You said - Denise Johnson felt that the unaccompanied melody was musically beautiful and song enough for her to perform it unaccompanied.
What makes you think that?
I wouldn't assume that because I think it's bad. I have no axe to grind with Ms Johnsons as she has barely featured on my musical radar ever, but if I were going to sing a Smiths song a cappella it wouldn't be that one.I mean I think anyone would assume that was true by listening to that video.
I wouldn't assume that because I think it's bad. I have no axe to grind with Ms Johnsons as she has barely featured on my musical radar ever, but if I were going to sing a Smiths song a cappella it wouldn't be that one.
I don't need a lesson in music theory, thanks, I'm pretty well educated on that score. A song still exists without chords or instrumental backing. In its simplest form it is words and melody.
His musical skill is quite underrated. He has an ear for melody that is quite unique - his tunes frequently don't go where you expect them to and some have really odd quirks. When you hear Alain Whyte's Not Bittter But Bored (which became IBEH) it makes you realise how clever he is with melody. Not only are Moz's lyrics better, but the melody is far superior (sorry, Alain).
The mental gymnastics in this thread.. Moz definitely writes his music, again not amazing as he used to be but Moz does give me the impression he knows how to hold a pen..
Still an racist dick tho
Sweetie, would you calmly simmer down..No, he's not! He's a little temperamental & slightly politically confused.
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It's mostly about the vocal skill and vocal traits Morrissey has, not a melody making. In most of the smiths songs melodies are already there in the Johnny's or Andy's lines. Moz definitely added his mood on in but in the sense of melody his vocal line is very monotonous and almost nothing.I am well aware of the procedure he follows. You try it with a piece of instrumental Moz/Smiths music. It's harder than you think. And I guarantee what you come up with will be nothing like what Morrissey wrote.