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THIRTY YEARS AGO - MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY - MORRISSEY CENTRAL - THIRTY YEARS AGO
MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY on MORRISSEY CENTRAL
Was thinking this today.Change the music industry by starting your own label, release Bonfire, rerelease all albums on vinyl, release special live albums, deluxe editions etc. He does not need the music industry, create his own and the fans will keep his music going for the ages. Prove the industry wrong, many bands and artist are doing very well without the majors.
Far Out Magazine? That's a neo-nazi Trojan horse publication is it not, peddling anti-semitic tropes and conspiracy theories?https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/morrisseys-your-arsenal-30-years-on/
"baz boorer" and also no mention of mark nevin. methinks alain's pseudonym is sam kemp.
Old man without deal grumps at modern music
Far Out Magazine? That's a neo-nazi Trojan horse publication is it not, peddling anti-semitic tropes and conspiracy theories?
But seriously...it's not a terrible review. The use of 'snaggle-toothed' does seem rather incongruous though.
Intentional, no doubt. I reckon he used it on purpose to emphasise how the album now belongs to all of us. I know 'your' in English can mean singular or plural but it always sounds like a singular word. It's his way of saying to the fans - this album is yours. It has definitely been a part of my world since 1992. I can't wait for Bonfire to become part of it too. If it ever sees the light of day...Was wondering if ‘Yours…’ is intentional or lack of proof reading. Hard to tell these days.
There are dozens of brilliant emerging songwriters for him to discover, many of whom you could absolutely say "you've really hit on something" ... if ever he deigned to listen to anyone but himself.
Yeah, I don’t really know what Alain means by that line. Hope he didn’t mean it in the way it can come off as petty. Those two Nevin songs are killer. Though I would love to hear what the original demos sounded like to see the evolution of them, what Ronson and the band did with them.
there’s this though …
So acidic but so real!!! I also imagined this man devouring enjoying Your Arsenal on its 30th anniversary! Poor!! it seems to be a stagnant soul !!!!Are you saying that he doesn’t have a point?
His words ring very true to me, especially the line about “nobody but you could have written that song”. That’s probably one of the most common phrases I use when complimenting Morrissey’s songwriting. In an age dominated by singers singing songs written by committees of people who are not them, original & unique songwriters with a distinctive voice are almost extinct, & Morrissey is definitely a rare remnant of a dying breed.
Could you imagine Ed Sheeran writing National Front Disco? Or Billie Eilish penning Seasick, Yet Still Docked? Or any of the bland manufactured pop stars of today being presented with a song as genuinely moving as I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday by a team of cynical, middle-aged men churning out songs about things they imagine teenaged girls might relate to?
The obvious answer is a resounding ‘No!’
And you know it to be true.
In fact, I notice you didn’t criticise Your Arsenal itself. I would bet money that you had a sneaky listen to it today & reminisced about the days before you became the grumpy old man you accuse Morrissey of being; when he was your idol who made every aspect of your life feel that much better.
Yes they are two great songs but imo IKIGHS stands out like a sore thumb on the album.
I'm certainly not suggesting YGNSOYS needs to go. I love it! As far as B sides go I'd say only Jack the Ripper could sub in but the others are not needed.Oh I think they blend well, complimenting and reinforcing the other songs.
You’re Gonna is such a great opener.
Ok let’s take out Nevin’s songs. And just working with the album and b-sides from the singles from that album. Make a ‘better’ ( is it possible?) Your Arsenal album song list in the order that we think would work.
Yes they are two great songs but imo IKIGHS stands out like a sore thumb on the album. To me that kind of torch song doesn't belong on YA.
In the spirit of article, please open with Tomorrow and end with, Know its gonna happen, next opening night!From another thread, but relevant:
Alain & Gary's comments yesterday.
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Auto spell shit probably.I need to know why he called it 'Yours Arsenal". Did he make a typo? Not proofread?
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