Morrissey Central: "New Morrissey Album" - 'I Am Not A Dog On A Chain' (November 28, 2019)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 28, 2019.

By Famous when dead on Nov 28, 2019 at 12:25 AM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.

    Morrissey's new studio album, I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, is scheduled for March 2020 release by BMG. The album was recorded in St-remy, France, with producer Joe Chiccarelli. The eleven tracks are:

    Jim Jim Falls
    Love Is On Its Way Out
    Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?
    I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
    What Kind Of People Live In These Houses?
    Knockabout World
    Darling, I Hug A Pillow
    Once I Saw The River Clean
    The Truth About Ruth
    The Secret Of Music
    My Hurling Days Are Done

    Morrissey has described I Am Not A Dog On A Chain as:

    " … the very best of me … too good to be true … too true to be considered good … ", and concludes Morrissey's contract with BMG Records.

    The first single is "Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?", which features vocals by Thelma Houston. The B-side is "Rainbow Valley", a cover of the UK hit by The Love Affair.

    BMG will re-issue and re-master several Morrissey albums in 2020, with updated artwork and sleeve notes. These albums are: Southpaw Grammar, Maladjusted, You Are The Quarry, Ringleader Of The Tormentors, Years Of Refusal, Live At The Hollwood Bowl.

    Morrissey has so far achieved 24 Top Ten albums in the UK - 14 solo, 10 with The Smiths. His highest U.S. chart position was this year with "California Son" at number 7.

    This information provided by Rod Taylor.

    The Secret Of Music mystery solved.
    Rainbow Valley appears again.
    Reissues could be promising.
    Is that a Loyd Grossman reference in the tracklist!?

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 28, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Recorded away from Britain a place he goes to occasionally to buy upmarket cakes and flowers. Hypocrite.
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    2. Peppermint
      I reckon he's had a massive fallout with BMG - hence the embarrassing title and the end of his contract. It smacks of that habitual whinge of his about being made to perform/conform. I'm betting that title is a personal message for Korda and Co. I am not hopeful about the quality of something being dashed off in a fit of pique to fulfil his contract obligations. We will see.
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    3. Anonymous
      PREDICTION - 'My Hurling Days are Done' will be about a recovering alcoholic who is sick of spending his days on the bathroom floor, cradling his toilet bowl and hurling his guts up. :sick:
    4. Thewlis
      Ridiculous, he's been talking about this album for a year now. It certainly wasn't rushed in any way, but planned as a follow-up to LiHS from the start.
      Moz is obviously very proud of it and couldn't wait for it to be released. BMG obviously didn't want to rush things as it would be commercially unwise to release it in the same year as CS.

      Now the contract is up, but it can always be renewed or otherwise Moz can release future releases elwewhere.
      Just the fact that we get 3 Moz-albums in 3 years shows BMG absolutely have faith in this relationship.
      Certainly the best relationship he's had with a label since the Sanctuary/Attack-days.
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    5. Anonymous
      I’m assuming that releasing the reissues was part of bmgs idea and that it’s been in the works for a while so I don’t morrisseys suddenly deciding anything. If ringleader gets a remaster I will absolutely buy that as it’s super over due. Can’t imagine what updated artwork will be
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    6. Peppermint
      It was supposed to be a 'long term' relationship. If they have so much faith in him, why would they be letting him go? Whether the album was planned in advance is neither here nor there. I'm just saying, that title sounds very much like a jibe at his employers. It's not like he doesn't have form for it.
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    7. NealCassidy
      Do we think the above is the cover?
    8. Anonymous
      When reading the song titles it struck me the 'similarity' in I Am Not A Dog On A Chain and previous title I Am Not A Man. Maybe it's a follow up!
    9. E Scott
      E Scott
      I'm just checking each track name for an anagram of "I hate the Guardian"
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    10. carlislebaz
      Everyone knew that Morrissey had this album recorded and ready for release as he has mentioned this a couple of times. Do what please try to keep up!!
    11. Peppermint
      No, we think it's another abysmal SER Photoshit.
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    12. Thewlis
      I thought it was a two-album-deal to begin with. That contract is up. That's all. No word on a fall-out at this point at all.
      I don't expect the title to be a jibe at BMG. The album was recorded early this year. If anything it is aimed at his detractors. The press and those ex-fans who expected and expect him to act exactly how they would like to see him act.
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    13. Anonymous
      Whereas as I, Thewlis, have no expectations and continue to make bold assumptions based on nada.
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    14. Peppermint
      Well, you may of course be right. That's just my interpretation. The 'dog on a chain' image suggests someone who is tied (eg to a contract), rather than just referencing people who don't like him. To me it has more than a familiar whiff of 'Whinging Revisited.'
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    15. Anonymous
      How is it ridiculous for someone to claim that Morrissey has fallen out with a record company? Has Morrissey never fallen out with a record company before?
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    16. Anonymous
      On this very subject, California Son, you argued exactly the same point back in June 2019...& used exactly the same tired old quote.

      I describe you as dim-witted, tedious & uninteresting.
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    17. Anonymous
      *whingeing - sorry had to be done.
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    18. Nerak
      I caved & mentioned him in a DM to a friend of mine in the music industry. He was was not hopeful - said the music wasn't good enough, M was surrounded by enablers & the brand was toxic. But he said that he'd probably take a chance on M anyway because you never know with him.
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    19. Anonymous
      I see you're still being silly...back in June 2019, you commented on CS chart position, (which you seemed then, & still seem to be, obsessed with), together with the various statements made on 'Central' that time you had the common sense to realise "in fairness" that it was unlikely that Moz himself had made the comment, or written the statement. I'll dig it out for you if you wish?

      If you prefer to believe the #95 position instead of the #7 position, then fine. Go away & smile to yourself smugly & feel that sense of achievement that you are clearly looking for.

      The facts are, however, (& I know you're not keen on facts) that both are documented, so to my mind both are correct, when put into correct context (I know you don't like context either), otherwise someone would be suing someone else for stating a falsehood.

      Can you really see Moz making edits on his website, FFS? I'm sure he has much better things to do with his time as he's a world famous mega mega star, or have you forgotten?
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    20. Anonymous
      Yawn...yes of course you did...oh deluded one.
      Just out of interest though, what did the toilet attendant have to say, actually?

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