Moz/The Smiths sites in Bristol/Bath?

joe frady

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Random Utterly Pointless Question Of The Day ~

Was "Your Arsenal " recorded {in hole or in part} at The Wool Hall? Just been listening to the Arsenal bits of "Autobiography" again and M. talks of he and Mick Ronson's blissful drives to Bath, rough sessions at The Wool Hall with 'Nelson' {Spencer}, Etc...

Was it one of M.'s occasional memory slippages or a true fact? Seems a pretty big detail to get wrong, but í just assumed it had been a Hook End job.

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Random Utterly Pointless Question Of The Day ~

Was "Your Arsenal " recorded {in hole or in part} at The Wool Hall? Just been listening to the Arsenal bits of "Autobiography" again and M. talks of he and Mick Ronson's blissful drives to Bath, rough sessions at The Wool Hall with 'Nelson' {Spencer}, Etc...

Was it one of M.'s occasional memory slippages or a true fact? Seems a pretty big detail to get wrong, but í just assumed it had been a Hook End job.

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We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful and National Front Disco were recorded in Utopia Studios in Primrose Hill and the rest was indeed recorded at The Wool Hall (just like Strangeways and Viva Hate, so all of my favourites basically) in March 1992.
So it was that studio's kitchen that witnessed the infamous egg fight between Spencer, Gary and Alain. One of a number of similar incidents that allegedly led to Spence and Gaz being expelled from The Gang.

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Second picture of Morrissey listening to the playback of Your Arsenal taken by Alain Whyte, not sure who took the first one with Mick Ronson.
 

joe frady

Vile Refusenik
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful and National Front Disco were recorded in Utopia Studios in Primrose Hill and the rest was indeed recorded at The Wool Hall (just like Strangeways and Viva Hate, so all of my favourites basically) in March 1992.
So it was that studio's kitchen that witnessed the infamous egg fight between Spencer, Gary and Alain. One of a number of similar incidents that allegedly led to Spence and Gaz being expelled from The Gang.

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Second picture of Morrissey listening to the playback of Your Arsenal taken by Alain Whyte, not sure who took the first one with Mick Ronson.

Thank You. Pretty sure the the Moz, Mick & Half-Nelson snap was Linder's. Appeared in "Select" magazine that summer in the feature article for the LP; not directly credited but all the other M. pics in the piece are hers. Features the great and gormless on YA ~

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Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Thank You. Pretty sure the the Moz, Mick & Half-Nelson snap was Linder's. Appeared in "Select" magazine that summer in the feature article for the LP; not directly credited but all the other M. pics in the piece are hers. Features the great and gormless on YA ~

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I see Billy Bragg was throwing shade & used the word fatwa, which would be on the Moz word crime sheet - which Brett was already listing!!
 
It looks like the snooker table was auctioned off a couple of years ago ( https://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/former-tears-fears-studio-near-1261725 ) - I wonder how much they got for it?

I've had Bath on my mind recently...

...and have been wondering if this might be the same snooker table?

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Look at that complexion. He's either wearing highlighter or it's the Bath glow.
Enviable.

Some bonus KC pictures just because.
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And a crappy picture of my almost shrink-wrapped copy.

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Rwff

New Member
Wondering if anyone knows if there are any sites to see regarding Morrissey or The Smiths in Bristol/Bath ?

People often mistake The Wool Hall for being part of Bath. It isn't. It's in Beckington, a small village outside of Frome. The town where I live. After discovering these shots recently I was absolutely stunned to find that they were taken a few streets away from my place.
 

Rwff

New Member
I'm guessing those exterior street shots were from Beckington, near the studio? Also, just to be pedantic (or for anyone planning a sight seeing trip and thinking its in walking distance), it's not actually in Bath, but near Bath - about 10 miles south.

On the outskirts of my beautiful hometown of Frome.
 

gordyboy9

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