Stellar Moz references in other bands' songs

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  1. andy.s

    andy.s New Member

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    My favorite is from (the astronomically underrated) Harvey Danger.

    In the song "Meetings With Remarkable Men" there is a line

    "I bow before the avatar, he said the problem's clear to me, you never got over morrissey."

    and in the song "Pike St/Park Slope" he mentions we hate it when our friends become successful

    I love the subtle moz worship, post some goodies
     
  2. Miranda_Grey

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    Art Brut's "Moving To L.A."

    Art Brut's song, "Moving To L.A.," mentions Morrissey; see below:

    Lyrics to Moving To L.A. :
    There's not much glam about the English weather
    There's nothing left keeping us together
    Sunshine on a rainy day
    Makes me want to move away
    I think I've got it sorted
    I'm going to get myself deported
    I'm considering a move to LA
    (He's considering a move to LA)
    (x3)

    Hang around with Axl Rose
    Buy myself some brand new clothes
    Everything is gonna be just fine
    I hear the murder rate is in decline
    Get me a southern accent
    Maybe grab a piece of action

    I'm considering a move to LA
    (He's considering a move to LA)
    (x3)

    When I get off the plane
    The first thing I'm gonna do is
    Strip naked to the waist
    And ride my Harley Davidson
    Up and down Sunset street
    I may even get a tattoo
    My problems are never gonna find me
    I'm not sending one letter
    or even a postcard back
    I'm drinking Henessey
    With Morrissey

    On a beach
    Out of reach
    Somewhere very far away

    I'm considering a move to LA
    (He's considering a move to LA)
    (x3)​
     
  3. GirlAfraid23

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    Frank Turner - Reasons not to be an idiot

    You're not as messed up as you think you are
    Your self-absorption makes you messier
    Just settle down and you will feel a whole lot better
    Deep down you're just like everybody else

    She's not as pretty as she thinks she is
    Just picture her after she's had kids
    I bet she sits at home and listens to The Smiths
    Deep down she's just like everybody else
     
  4. Maurice E

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    "The Smiths were riding high up in the charts"
    84, Take That!
     
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    " I've been walking in the rain just to get wet on purpose"

    Always makes me smile..
     
  6. someofusisturningnasty

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    Lighten Up, Morrissey by Sparks

    BRILLIANT song. The lyrics say it all.
     
  7. Poppy Full

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    Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill

    Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
    The Beatles - Were just a band.
    Led Zepplin - Just a band.
    The Beach Boys - Just a band.
    The Sex Pistols - Just a band.
    The Clash - Just a band.
    Crass - Just a band.
    Minor Threat - Just a band.
    The Cure - Just a band.
    The Smiths - Just a band.
    Nirvana - Just a band.
    The Pixies - Just a band.
    Oasis - Just a band.
    Radiohead - Just a band


    And okay, I know it's not highbrow culture or anything, but I love the Morrissey mention in this 'song'..at 1.18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c9vzU9MJGU
     
  8. Maurice E

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    Hmm, interesting choice of bands.
    Looks like they've missed out Big Fun...
     
  9. jesuisbryony

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    Thou shalt not read NME. :thumb:
     
  10. Interesting Thug

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    I quite like The Bobby McGees' 'I've got no friends' - something like this as I remember...

    'We'll share one drink all night/and dance to the Smiths/but I'll still be walking home on my own'
     
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    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/covers-parod.htm




    quote: morrissey/smiths coverversion tributes, refernces and parodies site on passions.this section seems to be gone?[/QUOTE]

     
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  12. Jukebox Jury

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    The Courteeners did the song 'Smiths Disco' and in 'What took you so long' includes the line 'you're like Morrissey without strings'

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  13. Jukebox Jury

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    Sandie Shaw - 'Steven, you don't eat meat'

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  14. morgan

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    wow, so awesome to see harvey danger mentioned around here, and better yet, the correct assertion that they are astronomically underrated! pike st/park slope is one of my absolute favs.
     
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    The Mountain Goats song called 'Anti-Music Song'

    "I saw you on TV
    doing a bad imitation of Van Morrison
    and I saw you on TV
    doing a bad imitation of a second rate songwriter from the eighties named Morrissey (pronounced 'More-EE-see'
    I never liked Morrissey
    and I don't like you.

    I saw you TV,
    doing an imitation of an imitation of Jimi Hendrix
    that's really pathetic
    and I saw you on TV
    trying to figure out what Brian Jones would be like if he'd have lived 'til today
    I can tell you myself
    he'd be like Brian Wilson
    I don't like Brian Wilson
    and I don't like you
    I don't like you."

