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. reelfountain
      Yes, it would be a beautiful thing. I don't expect a return to the full magic of the Smiths, but things could be better. The other day I was listening to 'Ordinary Boys' and I couldn't imagine Moz now putting out so accomplished a musical piece. Or 'Bengali in Platforms.' Forget the lyrics, just listen to how lush the music sounds. Or 'Will Never Marry,' or 'He knows...' Stuff like that.

      A lovely clean acousticy sound perhaps similar to what Marr might've had planned.

      It would be great if Moz spread himself about for a while. Worked with different people. Maybe he'd find a good musical partner. For a while he's definitely been taking the path of least resistance with his current band. Sometimes you need to shrug off the comfort blanket and take a risk.
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    2. reelfountain
      Wow. I often convince myself that The Smiths probably split at the right time.

      But when I hear a remark like that...
    3. StalinsPipe
      I think that's why Johnny Marr has been so successful. He's written all sorts of music and played in all sorts of bands since 1987. His recent music is fantastic. The single Hi, Hello sounds just like a Smiths song and is a thing of beauty.
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    4. reelfountain
      Marr currently looks like he's having a lot of fun. But I reckon he'd drop everything to work with Morrissey, or drag The Smiths out for a big worldwide reunion thing. Hope the latter never happens. It would be too vulgar in these non-mysterious times with social media and cameras flashing every second. Best to preserve the magic.
    5. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      I never heard/read that reel. But I did read somewhere with Marr saying that
      after he heard Viva Hate (or maybe it was one of the singles) that that is where he wanted to go with The Smiths
      next record, and then he mentioned Walker I believe he was talking about the grand string arrangements.
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    6. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      Yes, just like There Is A Light.
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    7. reelfountain
      I think he also said that when he first heard 'Last of the Famous...' he was very impressed and slightly jealous - which is a lot for Marr to admit.
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    8. The Truth
      The Truth
      Anyone that writes an article, wears his t-shirt, poses with him in a photo, covers one of his songs, or is a current or ex-band member is HATED here.
    9. Morrissey's left nut
      Morrissey's left nut
      Go to Morrissey's next concert. It permeates the air.
    10. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Richard Hawley........but Richard's doing a better Moz than Moz these days.
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    11. ThePoliticalRevolution
      The next show is outdoors. I think I'll be fine.
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    12. Mayfly
      - Morrissey was even playing The Loop in 2009 on the Years of Refusal tour, with Matt Walker playing double bass.[/QUOTE]

      Yes, The Loop was really a highlight of the shows of the YOR tour.
    13. Mayfly
      The acoustic Smiths were - and still are - deeply touching: so warm, so sincere and so emotional. I agree that his voice can still carry that emotional depth, just listen to the live version of "Seasick…" he played on Broadway. But he also needs to find the words to make any new effort worthwhile, preferably no political ramblings of the type "Who will protect us …".

      You could argue that there have been a few attempts at a softer sound recently: Smiler With Knife (wonderfully crafted), Oboe Concerto (very enjoyable) or even The Girl from Tel Aviv although I don't think the latter s very popular with fans (I personally don't like the lyric).
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    14. Hovis Lesley
      Hovis Lesley
      That relationship was tried, around 2004 I think.
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    15. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Yere, he tried out for the band in 91 I think.
    16. Sister I'm a Poet
      Sister I'm a Poet
      Yes, of course that's true. But Morrissey's always been his own best critic. He was smart enough to know that sycophants are sad and pathetic creatures when he wrote "Paint a Vulgar Picture" so many years ago. Unfortunately, now he is such a brittle and alienated narcissist that all he wants are sycophants.
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    17. Morrissey's left nut
      Morrissey's left nut
      Pity he didn't learn anything else from Paint a Vulgar Picture. Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, that one.
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    18. ThePoliticalRevolution

      Can't remember if I was there. But if I was, I was DEFINITELY having a blast. God how I love to party.

      Steves cute.
    19. ThePoliticalRevolution
      If you are bored, you should go cum into a dirty sock. Stop talking shit about my Steve
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    20. Anonymous
      Congrats Morrissey for the greatest vinyl record ever made! From start to finish, not a glitch or bump in the road old boy. We post some shite on this site, but, "Your Aresenal", remains locked and loaded to this very day!
      Your Arsenal Tour in Daft Diego 92 at the Sports Areana.....we are ....."Are an old squeeze-box, no one plays anymore. Best !

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