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. Peppermint
      Why must he be Wide to Receive a fist? Is a penis not good enough? I like a Morrissey sexual innuendo more than most, but there's absolutely nothing in those lyrics to suggest fisting, specifically.
      I Can Have Both is about the torment/confusion of 'choosing' (most obviously, men or women, or both - although I've often found this scenario slightly implausible where Morrissey is concerned). I can't claim personal experience, but I cannot imagine people beating themselves up in the same way over the choice of 'Penis or fist? Penis or Fist? Oh wait - I can have both!'
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    2. Derek17
      Both, as in both fists!
    3. Anonymous
      Now, I'm not saying that finding out that every other Smiths songs is about fisting and that :guardsman: is a super gay man (unbeknownst to himself?) is destroying the band's legacy and ruining my love for them, but maybe we should let Morrissey do that himself? I don't think he needs any extra help there!
      PS :I still have no idea what most Smiths songs are about. I briefly wondered if a fountain was a penis but I got bored trying to figure out what it had to do with Scottish dancing. My faves are the gay instrumentals anyway.
      I will always love ya, Draize :guitar: Train, even if it turns out you like that sort of tunnels.:drama:
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      Nobody, not super gay:handpointright::guardsman::handpointleft: not the Lawnmowers noticed there were gay dudes on the covers of the records. They never read their own lyrics and listened to their own music:hearnoevil::speaknoevil::seenoevil:. Maybe they thought those were baby helicopters on the covers.:rofl:
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    5. Eldritch
      What a vile twunt you are.
    6. Derek17
      It's a joke, retard. I'm making fun of the fisting interpretation that others have brought up. It's absurd. But that went straight over your head.
    7. Amy
      Thank you! Knew it was somewhere. I remember seeing a video clip where he talked about it.
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    8. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Rough Trade records released the Smiths right?
      So yeah, pretty sure that’s gotta particular connotation anyhoo :lbf:
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    9. marred
      All of Morrissey's songs are about fisting. I find it much easier that way. Not that there's anything easy about fisting.
    10. Derek17
      "Everyday Is Like Sunday" is about facials though: "on your face" repeated... Yeah, definitely!
    11. marred
      Yeah that one is post fisting.
    12. Derek17
      Actually, on second thought, "share some grease tea with me" is definitely about fisting.
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    13. marred
      Okay I can't beat that!
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