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    Morrissey A-Z: (The) National Front Disco

    Alain provides some info from a Steve Jones interview (Jonesy's Jukebox, May 30th, 2006): Steve: Oh, yeah. I bought that one. I like “National Front Disco”, that’s my favorite song. Alain: Oh yeah? Well it’s apt title got us in a lot of trouble. Steve: Yeah, what was that all about? It was...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "The Boy Racer"

    “Only If You Are Really Interested” Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey - Nicholas P. Greco (PDF) was available through my quarantine book sharing collection. If you missed it, I can send it to you directly. Regards, FWD.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "My Love, I'd Do Anything for You"

    I suspect the shrieking was more due to the amount of drinking that took place during this recording session :) Morrissey's take: What's the wailing sound that opens the album on "My Love I'd Do Anything for You"? Do you still turn to the BBC sound effects albums for audio samples? The...
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    Guardian: "From Factory Records to Oasis: a musical tour of Manchester" (Exhibition mentioned runs June 2021 - January 2022)

    A new exhibition on the seminal Manchester label is the start of a musical homage taking in the roots of Joy Division, the Smiths et al https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/jun/18/factory-records-exhibition-manchester-musical-tour-joy-division-smiths-oasis Article above highlights this...
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    On this day

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    Morrissey A-Z: "My Love Life"

    Captures that moment in time well. Great hair, great gigs. Adore this song. FWD.
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    HMV: "hmv's 1921 Centenary Editions - second batch of exclusive vinyl revealed” - Bona Drag LTD 750 copies / transparent green vinyl (June 17, 2021)

    I think HMV Bona Drag (and the previous HMV Vauxhall.. offering) come under the heading of 'because they can'. Central never advertised the Vauxhall vinyl, but managed a post about its charting. This may be the same thing. The murky waters surrounding which albums can be produced & made like...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "My Life Is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye"

    Have a mooch around here: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/the-smiths-morrissey-song-by-song-discussion-thread.818600/ Regards, FWD.
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    Strange/unexpected Moz references?

    https://subversiongallery.co.uk/products/raid-71-the-smiths-set-of-3-framed-prints (Couple of other Smiths bits via various artists available above).
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    HMV: "hmv's 1921 Centenary Editions - second batch of exclusive vinyl revealed” - Bona Drag LTD 750 copies / transparent green vinyl (June 17, 2021)

    Morrissey – Bona Drag Following the split of The Smiths and in the wake of his debut solo album Viva Hate, released in 1988, Morrissey opted against working on an immediate follow-up album, instead releasing a string of singles over the next couple of years that would eventually be compiled...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "My Insatiable One"

    From my previous post about Brett's Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn as relevant: "To be honest, ‘My Insatiable One’ was a bit of an afterthought. It wasn’t until the record was released and the song started gathering attention in the press and cover versions by Morrissey that we belatedly...
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    Far Out: "A track-by-track guide to The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' from Morrissey and Marr" (June 16, 2021)

    On 16th June 1986, The Smiths would release their near faultless third album, The Queen Is Dead, which, for Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, would confirm themselves as being the most important voices of a generation. Now, 35 years later, the album still pulses with the same...
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    On this day

    (Image poached from FB) 35 years today (a week later in the USA). 35 years... As good now as the day I first bought it. Regards, FWD.
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