Archive : Feb. - Mar 1997
-Joni Mitchell talks to Morrissey in Rolling
-New album recorded/info
-Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke on KROQ
Mar. 03 97
Court Case Article
|In the March
SELECT magazine there is an article
entitled "Devious truculent and
unreliable" penned by Johnny Rogan.
In this, the most detailed of all court
case articles, Rogan also takes the
opportunity to give all his reasons for
why Morrissey's career is over,
practically challenging him to retire. He
had already written an article called
"Morrissey, What Went Wrong?"
about a year ago (Mojo Magazine, April
1996) saying the same things. Still
article, Rogan described an exchange between
Morrissey and himself in the foyer of the
courthouse during a recess:
Morrissey: "So this is
where all things ends"
J. Rogan: "Yes, but do you
still wish me to perish in an M3 pile up?"
Morrissey: "No, I
J. Rogan: "Well that's
good, that's something"
Morrissey: "No... the
I'd say Morrissey won that exchange.
New Smiths Tribute
||A Smiths tribute (25 songs /
2 CD set) called "Godfathers
of Change Vol. 1, A Tribute to The
Smiths" is now
available from 24 Hr. Service Station (http://24hr.com/gofc.htm). Ordering info
and track listing/bands are available on
May release date was a bit optimistic
August is a month now being tossed around for the
new album. However, a fall tour to coincide is
Submitted by Stuart Fraser
This may be
rubbish but I heard that the studio version of
Jack the Ripper is to be used in a film called:
21 Takes a
It may not be called this but it definately has
21 at the start!!!
Feb. 26 97
Record Song Titles
(big thanks to Jason
Endicott for the info)
disclaimer: the titles should be set but may not
be etched in stone
Here are the song titles for the newly recorded
lyric - "I don't need no ammunition/I've got
more than I can spend"
"Trouble Loves Me"
"Satan Rejected My Soul"
"Sorrow Will Come In The End" (title
"Wide To Receive"
These are in no
particular order, except for it looks like
"Maladjusted" will be the first song.
Another song - "Heir Apparent"
- was designated as a b-side.
Reprise giveaway next
Rolling Stone interview audio
this posted on AOL. (If anyone wins be sure to send a copy
Subj: Re:Moz & Mitchell
Date: 97-02-22 20:11:56 EST
The actual interview was much longer and more
interesting before it was edited. Reprise is
going to put a couple hundred on cassettes and
give them away next month. Http://www.RepriseRec.com
Feb. 22 97
Mike Joyce and
Andy Rourke on KROQ
Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke are in Los Angeles for
some sort of convention or something. They were
on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ for a short
interview Feb. 21. Mike did most of the talking,
he mentioned that he had 'hundreds" of
unreleased Smiths songs/music "gathering
dust", some songs were experimental, some in
which brass (a trumpet) was played. He said he
couldn't talk about the court case because
Morrissey is appealing the decision.
I have encoded the interview (it runs about 10
minutes), click here to listen to it.
The RealPlayer is required,
click below to get it.
Mike and Andy were also guests on Loveline
(KROQ's call-in radio show) the previous night.
Not too much was said... when asked if there
would ever be a reunion of The Smiths, Mike
answered "No." What was kind of
annoying was the host who kept saying "The
Smiths are in studio tonight..."
* added a new link "Pashernate Glue"
to the links
Feb. 19 97
New LP released
Just got word that we can expect the new album to
be released soon (soon considering it is
not finished yet). It may be released as early as
May, more details later.
Feb. 16 97
of Rolling Stone (dated March 6) is on
the newstands, definitely buy yourself a
copy. The cover features Trent Reznor and
David Lynch, with subheading in the
bottom-left corner, "Joni
Mitchell Talks to Morrissey".
In the article, there's only one picture
of Moz and Joni, an outdoor shot, so I
guess we won't get to see the photo with
Joni's head between Morrissey's legs
reading it I was reminded of a quote I heard
somewhere (sorry if I butcher it), "an
interview reveals as much about the interviewer
as it does about the one being interviewed".
It's definitely true here, Morrissey is as
revealing about himself as Joni
is about herself.
A few days after the interview took place I
mentioned to Morrissey that I'd heard that Joni
refused to do any interviews unless he was the
interviewer. Aware of this already, he seemed
genuinely honored in his reply, saying that was
quite an incredible thing for her to say. (Sorry
again, I just can't remember exact quotes).
* added a new link "Hand in Glove"
to the links
section as well as some icons for each website.
