"California Son" track listing posted on Morrissey Central

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alexi, Dec 5, 2018.

By Alexi on Dec 5, 2018 at 6:56 PM
  1. Alexi

    Alexi Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    The Morrissey Covers Album - Morrissey Central
    December 5, 2018

    The track-list for Morrissey's California Son recording:

    DAYS OF DECISION (Phil Ochs)
    IT'S OVER (Roy Orbison)
    LADY WILLPOWER (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)
    LENNY'S TUNE (Tim Hardin)
    SOME SAY I GOT DEVIL (Melanie)

    The album is produced by Joe Chiccarelli and will be released by BMG.
    • Like Like x 7
    • Interesting Interesting x 2


Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alexi, Dec 5, 2018.

    1. johnsonb
      All would hang him high.
    2. Bluebirds
      He interviewed her 20 years ago. He's a huge fan. As am I, which is why I can probably live without Mozzer's interpretation of Don't Interrupt The Sorrow

      I'm leaving on the 1:15
      You're darn right
      Since I was seventeen
      I've had no one over me
      He says "Anima rising-
      So what-
      Petrified wood process
      Tall timber down to rock!"
      • Like Like x 2
      • Interesting Interesting x 1
    3. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Maybe and why not ? Listen to Sheila take a bow.

      • Like Like x 2
    4. ACTON
      Well I would have liked to see Chain Gang on it. I don't plan on buying High School a second time. He must think we are a bottomless money pit.
      • Funny Funny x 1
    5. Anonymous
      BINGO! He owes them a considerable sum of money and another album. Miz is playing the Neil Young card (circa 1981). Put out a pile of rubbish and you’re free to go.

      It won’t sell. It won’t get played (thank the fucking stars because NOBODY needs to hear fat Elvis butcher classics). It won’t reverse the downward spiral. This is it. The flusher has been fully depressed.

      I empathize with you lot. ...but only because your grandma and grandpa are going to loathe this - and you, for buying it.

      Fucking whack-jobs.

      ***My anonymous security code answer for this was “Cheddar Cheese. How appropriate! ;)
      • Troll Troll x 5
      • Insightful Insightful x 1
    6. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Well there’s Viva Hate.

      Think he just goes with what feels right. I’ve been hoping for a covers record from him since Your Arsenal, and I’d guess the idea of a covers record has always been in the back of his mind waiting for the right time.
      • Like Like x 1
    7. Anonymous
      Quite the contrary. He’s headfirst down the whole and can see the bottom. That’s why he’s milking every last dime he can from the sad-sacks that are still buying his cheap, overly-contrived nonsense. Minimal investment for maximum profit. Its business.

      He’s basically the musical equivalent of a dime store in Damascus.
      • Troll Troll x 5
      • Funny Funny x 1
    8. Anonymous
      He had a band behind him and future ahead of him back in the “Your Arsenal” days”.

      Ancient history.
      • Funny Funny x 1
      • Troll Troll x 1
    9. g23
      Honestly, this could be called Commercial Suicide instead of California Son. It just has such limited commercial appeal that it has to be deliberate, which kind of seems like contract fulfillment to me.
      • Insightful Insightful x 1
    10. Anonymous
      In fact, I adore that "I'm a girl and you're a boy" line. It's like champagne.
      • Like Like x 2
    11. The Irish Hare
      The Irish Hare
      I can't wait to hear Morrissey's favourites sung by morrissey.
      With the talk of a covers album I had almost forgotten that the deluxe version of LIHS is due out December 7th. This date is also given on Amazon as the release of Poetry Hour, the bootleg mentioned here before.
      • Informative Informative x 1
    12. Rob32
      I like the tracklisting. Good to see its more obscure tracks and not covers of songs that have already been covered to death.
      • Like Like x 5
    13. Thewlis
      The Dylan-0ne is really well-chosen, suits him like a glove.

      A bullet from the back of a bush
      Took Medgar Evers' blood
      A finger fired the trigger to his name
      A handle hid out in the dark
      A hand set the spark
      Two eyes took the aim
      Behind a man's brain
      But he can't be blamed
      He's only a pawn in their game
      A South politician preaches to the poor white man
      "You got more than the blacks, don't complain
      You're better than them, you been born with white skin, " they explain
      And the Negro's name
      Is used, it is plain
      For the politician's gain
      As he rises to fame
      And the poor white remains
      On the caboose of the train
      But it ain't him to blame
      He's only a pawn in their game
      The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid
      And the marshals and cops get the same
      But the poor white man's used in the hands of them all like a tool
      He's taught in his school
      From the start by the rule
      That the laws are with him
      To protect his white skin
      To keep up his hate
      So he never thinks straight
      'Bout the shape that he's in
      But it ain't him to blame
      He's only a pawn in their game
      From the poverty shacks, he looks from the cracks to the tracks
      And the hoofbeats pound in his brain
      And he's taught how to walk in a pack
      Shoot in the back
      With his fist in a clinch
      To hang and to lynch
      To hide 'neath the hood
      To kill with no pain
      Like a dog on a chain
      He ain't got no name
      But it ain't him to blame
      He's only a pawn in their game
      Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught
      They lowered him down as a king
      But when the shadowy sun sets on the one
      That fired the gun
      He'll see by his grave
      On the stone that remains
      Carved next to his name
      His epitaph plain
      Only a pawn in their game
      • Like Like x 3
    14. Life_Is_A_Pigsty
      This is great to see, I figured there would be a Joni Mitchell track and I'm happy with the choice. It's intriguing he has covered a Dylan track also, that's Bowie, Lou Reed and now Dylan all covered, I'm happy with that.
      • Like Like x 2
    15. TJ Burns
      TJ Burns
      I suppose it may have been too obvious but I was really hoping for a Dolls or Bowie or Ramones cover.
      • Like Like x 1
    16. Anonymous
      Are you saying you think morrissey wants out of his contract with bmg. That’s the only reason I can think of for making a covers album for a contractual fulfillment. If he was being forced to put out an album to end a contract I can’t imagine that he wouldn’t put out original material. Why is it so hard to believe that he just wanted to make this and did
    17. ACTON
      Or something by T-rex. Ride A White Swan or Children Of The Revolution or Cosmic Dancer (a more faithful version than the live cover from the early 90's).
    18. Anonymous
      Interesting things to note.

      Chrissie Hynde has BMG connections and so does L P :astonished:

      Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
    19. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      I'm surprised, I'm actually intrigued about listen to bout half of em :thumb:
      • Like Like x 1
    20. Anonymous
      We’re you under the impression that hank Williams Elvis Johnny thunders and the ramones were all vegan
      • Funny Funny x 2

Share This Page