Elvis Costello slates Morrissey in Queens

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 25, 2019.

By Anonymous on Jul 25, 2019 at 5:19 AM
  1. Anonymous

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    Elvis Costello slated Morrissey tonight. He was saying something about how he wished the main, primary Elvis hadn't died because he would have made a killing covering 80s songs. But, he said, he couldn't imagine him covering Morrissey songs; he'd do better with Duran Duran, and he sang a bit of an impression of Presley singing a bit of "Rio." Such scorn.

    Morrissey plays the same venue (well, maybe) 7 September. It'll be okay, you really can't smell the hotdog stand from the front rows.


    UPDATE July 25:

    Posted by docinwestchester:

    I was there. Fun night:

     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 25, 2019.

    1. The Truth
      The Truth
      It's pretty easy to imagine Elvis singing Morrissey songs. He's right, Elvis would have probably had the biggest comeback in history.
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    2. wastelandofyourhead
      wastelandofyourhead
      “What's so funny about peace love and understanding?”

      ...

      “Morrissey!”

      -Elvis Costello
    3. Eldritch
      Eldritch
      Umm... If that's all he said, I can't interpret that necessarily as a dig towards Moz. He might be just saying that Morrissey's songs can't be covered, because he sings them in such an original and inimitable manner.
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    4. mcrickson
      mcrickson
      I can't really imagine Elvis covering Smiths songs, for the most part. There are a few Morrissey solo songs I could see.
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    5. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Hardly a damning indictment of Morrissey! Hardly says anything about Morrissey but indicates Costello hasn't the vocal range to cover Morrissey's songs, finding Duran Duran easier.
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    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Speaking as a someone who will never see Morrissey again because of his stupid mouth of late, I have the following message to Elvis Costello (real name Declan McManus):-

      You are a fraud. You accepted an honour from the Queen in the name of the British Empire. As a son of Ireland that is inexcusable. You think it an honour to be accepted for praise in the name of our old colonial masters, who starved our ancestors to death? And don’t hide behind your aged Mother. You have a brain in your head and have expressed views in the past that go entirely against what you’ve gone and done. Shame on you.
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    7. Carlisle baz
      Carlisle baz
      Elvis could cover hamburgers are murder
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    8. Carlisle baz
      Carlisle baz
      Elvis Presley I mean ... and not that other Beady eyed little shithouse
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    9. GodEmperorMorrissey
      GodEmperorMorrissey
      I don't take that as a dig at Morrissey but Costello is a short man so you never know
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    10. Carlisle baz
      Carlisle baz
      Me neither, just fancied slagging Costello off really... he hasn’t really been controversial since Oliver’s army , about 79 me thinks, when he used a certain word that” ahem” should never rear its face again in polite society.
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    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Well done Elvis. Elvis C is a proper songwriter and not a winey old Git like Morrisey who only wrote a couple of reasonable tunes. Meat is Murder - so is listening to Morrisey
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    12. GodEmperorMorrissey
      GodEmperorMorrissey
      Morrissey just needs to do an album with The Roots and all will be forgiving
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    13. The Truth
      The Truth
      If Elvis can sing schmaltz like "In The Ghetto" he can sing "I Know It's Over." And if you can't hear him singing things like "Sheila, Take A Bow" in a rockabilly way, then you lack imagination.
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    14. mcrickson
      mcrickson
      I'll rephrase: I can feasibly imagine Elvis singing most songs. The thought of him singing most Smiths songs just seems weird to me. I guess because we never got to experience Elvis performing in the post-punk/new wave era.
    15. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      hes had digs on and off for years.wank.
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    16. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      the thing about elvis is that he could sing anything,from rock to gospel and soul to classics like my way and bridge over troubled waters being my personal favourites.ps I remember you is also fantastic.
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    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      How about Rusholme Ruffians, complete lift of Marie's the name...?
    18. NealCassidy
      NealCassidy
      Hound dog cryin all the time
    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Elvis singing trouble loves me would be pretty sweet and easy to imagine. This also isn’t really getting slated is it
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