They can get f***ed, at least do some research for your cruddy article. He re-enacted the Swindon incident, did he? He's been doing it for years.
I dont like the changing of words I must say.
The setlists have been poor for the last 5 years and continue to be so both in terms of tracks selected and length of set. 19 songs and one hour 15 minutues for the best part of 40 quid is taking the piss in my opinion.
The casual fan must be wondering what the songs are at times.
As someone who has been to 12 gigs since 1997, I am not particularly happy to hear obscure b sides which frankly most of them were not good enough to get on albums.
Morrissey's best years were 1987-1995 yet he almost totally ignores this. Not playing Speedway since 2002 is criminal in my opinion.
The Loop, WDYFOFY, Crashing Bores, IBEH, FOTGTD and HSIN have been played at most gigs since Roundhouse 2008 with the latter 4 played on every tour since 2004. Fair enough if we get a 22/23 song set but when it is 19 it is too repetitive.
I have no problems with the mixing of the Smiths tracks and this tours choices are the only thing I am looking forward to.
For the most part I’m on the same page.No doubt many of you will disagree....
I like when he changes words spontaneously, or makes it appear spontaneous, but when he changes lines in three or four songs, and the jokes aren't that funny he should only do it on occasion. Changing a lyric to something less than the original for a joke, and then continuing to sing it that way, is unfortunate for the song.