Morrissey 1999 appearance featured in Coachella documentary

Clips of Morrrissey at the first Coachella festival in 1999 are featured in the recently released documentary "Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert" on YouTube, starting at 19:50:

 
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Lujissey

Guest
How strange and boring the place will be for the time in which we are all living??
And not a single news from Morrissey solawhere will this man be ??????
Mo? MO?????????????
 
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Anohni

Guest
gone are the times when he will be invited to play a festival in Europe again

maybe a 80s nostalgia festival in US and thats it
 

Ugly Devil

Well-Known Member
I think I speak for the majority when I wish, with polite sincerity, that you would go away. Of all the regular posters on here you are by far and away the most tedious, the least funny and the most relentlessly irritating. Please, please, please stop.
I can't stress enough how accurate this is.
 

Ben Budd

Well-Known Member
Wow - I know it was only his thrid gig with the band, but even from this short clip you can hear that Spike's drums are all over the place, speeding up and slowing down a crazy amount during the same song. He doesn't seem to be able to stick to any kind of consistent beat at all.

Here is the full song, previously released several years back:

haha, you're not wrong. This is f***ing dreadful.
 
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LittleBastard

Guest
I was able to be backstage after this show and got to speak with Alain for a bit, where he asked me to pass along to this site (the post is lost in the archives from one of the many site re-builds) his apologies for the Vegas cancellation. He also believed that they "sounded like shit" that night, to which I disagreed. I have friends closely connected to the organizers of Coachella who has reported on the different attempts (and amounts offered) to get the Smiths to reunite there over the years.
 

MrShoes

Make mine Mogatu!
Subscriber
We flew to Vegas for the show that would have been about a week before Coachella. We found out it was cancelled with everyone else, at the House of Blues. Then we had to stress about whether or not to drive to Coachella. Worked out.

I was at the Vegas show in line with everyone else when we learned about the cancellation. Of course one feels for anyone with an injury, but boy was I upset.

It was due to all this trouble, effort, and expense for Vegas that I did not go onward to Coachella. That place is always hot so already a negatron for me.
 
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LittleBastard

Guest
I was at the Vegas show in line with everyone else when we learned about the cancellation. Of course one feels for anyone with an injury, but boy was I upset.

It was due to all this trouble, effort, and expense for Vegas that I did not go onward to Coachella. That place is always hot so already a negatron for me.
My wife and I were in line there as well when it was announced, which was a disappointment for sure. On the upside, as we left the hotel lobby we bumped into my wife's favorite racer, Jimmy Vassar (former CART/IndyCar champion), who was waiting to meet Juan Pablo Montoya (his new, rookie teammate that would go on to win the championship that year) to take Juan out on his first visit to Vegas. We later ran into them both on the strip.
 

alainsane

Charter Member (since 1998)
I was in line for that show too! There's some picture of a bunch of us sitting on the steps outside the casino entrance I need to find again.

Anywaaaaay. I love the Coachella footage here, but the commentary bookending it wasn't relevant to Morrissey's performance, and that's a pity. :(
I was at the Vegas show in line with everyone else when we learned about the cancellation. Of course one feels for anyone with an injury, but boy was I upset.

It was due to all this trouble, effort, and expense for Vegas that I did not go onward to Coachella. That place is always hot so already a negatron for me.
 

MrShoes

Make mine Mogatu!
Subscriber
Anyone remember the number of police that showed up in force before they made the announcement to cancel the show? I guess they anticipated a riot or something.
 
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