Revisiting "Your Arsenal" 27 Years On - New Article on Eject Music by Fiona Dodwell

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 26, 2019.

By Anonymous on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:47 PM
  1. Anonymous

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    New Article about Moz and his career in the early 90s. Nice to read something actually positive.

    Memories of Morrissey: Revisiting 'Your Arsenal' as it Turns 27 - Eject Music
    As Morrissey's album, Your Arsenal, turns 27 this week, Fiona Dodwell takes a look at the album and the 1992 era of the music legend's career.
    by Fiona Dodwell
     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 26, 2019.

    1. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe
      Fiona Dodwell is an awful writer and journalist, having missed out a great deal of info about Your Arsenal. For a start, she got some things wrong about Bowie's reasoning for covering "I Know It's Gonna Happen Some Day". Bowie realised that the song was essentially a rip off of "Rock n Roll Suicide". He ended up covering Morrissey's song as a dig at Morrissey (likely a friendly one). As he said himself “It occurred to me that he was spoofing one of my earlier songs, and I thought, I’m not going to let him get away with that,”, also saying he recorded a "totally camp" version of the song which is "me singing Morrissey singing me".

      Moving on to Certain People I Know, while the song is influenced by Morrissey's and Boz's love of T Rex, it was Mick Ronson who thought of and played the guitar riff which bore a striking resemblance to T Rex's Ride A White Swan.

      But, hey, don't let the facts get in the way of writing a puff piece for Morrissey.
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    2. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      As I've said before, I can't for the life of me think why Ms. Dodwell hasn't landed a job on one of the nationals, with high-quality content and thorough research like this.
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    3. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe
      She'd be perfect for the Sun or Mail, but I'd hardly call that journalism.
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    4. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      The magician who made The Beatles possible? That ‘twat’?
    5. ordinaryboy86
      ordinaryboy86
      Your Arsenal was let down by stupid tracks like, you’re the one for me fatty, we hate it when our friends become successful and certain people I know. Take those three out. Replace with Jack The Ripper & The Loop, and you’d have Morrissey’s best album ever.
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    6. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe
      See, I love Fatty, with its lovely jangly Smithesque guitars and funny lyrics, and Certain People I Know with its clear rockabilly influences. I think that The Loop would have made more sense thematically, considering the overall sound of the album, than say Seasick, Yet Still Docked, which I just think is a pretty boring song.
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    7. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      I agree with everything you've written.
    8. marred
      marred
      What a great article. So refreshing to see an appraisal of Morrissey's career minus the bullshit.
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    9. Eldritch
      Eldritch
      Minus any original insights or anything except bland sycophancy, you mean? It's possible to write a great article praising Your Arsenal. But Ms. Dodwell definitely didn't.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Fatty is a great song. Funny uptempo and a pleasure to sing along to which just makes it even funnier given the lyrics
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    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Seasick is as sharp as needle in your eye, you must be such a fool to pass it by
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    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Whereas all the wankers who keep recycling the same "Moz is a racist" and "Moz Supports For Britain in new interview" journos who write for NME and Daily Mail are obviously all of the highest calibre and deserve lifetime achievement award in quality writing.
    13. vegan cro spirit 555
      vegan cro spirit 555
      very good article.:rock:

      no islamic or comunist nonsense. no news about a twat with a tat on his knee, guardian type tripe.:lbf:
    14. Anonymous
      Anonymous

      You wasn’t there Adam. When you decided to join in, you decided to scowl at everyone and proclaim to be the big superfan.
    15. Morrissey's left nut
      Morrissey's left nut
      Yes indeed. The Beatles. Nice Boy-band, twee silly music. Twats.
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    16. Morrissey's left nut
      Morrissey's left nut
      I bet it smells like old cum-socks and stale corn chips in the room you type from.
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    17. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe

      AD HOM.
    18. Anonymous
      Anonymous

      Least you admit it's just cos you don't like dodwell and nothing to do with what she does or doesn't write but, seriously??? I've been a Moz fan for so many years I can't count, and as a fan lately I get so bloody sick and tired of negative press after negative press and so for me personally? I'm glad when someone can be actually assed to defend Moz. Not like many others queue up to do it nowadays right????

      Fans who hate on Sam, Dodwell and the like, I don't get it. Other than I guess most on this site r haters not fans I suppose.
    19. StalinsPipe
      StalinsPipe
      We don't dislike Fiona and Sam for no reason, but because they ultimately fail very badly at their jobs. Sam is a terrible graphics designer and publicist for Morrissey. Look at some of the work he has output. Remember the horrible record sleeves or bad Photoshops he knocked up or THAT terrible Kiss Me A Lot video? As for Fiona, she is just a mouthpiece for Morrissey, who simply writes puff pieces for Morrissey. Even then, those puff pieces are just horribly written and horribly researched (see my previous comment on well known information she gets wrong about the writing and production of Your Arsenal).

      Ultimately, it's sad that Morrissey is surrounding himself with these yes men/women who make him look even worse than he does himself.
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    20. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Seasick, Yet Still Docked............it's a go-to track for the broken hearted. :guitar:
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