12 things I've learned from the 2018 Morrissey tour... - Dickie Felton

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by Famous when dead, Mar 9, 2018.

By Famous when dead on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:05 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.


    "From the granite of Aberdeen to the gold of the Royal Albert Hall, the UK sees the return of indie icon Morrissey.

    Dickie Felton first watched the charismatic crooner in 1991 and hasn't stopped.

    The fan went to three of the opening UK gigs to run the rule over the mighty Moz.

    And here’s 12 things he pondered from St Steven’s return to the stage:"

    Following on from 'Morrissey International Airport' and 'The Day I Met Morrissey', Mr. Felton continues his observations via a blog focusing on the 2018 tour.
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Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by Famous when dead, Mar 9, 2018.

    1. Anonymous
      Ah, Mr Important Felton.
    2. Uncleskinny
      That's pretty much all complete cobblers, but the tin hat on it all is ... "Spent the Day in Bed could be his best ever single". There's sound judgement, then.
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    3. g23
      Today I learned that Ketamine Sun is actually named Dickie Felton. Huh. Never knew!
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    4. Anonymous
      The reaction from the crowd each time the opening chords strike up to Spent The Day In Bed is something else - people go mad for it....not that you'd know! The song was also a great success on Radio 2 - very radio friendly.

      Your presence here is now beyond embarrassing - have some self respect, and fuck off for good.
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    5. Anonymous
      Those two points are completely connected. Only a third of those at any given Morrissey concert will have bought the latest album (and know all the songs).
      But, thanks to its airplay success, pretty much everyone there will know Spent the Day in Bed. It's one of only 5 or 6 Morrissey songs that everyone now knows which will guarantee it a great reception along with the Smiths songs.
      Radio airplay is so massively important. It fuels album sales, and it can turn nostalgia bands into contemporary acts. The record label needs to ask Radio 2 if they would A-list any of the other songs on the album. If they will, release it ASAP.
    6. 001
      That was a bloody good read!
    7. bedlam breakout
      bedlam breakout
      terrible tour -awful setlist - disgruntled bored ticket buyers, its over - just pack up pal
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    8. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Ha Haa! Moz is just takin' a victory lap with these concerts.
      Do ya know what he's celebrating?
      He's celebrating because of every which way they try to hate him, still hasn't stopped him.
      The noodles keep on boo hooin' and The Purified Turkey keeps on Turkey Steppin'!
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    9. Anonymous
      Nice read. I agree that spent the day in bed is he first of the gang of lihs. Both are super catchy and will certainly be fan favs for as long as he still tours
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    10. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      It’s the Our Frank of LIHS too.
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    11. ACTON
      One thing he didn't learn from the 2018 tour: not to refer to Morrissey as Steven. Surely everyone knows that by now.
      Also, Spent The Day In Bed may be a very catchy song but Moz's greatest single? Give me a break.
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    12. Anonymous
      There's nothing to stop. He's not exactly attracting large crowds. He's attracting roughly the same size he did in the wilderness years. People don't even know enough about Morrissey for anyone to care.

      Also, I seriously doubt he's profiting greatly from any of this. Tour's are incredibly expensive to organize. Also, he ha legal, and tax liabilities on the line.

      Numerous acts that no one even hears about anymore carry out tours just like Morrissey's all the time. Nostalgia acts always have an audience to play to. Anyone can tour if the pick the right size venues.
    13. Anonymous
      Spent The Day In Bed best single?

      Ah, the delusions of fandom.

      I bet Kill Uncle, Maladjusted, and Southpaw Grammar are his favorite albums too. You know, just to be contrary.
    14. Anonymous
      Couldn’t agree more. I hate Felton.
    15. URBANUS
      Oh no, that 12 things I learned BS like they do after football games. Shut down all social media for wannabee journos making a fool of themselves at our expense.
    16. URBANUS
      He ever felt one?
    17. Flibberty

      Did he play two shows at the Hollywood Bowl during the wilderness years?

      And did he do an arena tour of the UK? No, he played the Civic Centre in Aylesbury and Brangwyn Hall in Swansea! :lbf:
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    18. Anonymous
      Before Christmas and after the fairly negative message from Morrissey he is surely ecstatic with this tour....Dublin show was jammers, way more so than the World Peace tour...and by all accounts close to sell outs on all other large venue shows...surely a good sign. His next step is cruicial, a re-release of World Peace is a huge mistake and I doubt BMG will invest again until at least for 18 months...it wil be ineresting to see what happens. In my opinion Dickie has it righe ...this has really been one of his best tours and whilst a great fan tour taking this to festivals would be a serious wrong step unless he adjusted the setlist for the regular music fan. Whilst everything is objective I think LIHS will in time be regarded in same way as Dont Stand Me Down by Dexys is now ....Probably the most underrated album of 2017. I believe one of his best certainly the opening 5 song cycle i dont think he has bettered in any previous album....again my opinion. I think his only misstep is World Peace inteh setlist and maybe in some gigs too many coveres ...but minor points. From a low point Morrissey has suddenly risen...Happy Times for a life long fan whose kids are now starting to discover not just the Smiths but Morrissey solo music also....Spent TheDay is still on rotation in the house 5 months later .OK Rant Over ....Be Good and lets Enjoy what a 58 year old Icon is giving us into a 35 year career.
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    19. firstodie
      Morrissey's at the stage where it really doesn't matter what he does anymore. His place in musical history is assured. He means so many things to so many people. And still, it's not unrealistic to think that the best is yet to come.
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