New Morrissey interview mentions Bowie, start of new album entirely of covers (12 songs) - Infobae

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    Morrissey, entrevistado por Infobae: “David Bowie abandonó el talento y la vocación en 1980” - Infobae (Argentina)

    Morrissey, interviewed by Infobae: "David Bowie abandoned talent and vocation in 1980"
    Before the start of his tour of the region, the charismatic and talented English musician spoke with Infobae Cultura about his way of composing, his upcoming tour, his rejection of the post-80 Bowie and announced that he will release a new album composed entirely of covers

    By Nicolás Pichersky
    August 4, 2018
    Infobae Cultura interviewed this great artist via email. A Morrissey, as always, to dry. Morrissey, like Wilde, Sinatra, Brando: one of the most evocative pop artists of the last four decades.

    - You usually write along with other musicians (as in The Smiths did with Johnny Marr) Could you tell us about your creative process?
    - There is no such thing as a process in itself. The songs are based on my experience and in general conform to some musical structure. I have a strong sense of melody and usually this is the root and center of each of my songs.

    - In the maturity and peak of his career, unlike other artists (like Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney), you have never used the classic songbooks for your records.
    - Well, just yesterday I started recording what will be my new album: it will be entirely covers and with 12 songs. So you see: I'm already doing what many say I would never do!

    - In his autobiography he tells how David Bowie insistently looked for him for a joint project. Now that Bowie is gone: what is the strangest thing about him?
    - I will never forget the respect I had for him when I was very, very young because England was still going through a violent and skinhead era and he emerged with his great melodies and a confrontational image together with a feminine appearance. And with all that he had to fight against those who criticized him: and it was a miracle because he triumphed. The press in general called it "a national disgrace." Now they love him, of course ... But his talent and vocation left him in 1980: his music became a professional career and, since that time, singing or composing did not bring him new challenges and pleasures. And in this sense, the effort he had to make with thereafter is obvious.

    The tug-of-war that Moz maintains with the press (not of his country, but of the whole world) is known. And the almost infantile hatred of Morrissey towards the media is transparent, something that he initiates in his autobiography, dedicating to him the subject numerous pages and placing himself in a place of victim and of J'accuse ...! of pop music. Of course, your opinions do not help much.

    Morrissey seems to be a contradictory man: the newspapers have accused him of xenophobic or intolerant attitudes (with certain objectivity: just read his statements) or close to the extreme right. But at the same time, he maintains a critical attitude toward the English empire or the era of Margaret Thatcher. Just read the Jacobin subtitle of his latest album: on the cover, a boy holds a banner that says, without subtleties, "Guillotine to the monarchy."

    - Does Morrissey feel comfortable with some traditional political stance?

    - In the United Kingdom a couple of "hate" diaries have led a disparaging campaign against me: everything I say or think is constructed and treated as "diabolical". This is because they are extreme left, which is why my criticisms of the ritual slaughter of animals, clitoris ablation or immigration without control, do not fit in with their philosophy. And unfortunately the left extremists control the most important media in England, so there is no possible multicultural debate: if you mess with those issues, your opinions are repressed by this fragile left that does not even submit them to consideration. My band, which has been with me for years, is multi-ethnic, my most recent album has a dedication to Dick Gregory, one of the most important American civil rights activists there was. And my lyrics try to observe the diversity of what happens in Turkey, Israel, Ukraine, Egypt, France, Italy, Spain or Barein. And, all in all, these two "hate" newspapers label me as racist. I never met any racist person and I think the idea of xenophobia is absurd. But the English media are in the "Age of idiocy" and accuse anyone who asks for an open discussion as a racist.Help!

    Morrissey, 'the big mouth' as he has so often sung, 'attacks back'. He seems to see red flags as if he were in the middle of the Cold War (and as if he had been born in Kansas, more than in Manchester). Will he believe in his perception of the ideological shift to the left of the media that a reactionary and popular tabloid like The Sun is now progressive?

    On the end, and despite discarding the post-80 Bowie (love, modern and danceable: from Modern love to New killer star ), a joke or an ironic praise is left to him in his last response.

    - Could you tell us something about your show in Buenos Aires?
    - Yes: I will be on stage with a giant glass chandelier. That would be a good idea, right? ( N of R: The Glass Spider Tour was a famous world tour of David Bowie during the 80s ).

    * Morrissey will visit this part of the world from November 22nd and 23rd, in Mexico; Peru (27/11); Brazil (30/11 and 2/12), Argentina (7/12) and will close in Chile (14 and 15/12)
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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2018 (read-only)' started by Anonymous, Aug 4, 2018.

