Morrissey interview in Billboard - new album, police brutality, why music Is 'like a dating service'

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By ExtraordinaryOrdinariness on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:25 PM
  1. ExtraordinaryOrdinariness

    ExtraordinaryOrdinariness New Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    Morrissey Talks New Album 'Low In High School,' Police Brutality & Why Music Is 'Like a Dating Service' - Billboard
    11/14/2017 by Joe Lynch

    On Nov. 17, Morrissey returns with Low In High School. As the cover artwork – which shows a young boy standing in front of Buckingham Palace toting an "axe the monarchy" sign as well as an axe – indicates, the former Smiths frontman hasn't mellowed with age. In fact, Low In High School is one of his most political musical statements in an already outspoken career, tackling everything from blood-for-oil wars to resistance to corporate media over the course of 12 tracks.

    Ahead of the release of his 11th studio album (and first since 2013's World Peace Is None of Your Business), Morrissey answered a few questions from Billboard via email about his new record label Etienne, the kid on the cover of his LP and why police brutality is "the worst form of street crime."

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    1. Kennethwilliamsunderstudy
      Usual stuff ... nice mention of walk away renee by the four tops ..great song ( almost as good as billy braggs version )
    2. Anonymous
      If you drive in the wrong direction (possibly at speed) on a one way road, especially in a city in the present climate you're gonna draw the attention of the police. Stupid clown :rofl:

      Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:
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    3. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      J Marr played on the Bragg version, of course.
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    4. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      That old racist bigot strikes again. :)
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    5. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      When you read an interview like this it only throws into sharp relief how warm and empathic Morrissey is and how, as evinced by this website, thoroughly unpleasant his detractors can be.
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    6. Eldritch
      It's also nice how he comes clean about Jacky being his grand Brexit statement.
    7. Uncleskinny
      Well that's right. All the other reviewers' view are a load of bollocks, aren't they?

      Dimwits. Everywhere.
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    8. countthree
      What's the wailing sound that opens the album on "My Love I'd Do Anything for You"? Do you still turn to the BBC sound effects albums for audio samples?

      The wailing is Jesse Tobias (guitarist). The studio in Rome had very deep cellars, one of which was a tight, airless, circular, windowless room. We put Jesse in the room and recorded his screams. We let him out eventually, of course ... a week or so later.

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    9. ninetimesfined
      Of all the questions the interviewer could have asked in the world this is the most wasted of opportunities.
    10. countthree
      Maybe, but the answer is good. By the way, where is the "dating service" part (apart from the title, of course)?
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    11. countthree
      Are you saying the reviewers know more about the song than Morrissey?
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    12. Tbevie
      Come on, you know as well as I do that those wailing sounds would have been the hot topic of conversation on here for the next couple of months. Now we know. ;)
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    13. Imbrie
      Oh look, here's one now.
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    14. Kennethwilliamsunderstudy
      Indeed he did ... as dwayne tremelo i recall from my levi stubbs tears 7"
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    15. Anonymous
      Italy still lost and did not qualify for the World Cup in Russia. No amount of fake italian ice cream can make you overcome that pal.
    16. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      Yes, great track and great lyrics from Billy.
    17. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      That's what he actually thinks.
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    18. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      It's quite quaint the faith some people still put in "reviewers". How naïve.

      There are indeed. Many of them have even reached the lofty heights of "moderator".
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    19. SuedeMoz
      On the subject of police brutality and overreach, I'm surprised he's not taking every opportunity to mention what happened to him in Italy earlier this year. You know, being held at gunpoint...
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