths have heard it... 'it's only just come out'. So, side stepping Morrissey's comments...
..."['Nothing Rhymed'] was an important song for many reasons. Apart from being the first hit, it was the first record with [former manager] Gordon [Mills]. Everything seemed to gel then, that first recording session when we did that, in 1970.
"In Japan, they liked it because they wanted me to go there. The world was interested in me at that point because of how I looked, so for a lot of people it's their favorite track of mine, which I don't mind at all," he said, adding that a certain legendary guitarist might have been in the studio for the recording.
"There's still a feeling--it's still debatable--I think Jimmy Page was the guitar...
David Frost/Richard Nixon (1977) 18.6%
Kirsty Young/Morrissey, Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 (2009) 11.6%
Victoria Derbyshire/Ken Clarke, Radio 5 Live (2011) 10.8%
Jeremy Paxman/Michael Howard, Newsnight, BBC2 (1997) 7.8%
Becky Milligan/Anthony Steen, The World at One, Radio 4 (2009) 6.5%
Melvyn Bragg/Dennis Potter, C4 (1994) 5.5%
... Mark Ronson: 'I enjoyed getting death threats from Smiths fans'
King Leer posts the link in the forums (original...
THESE CHARMING MEN (Dublin) will play Moz and Smiths songs 'unplugged' at the Launch...
Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities
Friday, 7 October 2011, 7:00PM
Come along to the UK launch of this important collection of essays edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin Power. Focusing on the solo career of this iconic artist, the book draws on a variety of disciplines to highlight the impact of Morrissey’s views and work on popular culture and identity. A must for all Manchester music lovers.
SPECIAL GUESTS (from Dublin) These Charming Men will play 'unplugged' at the launch.
TICKETS: Admission is Free, however places are strictly limited, so please reserve a free ticket on the 1st Floor of Waterstone's Deansgate, or by calling 0161 837 3000.
(And you can go to the Star And Garter afterwards)