    1. Surface
      I have noticed that as well. I took my youngest to Affleks in Manchester yesterday to buy a couple of posters for her bedroom. There is absolutely nothing in the whole building relating to Morrissey but loads of Smiths stuff.
    2. vegan.cro spirit# 765
      vegan.cro spirit# 765
      WTf no DIDNT you were here stalking me LOL:crazy:
    3. NealCassidy
      Emmenez moi please
    4. g23
      I dunno, I find Kiss Me a Lot, Bullfighter, Spent the Day in Bed, etc just as awful as some of Bowie's mid-80s clunkers.
    5. Anonymous
      He's on the mural outside Affleck s and I have seen the Moz Superman poster in Altrincham market and Morrissey posters and greeting cards in Chorlton and in The Lowry. .
      You'd never be stuck.
      Sheeple are fickle though. They're afraid to appear un-pc so jump on the drama bandwagon.
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    6. Life_Is_A_Pigsty
      Hmmm, could it be that you are simply more of a Bowie fan than a Morrissey fan perchance?
    7. g23
      Of course there's that, but still, I wouldn't count any of the songs I used as an example among even his top 50 songs.
    8. Anonymous
      And thankfully morrissey never did a cringe worthy ass shaking duet with mick jagger like Dancing in the Street. Ugh.
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    9. Amy
      Ah. I would actually say that Quarry was stronger than Vauxhall. I'm not keen on "America is not the World" or "All the Lazy Dykes" but I love the rest. Most of the B-sides were wonderful too.
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    11. Anonymous
      Be even more action round these parts when he’s posthumous. Be nothing for these slags to do besides wilt on his grave, weeping for that elusive cover of Leonard Cohen.

      Fucking rubes. The lot of ya.
    12. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      Further to my previous comment, Boz is about to leave for LA, so the stars may be aligning.
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    13. Johnnie Ray
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      Oh, man he was right there on the cusp. From 1984 to 1994, Morrissey could do no wrong. Kill Uncle was a little weak but the Kill Uncle Tour was legendary! Then to follow up the momentum of the tour with Your Arsenal and Vauxhall and I, he was big. He had the look, he had the charisma, he had the songs, and his image was still unsullied. He was a great big beautiful star.
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    14. Anonymous
      Oh, Charlie, you of all people should know the answer to that one: Morrissey - Morrissey is why The Smiths weren't massive. He polarised opinion then - and he polarises opinion now. He's Marmite.
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    15. evennow
      Yes to this. I will always remember seeing him on SNL and thinking this it it! He will become quite the star never thinking it would be of the shooting variety.

    16. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
      Never said all to be fair. Just when it comes to big band a lot site them as an influence. The Pixies just as much.

      I think influence and people just copying but not really getting the originally artistry are two different things. Like The Smiths' influences were so widespread that you'd never get their influences by listening to them. With good bands their influences shouldn't be obvious even if they cite them. Like I always thought with Nirvana it was too obvious but with Radiohead you'd have to listen hard to get them.
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    17. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
      Yeah a bit of that, maybe Morrissey's voice, maybe the music just wasn't basic enough for mass consumption.
    18. King Leer
      King Leer
      There was that section in Autobiography where he talks about meeting one of the biggest music execs in the US right at the time of Moz Angeles mania, but that they decided to push Alanis Morrisette instead.

    19. Winter Trees
      Winter Trees
      I like the fact that he polarizes opinion and I like the fact he is a natural non-conformist.
      These traits are precisely why his music and lyrics have been so interesting to so many who kind of understood his perpetual outsider stance.
      He was never going to truly give himself up to the prevailing zeitgeist of any era, past or present because that's NOT who he is.

      I'm amazed why any of you are still baffled by this! He might of wanted to make it big time, but at what cost?
      He was never going to let go of creative control of how he wanted to do things OR butter-up the 'right people' along the way.
      He's never been any sort of right-on spokesperson either. People just projected that onto him.

      He's capricious. He's a poet. He's not Florence Nightingale to any of the World's deep seated problems.
      And he'll always rub a lot of people up the wrong way. And for me, that's good.
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    20. Winter Trees
      Winter Trees
      Yes his music is way too intellectual and satirical for mass consumption.

      Comedy wise it would be the difference between being able to enjoy and appreciate Brass Eye, or laughing along inanely to an episode of, Mrs. Brown's Boys.

      Or actually preferring some shit band like Coldplay over Radiohead.
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