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. kleinhond
      Oh dear. The fact that Moz included that very line you quote proves the lyrics can be taken on many levels, including an oblique reference to fisting. One thing the lyricist was not was one-dimensional
    2. Amy
      Except it doesn't prove anything, does it, because it's a well-known British idiom which means to think very highly of someone else, to the point of refusing to believe they have any faults. Just because someone may not be familiar with it, doesn't make it less valid or mean you can just make up any old crap. The only reason to see it in any other way is...well, if you have some weird obsession with fisting. Is "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" about fisting as well?
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    3. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Yeah when my granny spoke of arrogant people thinking the sun shined from out of their behinds, I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean after fisting :squiffy:
      but if the gays say it does?
      Well then, maybe it’s both now :p
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    4. kleinhond
      And the use of the naked man's bum? Was that about the weather perhaps?
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    5. Derek17
      G00d lord. I'm just back from a threesome and even I find that interpretation just a little bit too sexually graphic.
    6. 12" on the slack
      12" on the slack
      No, but Istanbul is, allegedly :lbf:
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    7. Evangelic
      That's why I think the Germaine Greer photo is so great.
    8. Evangelic
      Hmm... D'ya think he should do it with a Sid Vicious-esque renovation of his own or the way it is?
    9. g23
      Using both hands hardly counts as a threesome.
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    10. Amy
      He finds men sexy. So do I. Lots of Smiths lyrics, artwork, etc is homoerotic. It still doesn't mean that "Hand in Glove" is about fisting!
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    11. Derek17
      Describing your typical Friday night, are you g23? In my case, I can assure you that there were six human hands involved.

      How's the blow-up doll been working for you?
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    12. Amy
      Feast on this, my trolling friend - in The Severed Alliance, Rogan says that most of Johnny's friends were gay - Andy Berry et al - which Rogan thinks made him "highly unusual" for a straight guy. :lbf:
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    13. evennow
      I find this the most interesting given the sexual orientation of the rest of the band. Most bands struggle with naming it. I picture something like this:

      I propose we use the name The Smiths. It is understated, an homage to the everyday, common man. All in favor? OK, it's unanimous. that was easy. On to new business, here is the photo I would like to use for our first album cover:


      What do you guys think...

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    14. g23
      I just have a hard time believing that a charming wonder such as yourself could find one person, let alone two, willing to rut with you. Unless you pay. Did you pay? Because I could see you paying for it.
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    15. Amy
      There is a Smiths doc (is it 'Young Guns go for it / Rise and Fall?') where Andy is talking being proud of the first single and wanting to show it to his parents, then being mortified because "It had a bloke's arse on it." It's hilarious. I wish I could remember which doc.
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    16. Derek17
      Haha! Of course not. You seem experienced in such matters, methinks!
    17. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      "I remember showing a copy to my Dad,’ Rourke reminisces, ‘saying “this is my first record”. He was mortified. He said to me “that’s a bloke’s bum” and I said “yeah” but when he asked me why I just didn’t have an answer for him."
      Quoted in the press a few times - notably in Songs That Saved Your Life (p20).
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    18. marred
      Morrissey should do My Way his way.
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    19. vegan cro spirit 88
      vegan cro spirit 88
      Right, LMW Andy didnt know that there was a DramaJ selected photo of a naked dudes bum until his dad took the record HE gave him and told him.:lbf:

      1o years it took the LWMs to figure out how much they were getting paid.:lbf::lbf::rofl:


    20. Derek17
      Hi guys,

      Since we're on the topic, I heard that "Wide To Receive" is also about fisting. From what I understand, it is possible that "I Can Have Both" is as well, but perhaps that's too much of a stretch.


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