Morrissey Central: Blue Rondo A La Turk

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thewlis, Jul 8, 2019.

By Thewlis on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:11 AM
  1. Thewlis

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    BLUE RONDO A LA TURK - Morrissey Central
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    "I liked them because they seemed two jumps ahead of everyone else. The mere sight of them suggested big league, but they didn't quite get that far. They were one of the very few groups that the Smiths supported, but there was a scepticism about them being just 'club models' … who asked and got. This was said also about very early Roxy Music … who appeared to be quite affluent before they'd even had a hit. With Blue Rondo, again, you suspected that they were given all of their fantastic suits for free whilst the rest of us had to dream of being able to buy SOMETHING that didn't look TOO abysmal. The main electric spark was their dancing which was very virile and athletic … and even though they came from the Blitz/Billy's scene they seemed like supermale prizefighters or nightclub heavies … deep-chested vocals, narrow-hipped, and very much a man's, man's, man's, man's world. I don't think a sudden tussle would trouble them in the least. But their songs were not about the curves of seductive women - or even about women … as if women might even lack some essential excitement. It's a safe bet that they couldn't stand the Smiths … me singing about not even a glimmer of adventure sex. But that was 1982 or, for me, 1947. Their companion Robert Elms described me as "Ena Sharples". I was actually flattered because Violet Carson, I thought, was extremely funny. You know how comedians or comic actors think that if they show lots of teeth people will think they're saying something hilarious … when of course they aren't? Well, Violet Carson kept her teeth well hidden. Maybe she had none? How did I get from Blue Rondo a la Turk to Violet Carson?
    Oh. Well, Blue Rondo were a London band … which was obvious to us because they actually had shoes. I don't think their songs were as good as ours, but our shoes weren't as good as theirs, so, there we are.
    They quickly went away and didn't return. I don't know if it's even possible to find their music anymore, but it certainly wouldn't hurt the ear. I think some of Blue Rondo were from the West Indies whereas of course all of the Smiths were born at the Manchester Scabies & Gripe Maternity Hospital."

    Morrissey 7 July 2019, talking to himself (for … what choice?)

    * sorry, I have no idea who took the above photograph.


    Amusing musings from Moz about the first Smiths-support act.


    Note posted by an anonymous person:

    Actually, it was the other way around. The Smiths supported them. It was their first live show ever on 4 October 1982 at the Ritz.
     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Thewlis, Jul 8, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Succinct and accurate.
    2. ForgotHowIGotMyName
      ForgotHowIGotMyName
      What does the fact that he was right and there WAS a Jewish connection say?
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    3. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      It says nothing.
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    4. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      whats this sh*t about?
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    5. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      One again a thread descends into an anti-semitic cesspool led by proud racist entryists.
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    6. drag me down
      drag me down
      What can Morrissey do? If he talks about other things he's accused of changing the subject, if he carries on he's accused of pursuing the same tired narrative.
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    7. drag me down
      drag me down
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      What he can do is retract his support for uber toxic, right-wing For Bigots, retract his idiotic statement about people preferring their own race, and generally stop acting like an ignorant, offensive twat. Enough for now?
    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Morrissey could take part in a proper interview. In this interview he could ....

      retract his support for alt-right individuals/organisations
      express his regret for the statements he has made in regard to race and islam
      provide his support to the Animal Welfare Party
      denounce all of those who attempt to spread racism in his name
      thank his fans for their continued support through what must have been difficult times for them

      It's just a thought.
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    10. Tingle3
      Tingle3
      I probably have far too much time on my hands. Usually the Blue Rondo a la Turk (Band) Wikipedia page gets fewer than fifty hits a day. On 27/5/19 it had 274. What's going on??!!

      Attached Files:

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    11. drag me down
      drag me down
      He has a problem in the fact he's not terribly good in conversation. He makes statements because, by default, he's in that position to do so. It's difficult because he's trying to get things across, which I suspect comes from never being listened to in his formative years, but he doesn't have the necessary tools to expand on what he's said.
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    12. ForgotHowIGotMyName
      ForgotHowIGotMyName
      When has that ever worked? The Left isn't known for accepting apologies.
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    13. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      I wonder if part of the subtext here is to remind people that he is the person who was lead singer of the Smiths. There's a disconnect in many people's mind I think and perhaps he feels that the Smiths and their legacy are being taken away from him a little. I mean, the lyrics and the imagery and indeed the entire meaning of the Smiths came from him. Anyway, an ongoing series of these amusing Smiths-period anecdotes would be a move in the right direction, I think.

      Actually, I don't disagree, but I doubt it would happen. I feel he's out of touch with the world of social media and how it works. Basically if he got a good PR person on board, they would no doubt advise him to do something very similar.
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    14. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Bless you want him to do what Billy wants. Little sheep
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    15. Whizz Kid
      Whizz Kid
      They're not talking about "The Left", they're talking about his fans or former fans.
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    16. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      He's so much more interesting than Billy Bragg. I would love to sit and chat with Morrissey about music.
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    17. Whizz Kid
      Whizz Kid
      This is a very sound, reasonable PR plan - unfortunately, the contrarian that he is, he's probably incapable of following through on it.
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    18. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      Not incapable, but unwilling. Why compromise his art?
      Not sorry for, For the things I've done
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    19. ForgotHowIGotMyName
      ForgotHowIGotMyName
      Why would he do that when his new fans are so much cooler than his old fans?
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    20. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Thank you kindly. You seem so genuine. I like you. Would I have to wear a tie?
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