This is something I've never heard before. The story is told on Twitter by Dennis Herring, who produced Modest Mouse.
It seems I'm part of an exceedingly rare group of fans, but for me, the glory of the Smiths is the "lyric n melody".
Someone tell Dennis, dark and titfer doth not make him cool or talented. As for Tom, I’ll holdDennis and Tom sound like a pair of pontificating prats. Without mentioning the M word they would remain that, lol. Give it 2 years and Marr will take a gig on Men’s L’Oreal adverts. It’s sad to see such bitterness. JM, show some gratitude
More of a faff, but not that hard. Joe Meek was making hit records out of multiple takes of one song in the 50s, so totally possibleWouldn’t this have been close to impossible in the old analog tape days? I can see how you might do this with today’s technology but I just can’t see this happening in the 80’s.
I find this story hard to believe, to be honest. Never in decades has anything like this been mentioned by anyone.
why didnt the annoying little twat
save all this 'groovy'
for his suco solo albums. lets
plug the twit and find the truth
"All the glory of the Smiths except lyric n melody".
I have made the point many times on this site, and will continue to do so, that Morrissey created the songs of The Smiths, whilst Marr, Rourke and sometimes Porter or Street created the backing music and should have been credited as such - 'Songs by Morrissey, music by Marr/Rourke(/Porter)'.
'Panic', for example, wasn't 'Panic' until Morrissey put down his vocal.
This chum of Marr's, despite his efforts to run down Morrissey, confirms in detail how that process worked.
I'm not sure Marr will really be thanking him for that.
I think he's referring to him as a prima donna due to the fact that the guy is saying that Morrissey was trying to control every aspect of the recording process, not just writing lyrics over music. Reading between the lines, he's saying Morrissey is a complete control freak, which wouldn't be a shocking notion really.Seems a little odd to call him a prima donna simply because he liked to write lyrics over all of the music.
Anyway that is quite hilarious, and a really great insight.
I think that would be entirely incorrect considering a "song" isn't generally viewed as such without music.