San Jose, CA - City National Civic Auditorium (May 7, 2014) post-show

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, May 8, 2014.

By davidt on May 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Feb 12, 1997
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    Set List:

    Hand In Glove / That's How People Grow Up / Ganglord / Speedway / I Have Forgiven Jesus / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / Yes, I Am Blind / The Bullfighter Dies / Life Is A Pigsty / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Earth Is The Loneliest Planet / Trouble Loves Me / Meat Is Murder / First Of The Gang To Die / The Youngest Was The Most Loved / I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday / The National Front Disco // Asleep / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell

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Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, May 8, 2014.

    1. JMSt4
      I have to say I am particularly disappointed with the new batch of songs. If these are the three 'choice' tracks to showcase the new record I fear the worse.

      They sound like the lyrics of a witless comedian satirising a Morrissey record.
      "The bullfighter dies and nobody cries/because we all want the bull to survive."

      'Yes, I Am Blind' however a pleasant addition.
    2. Irish blood Irish heart
      Irish blood Irish heart
      You're exactly right about barleycorn, he's more predictable than the glasgow rain and the sad thing is he doesn't even realise it, from what I've seen on YouTube the title track didn't sound great but I'm hoping the studio version will be much better, earth sounded great, bullfighter sounds pretty good too and moz sounded wonderful, "yes I am blind" sounded beautiful, can't wait for some Scottish/ north of England gigs to be announced, looking forward to going to the gigs having a good night and really enjoying myself, that's what it's all about after all, something that barleycorn & co seem unable to do
    3. 21punksalute
      I've only listened to Bullfighter a million times today and it's not enough. It will never be enough.
    4. This Harming Man
      This Harming Man
      I hate to admit it, but your comments are spot on. Lyrically, the new material is verging on self-parody. Musically, it's generic and forgettable. Truly, truly disappointed. And I understand his passion for animal rights, but forcing his die hard lifelong fans to sit through Meat Is Murder with that horrific video two tours in a row is just rude.
    5. ninetimesfined
      Anyone expecting what they term 'a return to form' or a record of the magnitude of 'Vauxhall' or 'Arsenal' is, sadly, clinging to the past. I'll take whatever I get. I liked 'Quarry', 'Ringleader' and 'Refusal' right enough. Except, each of those three records had one song on them I really detested and despised. It's surely better to truly hate just one song than to feel indifferent to the whole LP?
    6. Anonymous
      Can anyone tell me if the shirts have the tour dates on the back? And if so, which ones.
    7. Anonymous
      Wrong, it's your truth.
      The truth of a emotionally retarded musically repressed baffoon.
      Don't pass it off on us thanks.
    8. Anonymous
    9. grant gauld
      grant gauld
      who really cares about the people who don't like his new material,do you think moz gives a flying f**k what u think.
      the wonders of the deluded continues.
    10. Anonymous
      Thanks for sharing your innermost insecurities, please don't project them on me or anyone else though.
      You had a glimpse off you tube and presume to know what, not only you but, the entire world will, should and must think of a an album as yet unreleased.
    11. CrystalGeezer
      Thank you.
    12. mr.m
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    13. MozRecording
    14. Anonymous
      Was he selling the England is Mine shirt or poster??
    15. Sunday Girl Everyday
      Sunday Girl Everyday
      After watching the Asleep clip, all I can say is Morrissey-You have made this a better world...
    16. Anaesthesine
    17. That's Enough For Me
      That's Enough For Me
      Asleep proves his genius.

      For those who aren't moved by the new songs, I imagine it's because your lives have moved on and his has not.

      For those who are claiming that some on here want him to fail, I don't know if you'll recall Bruce's A Chance To Shine fanzine because live reviews accused him of being 'artless' and 'wobbly' back then and that was 20 years ago.

      Few late career works are regarded as being on a par with an artist's 'classic' work at the time of it's release.
    18. BrummieBoy
      Onstage in San Jose a late-middle age man sings "Yes, I Am Blind" and then "The Bullfighter Dies". The tragedy is that the singer cannot hear a world of difference between one song and the next. Nor can most of the audience, intoxicated as they are by memories of when a younger Morrissey exhibited talent and originality. Elsewhere, admirers of his previous work sigh and resign themselves to the new reality. It will always be fun to attend a Morrissey performance, if only for the nostalgic glow. Even though the audience footage is poor-quality, it's clear he will always deliver a show that is "quite good". A few beers, a road-trip to a few cities with your mates: what's not to like? But his best days as a lyricist and vocal melody writer are clearly long gone. And that's surely sad.

      "World Peace Is None Of Your Business" A multi-millionaire ex pop-star is watching CNN in a luxury hotel suite. It depresses him so he writes a polemical lyric advising his cult 'clueless consumer' fans to withdraw from political activity, as politics is pointless. Taxation is also pointless. They are "poor fools". He finds an old cassette tape with a dull leaden thumping track which he absent-mindedly drones the lyrics along to. It takes about 20 minutes to finish, which is good as room service will soon be arriving with his dinner.

      "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet" A multi-millionaire ex pop-star has switched off the telly in a luxury hotel suite. He notices that he has failed to find love and concludes that the universe is to blame. He is moved to write yet another lyric signalling to his cult 'clueless consumers' that romantic love is pointless and/or unachievable. If they have married and had children, they are misguided. He makes a note to invite Kristeen Young back into the fold as she also has no truck with successful marital arrangements and progeny type stuff.

      "The Bullfighter Dies" A multi-millionaire ex pop-star switches the telly back on in a luxury hotel suite to watch a documentary on bull-fighting but it's in Spanish so he switches it off. His suite has a small library. He flicks distractedly at a poem by Federico García Lorca called "Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías" which was mentioned in the documentary, but it's too complicated and gives him a head-ache. He picks up his pencil and The Muses strike. He writes the definitive lyric about this annoying sport.

      Years later he remembers this astonishing burst of creativity and summons his band to a recording studio. In the limousine he realises he has put the wrong lyric to the wrong cassette. The 'Spanish-y' tune has somehow gotten the lyric about doomed romantic love when he meant to use its faux-flamenco for the Bullfighter one. Then he remembers he was a bit pissed the night he composed these staggering works of heart-breaking genius. He sighs and decides it doesn't matter anyway. His cult 'clueless consumer' fans will lap it up like everything else as they are 'poor fools' who pay taxes. And 'rebel' by purchasing concert tickets and CDs to listen to 'protest singers' in the "Bread and Circuses" economy of collapsing empire:
    19. Pokey

      I hate when people assume this. I had a chicken parma before the last Moz gig I went to and I didn't feel an ounce of guilt during that video *shrugs*
    20. Anonymous
      Smartass comments like that, whether “rhetorical” or not, are both dumb and redundant. Firstly you could make similar accusations about recent material by Bowie, McCartney, The Stones et al, but I'm afraid such accusations neither diminish nor damage their artistic legacy. You could equally say that Moz, Bowie, McCartney wouldn't win American Idol or X Factor, but that wouldn't diminish their artistic legacy either. You could also say that the majority of modern bands that do get signed (and the music that they release) is crap and that A&R guys know nothing – and others would disagree. Because all art and taste is purely subjective. There are no objective absolutes and your opinion is merely that: your opinion. And opinions are like assholes – everyone has one.

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