Back On The Chain Gang - Morrissey Central; Recorded in LA, musicians credited, Chiccarelli produced

Solomon Walker playing bass on BOTCG
And Roger Manning on keyboards...

Back On The Chain Gang - Morrissey Central
April 2, 2018



Morrissey has concluded recording at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles for Back On The Chain Gang. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and was released by The Pretenders in 1982 when it reached number 17 in the UK, and number 5 in the USA.Joe Chiccarelli has produced Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang, and the musicians are: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), with Roger Manning on keyboards.Morrissey is hoping for a summer release for the single.
Morrissey is presently number 1 with My Love, I’d Do Anything For You, and number 4 with Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage in the UK vinyl singles chart.


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mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
Sam couldn't even get the right font for that atrocity of a sleeve. Where is BMG?

EDIT: More importantly, recorded without Boz?
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Well, April 2nd's update is interesting:

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Source appears to be an uncredited war time picture:

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"Morrissey has concluded recording at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles for Back On The Chain Gang. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and was released by The Pretenders in 1982 when it reached number 17 in the UK, and number 5 in the USA. Joe Chiccarelli has produced Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang, and the musicians are: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), with Roger Manning on keyboards. Morrissey is hoping for a summer release for the single.
Morrissey is presently number 1 with My Love, I’d Do Anything For You, and number 4 with Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage in the UK vinyl singles chart."


I don't know if I have the energy to be critical of any of the above.
The cover, as presented, is...
Well, the incoming comments will assess it thoroughly I suspect.
Look at all those new songs he's not recording too.
I guess that 'deluxe edition' wasn't as important as a Pretenders cover and great way to subvert the live recordings pattern.
I could go on about the band and how they've been doing other things besides studio time etc...
But, what do I know? Mando has been in LA since Mexico - so using Solomon is plain odd.
Just more uncertainty, lack of openness and a hint of 'wilderness' creeping in.
If we are being trolled, it's being well done with poor materials.
What a time to run out of wine.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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countthree

Well-Known Member
Well, April 2nd's update is interesting:

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Source appears to be an uncredited war time picture:

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"Morrissey has concluded recording at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles for Back On The Chain Gang. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and was released by The Pretenders in 1982 when it reached number 17 in the UK, and number 5 in the USA. Joe Chiccarelli has produced Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang, and the musicians are: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), with Roger Manning on keyboards. Morrissey is hoping for a summer release for the single.
Morrissey is presently number 1 with My Love, I’d Do Anything For You, and number 4 with Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage in the UK vinyl singles chart."


I don't know if I have the energy to be critical of any of the above.
The cover, as presented, is...
Well, the incoming comments will assess it thoroughly I suspect.
Look at all those new songs he's not recording too.
I guess that 'deluxe edition' wasn't as important as a Pretenders cover and great way to subvert the live recordings pattern.
I could go on about the band and how they've been doing other things besides studio time etc...
But, what do I know?
Just more uncertainty, lack of openness and a hint of 'wilderness' creeping in.
If we are being trolled, it's being well done with poor materials.
What a time to run out of wine.
Regards,
FWD.
New musicians?
 
T

Truth

Guest
They have songs that were great but were not singles that would suit him much better in my opinion. I'd like to hear him sing "I Go To Sleep" or "English Roses," much more than this.



I have to admit that he's done okay without my input so far but listen to these songs if you're not familiar and I think you'll be able to hear how well they would work for him.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Does Morrissey not realize that his original songs are so much better than the covers? (Although, I do appreciate "To Give is the Reason I Live.") Morrissey is so obsessed with music he may not even realize that his own talent surpasses that of the artists he appreciates. Oh well.

(Re: his message. I just love when Moz tells off the idiots!)

#iHeartMOZ

Well, April 2nd's update is interesting:

View attachment 44211

Source appears to be an uncredited war time picture:

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"Morrissey has concluded recording at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles for Back On The Chain Gang. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and was released by The Pretenders in 1982 when it reached number 17 in the UK, and number 5 in the USA. Joe Chiccarelli has produced Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang, and the musicians are: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), with Roger Manning on keyboards. Morrissey is hoping for a summer release for the single.
Morrissey is presently number 1 with My Love, I’d Do Anything For You, and number 4 with Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage in the UK vinyl singles chart."


I don't know if I have the energy to be critical of any of the above.
The cover, as presented, is...
Well, the incoming comments will assess it thoroughly I suspect.
Look at all those new songs he's not recording too.
I guess that 'deluxe edition' wasn't as important as a Pretenders cover and great way to subvert the live recordings pattern.
I could go on about the band and how they've been doing other things besides studio time etc...
But, what do I know? Mando has been in LA since Mexico - so using Solomon is plain odd.
Just more uncertainty, lack of openness and a hint of 'wilderness' creeping in.
If we are being trolled, it's being well done with poor materials.
What a time to run out of wine.
Regards,
FWD.
 

unloveable

very junior
Holy cow I just realized Boz is not among “the musicians “ - that much I care for him -
I sincerely think that mando and gustavo not playing BOTCG has nothing to do with their geographical location or schedule.
I think it’s just a Morrissey thing..
or not.
The plot thickens! o_O
 

Try Anything Twice

Consultant to the World
Well, April 2nd's update is interesting:

View attachment 44211

Source appears to be an uncredited war time picture:

View attachment 44212

"Morrissey has concluded recording at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles for Back On The Chain Gang. The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and was released by The Pretenders in 1982 when it reached number 17 in the UK, and number 5 in the USA. Joe Chiccarelli has produced Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang, and the musicians are: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums), with Roger Manning on keyboards. Morrissey is hoping for a summer release for the single.
Morrissey is presently number 1 with My Love, I’d Do Anything For You, and number 4 with Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage in the UK vinyl singles chart."


I don't know if I have the energy to be critical of any of the above.
The cover, as presented, is...
Well, the incoming comments will assess it thoroughly I suspect.
Look at all those new songs he's not recording too.
I guess that 'deluxe edition' wasn't as important as a Pretenders cover and great way to subvert the live recordings pattern.
I could go on about the band and how they've been doing other things besides studio time etc...
But, what do I know? Mando has been in LA since Mexico - so using Solomon is plain odd.
Just more uncertainty, lack of openness and a hint of 'wilderness' creeping in.
If we are being trolled, it's being well done with poor materials.
What a time to run out of wine.
Regards,
FWD.
Thanks for the information, FWD. What a strange photo for the cover. It looks like he’s extracting blackheads. Is he championing aestheticians on the chain gang? Strange place for a facial. Other ideas, All?
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Looks like it's true.
Joe's Instagram:
('Liked' by Jesse).

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He's also mentioned Roger Manning several times at the beginning of March on Twitter.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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Try Anything Twice

Consultant to the World
They have songs that were great but were not singles that would suit him much better in my opinion. I'd like to hear him sing "I Go To Sleep" or "English Roses," much more than this.



I have to admit that he's done okay without my input so far but listen to these songs if you're not familiar and I think you'll be able to hear how well they would work for him.
I Go To Sleep! Yes! Yes! Yes! Much better song choice!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Let's be honest, all Boz does is strum along the chords. I'm sure the band could easily cope without him in studio if he was busy doing other stuff (didn't he leave the 'Low in High School' recording sessions way earlier than everyone else anyway?)

Nevertheless, it is something of a first if Morrissey is going to issue something without Boz's involvement for the first time since 1991.
 
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