Feb. 12 97
The day has finally come. Thanks to those who
helped me test out the pages. Unless there are
some problems with the pages, I think I'll
celebrate by taking a few days off!
Feb. 08 97
More on the Rolling
Saw this posted on the
Reprise section of AOL:
Date: 97-02-07 22:59:28 EST
The March 6 issue of Rolling Stone has an
interesting story called "Melancholy Meets
the Infinite Sadness," subtitled "Joni
Mitchell and Morrissey hold forth on promiscuity,
chain-smoking, eating meat and suffering for
one's art." It begins on page 46 (NIN is on
the cover) with a classic California photo by
Robert Paul Maxwell.
The pull-out quote is "I'd like to ask you
what Ross Perot means to you," says
Morrissey, "because I find him a truly
magnetic figure. Is he jeered because he's
Moz: I think you're the greatest lyricist that
has ever lived.
Joni: Oh, my goodness.
They discuss a lot of folks: Dylan (Bob), Warren
Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Sylvia Plath, Glen
Matlock, Johnny Rotten, PJ Harvey, Rickie Lee
Jones, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Leonard Cohen,
Chrissie Hynde, Carly Simon, Janis Ian, Kirk
Douglas, Rachmaninov and Babe.
Feb. 05 97
(as interviewer) in Rolling Stone
interview with Joni Mitchell for Rolling Stone
will finally be published. The date on the mag
will be in March but the actual magazine will hit
the streets on Feb. 18 (according to the L.A.
Times). There should be some photos (Morrissey
mentioned there was one with Joni's head between
his legs, gotta see that one. He also mentioned
that he was horribly jet-lagged during the photo
shoot so he probably doesn't look his best).
There have actually been a couple of mentions
worth noting in recent issues of Rolling Stone.
In the Nov. 28, 1996 issue (iss. 748) George
Michael is quoted describing his suit:
"'Very sexy isn't it?' asked Michael. 'I
feel like Morrissey.'"
the Feb. 20 issue (iss. 754) Nick Hexum of 311 mentions The Smiths
influence on him: "I learned to sing by
singing along with their records."
Article - Andy Rourke talks about the
court case in Melody Maker (Feb. 1).
Submitted by Rachel
Morrissey pays tribute
to Billy Mackenzie
From Melody Maker
- News (Feb. 1, 1997):
Mackenzie, the hugely influential singer who
began his career with The Associates, was found
dead in a garden shed outside his father's home
in Auchterhouse, near Dundee, on January 22. He
... "Morrissey, a friend and fan of
Mackenzie for some years, said: 'He was such a
lovely person, and I feel very, very sad.'"
Morrissey lodges High
from the local teletext, submitted by Rachel
is to appeal against a judge's order that he must
pay £1m to a former drummer of cult band The
Court of Appeal
judges will consider whether 33-year-old Michael
Joyce, of Altrincham, Cheshire, is entitled to
25% of the band's recording profits.
Lawyers acting for
Morrissey, of Bowdon near Altrincham, have lodged
an appeal against a court decision last December.
Feb. 01 97
Morrissey in recording
currently finishing up his next album, which will
be his debut on Mercury Records. Last I heard,
the band lineup will remain the same as will the
producer (Steve Lillywhite, or in Morrissey
terms, "Lilly Stevewhite"). Will there
be a tour in support of the album, you ask? As of
now it is doubtful, but I will certainly post on
this page if I hear anything.
In an article in the L.A.
Times (Jan. 22), "Depeche Mode reportedly
has declined; Morrissey remains a
possibility" for the 1997 Lollapalooza tour.
[I'd say the chances of Morrissey playing
Lollapalooza are about none.]
Article - Johnny Rogan reports on the
court case in the February Mojo Magazine.
Submitted by Rachel
Post court-case news
from SELECT Web:
(these are actually the most comical things I've
seen in a while)
What can the connection be? Former Smiths bassist
Andy Rourke and ex-Happy Mondays drummer Gaz
Whelan have formed a band. Called Delicious
they've reputedly been together for over three
years but, only now are they ready to release a
single. Containing such enticing tracks as
'Sitting On The Throne' and 'Cheeky Little
Bugger' the platter is released on February 17.
Following The Smiths High Court case and Mike
Joyce's £1million royalties settlement it has
been rumoured that both Craig Gannon and Sandie
Shaw have been consulted their solicitors as to
the whereabouts of their 'missing thousands.'
in Nov. 96 I saw this in the gossip section): Good old Morrissey is said
to have admitted the person(s) he'd most like to
undress are the Chanell [sic] Twins, identical
twin transvestite supermodels from LA.