Morrissey Central "OPEN LETTER TO JOHNNY MARR." (January 25, 2022)

This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?

Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music?

If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?

The fact is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my thoughts, my feelings. Yet you talk as if you were my personal psychiatrist with consistent and uninterrupted access to my instincts. We haven’t known each other for 35 years - which is many lifetimes ago. When we met you and I were not successful. We both helped each other become whatever it is we are today. Can you not just leave it at that? Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything … from the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami to the dribble on your grandma’s chin ?

You found me inspirational enough to make music with me for 6 years. If I was, as you claim, such an eyesore monster, where exactly did this leave you? Kidnapped? Mute? Chained? Abducted by cross-eyed extraterrestrials? It was YOU who played guitar on ‘Golden Lights’ - not me.

Yes, we all know that the British press will print anything you say about me as long as it’s cruel and savage. But you’ve done all that. Move on. It’s as if you can’t uncross your own legs without mentioning me. Our period together was many lifetimes ago, and a lot of blood has streamed under the bridge since then. There comes a time when you must take responsibility for your own actions and your own career, with which I wish you good health to enjoy. Just stop using my name as click-bait. I have not ever attacked your solo work or your solo life, and I have openly applauded your genius during the days of ‘Louder than bombs’ and ‘Strangeways, here we come’, yet you have positioned yourself ever-ready as rent-a-quote whenever the press require an ugly slant on something I half-said during the last glacial period as the Colorado River began to carve out the Grand Canyon. Please stop. It is 2022, not 1982.

Morrissey. January 2022.

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Hey don’t get me wrong. I love Street’s drum loop of Joyce on TQIsDead.

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Looks really cool, they didn't normally do much multi-tracking outside of the guitars, it's more of a separate tom-tom loop with effects phasing in and out. Great work by Mike Joyce and Stephen Street.
 

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Looks really cool, they didn't normally do much multi-tracking outside of the guitars, it's more of a separate tom-tom loop with effects phasing in and out. Great work by Mike Joyce and Stephen Street.


It's a fun homage - and I didn't realize the tom phasing was punched in and out. I believe the drummer is Jessica Burdeaux. She has an IG page where she drums to other songs and shares some original music - quite talented.
 

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Talking about Johnny, I watched Paul Heaton in the Great Songwriters series on Sky Arts last night. I know there's an episode with Johnny, but when I looked at the schedules, it's not there. So maybe it's the last in the series, or they're holding back, for some reason.
 
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Talking about Johnny, I watched Paul Heaton in the Great Songwriters series on Sky Arts last night. I know there's an episode with Johnny, but when I looked at the schedules, it's not there. So maybe it's the last in the series, or they're holding back, for some reason.

I've read that Johnny's Great Songwriters episode will be on Feb. 25 - the same day as his record release. How's that for having a high-powered label behind you?
 
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That open letter sounded the big guy trying to bully the little guy. I think the new Marr album brought that on. In fact it only makes sense in that context. Marr's mention of fake news being so 2021 was very clever.

His new album is really that good!!!
 

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That open letter sounded the big guy trying to bully the little guy.

‘Mess with the bull, get the horns’ as Jesse did eloquently put it. Well, these are all opinions, anyway.

But what we do know is, Johnny did prove he was the little guy with that little tweet of his. You got that part right.


His new album is really that good!!!

I’ll be the sole judge of that !

Anyway, thought it wasn’t being released until the 25?
 

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‘Mess with the bull, get the horns’ as Jesse did eloquently put it. Well, these are all opinions, anyway.

But what we do know is, Johnny did prove he was the little guy with that little tweet of his. You got that part right.




I’ll be the sole judge of that !

Anyway, thought it wasn’t being released until the 25?

 

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I don’t understand your reply in relation to my post.

Are you saying the record been released before the 25th? The anon supposedly heard it.

It was in response to your comment - I’ll be the sole judge of that ! about wether the album will be any good.

You will be the sole judge for your own opinion, others such as Mojo magazine will also have an opinion
 
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I don’t understand your reply in relation to my post.

Are you saying the record been released before the 25th? The anon supposedly heard it.
Half of the songs have already been released on 2 EPs. They have already been no 1 on vinyl record charts and gotten extensive radio play.
 

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