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  16. nugz

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    Turn it Up by Robots in Disguise

    I woke up weak today and needing your voice
    Crawled into the speakers and turned up the volume
    Felt so sick today but cured by your noise
    My head in the speakers is drowning out volumes

    In "Ashes To Ashes" I'm falling falling
    In "Ashes To Ashes" I'm losing losing
    In "Curl" and "Grazes" I'm feeling feeling
    In "Curl" and "Grazes" I'm losing losing

    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn me on

    I dress up bright tonight and needing the beat
    Dance into the speakers and max up the volume
    Feel so high tonight and moved by my feet
    My heart in the speakers is loving the volume

    In "Pretty Vacant" I'm jumping jumping
    In "Pretty Vacant" I'm moving moving
    In "Teaches Of Peaches" I'm speeding speeding
    In "Teaches Of Peaches" I'm moving moving

    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn me on

    In "Delia's Gone" "I'll Keep It With Mine" "Birdland" "Clouds"
    In "Sous Le Soleil Exactement" "Sunshine Superman" "I Want You" "Ghosts"
    In "Some Velvet Morning" "Paper Wings" "Virginia Avenue" "Laura"
    In "Summer's Almost Over" "I Walk the Line" "A Night Like This" "Strange Fruit"

    In "Hatful Of Hollow" I'm diving diving
    In "Hatful Of Hollow" I'm screaming screaming

    In "Boys" and "Voodoo" I'm living living
    In "Boys" and "Voodoo" I'm screaming screaming

    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn it up turn it up turn it up turn it up
    Turn me on!
     
  17. oye terence

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    Owen "In The Morning Before Work"

    I eat with these crooked teeth
    Tomato soup and grilled cheese
    But you already know that because you used to dine with me
    Do you remember?

    I listen to my same old cd's
    New order & Morrissey

    But you already know that because you used to ride with me
    I thought i'd be singing a different tune by now
    But this song about you keeps coming out

    I sleep in these dirty sheets
    A blanket between my boney knees
    But you already know that because you used to crawl in bed with me in the morning before work

    Put your hands on my back
    Kiss the back of my neck

    I thought i'd be singing a different tune by now
    But this song about you keeps coming out
    I hoped to be singing to someone new by now
    But the songs about you
     
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  18. andy.s

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    amen, being on mtv ruined them forever, no one wants to give them another chance after that 1-hit wonder

    yet, they have amazing songs, with some moz caliber lyrics in terms of wit, and intelligence

    and doesnt owen reference a few moz related songs. like "that tattoo isn't funny anymore" I think he quotes the "too close to home/too near the bone" line
     
  19. Wow, no Dead Milkmen yet?

    "Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything)"

    You'll dance to anything
    You'll dance to anything

    Okay, look at you
    Don't you look like Siouxsie Sioux
    How long did it take to get that way
    What a terrible waste of energy
    You wear black clothes say you're poetic
    The sad truth is you're just pathetic
    Get into the groove get out of my way
    I came here to drink not to get laid
    So why don't you just go on home
    If you want to moan you'll have to moan alone
    You'll dance to anything...
    You'll dance to anything...
    Don't try to tell me that you're an intellectual
    Cause you're just another boring bisexual
    ("I met Andy Warhol at a really chic party")
    Blow it out your hairdoo cause you really work at Hardees
    80 pounds of make up on your art school skin
    80 points of I.Q. located within
    Know what you are? You're a bunch of ...
    Artfags! Artfags!
    Choke on this you dance-a-teria types!

    You'll dance to anything by the Communards
    You'll dance to anything by Book of Love
    You'll dance to anything by The Smiths
    You'll dance to anything by De-peche Mode
    You'll dance to anything by Public Image Limited
    You'll dance to anything by Naked Truth
    You'll dance to anything by any bunch of stupid Europeans who come over
    here with their big hairdoos bent on taking OUR money instead of giving
    your cash, where it belongs, to a decent American artist like myself!
    You'll dance to anything!
     
  20. Jukebox Jury

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    Johnny Dangerously (John Bramwell from 'I Am Kloot') had a song 'Subway Life' in 1988 with a lyric

    And I look to your principles,
    you vote for the Queen
    tell me what the hell
    is that supposed to mean?

    The second verse it had a bit of a twist

    And I look to your principles,
    you vote for James Dean
    tell me what the hell
    is that supposed to mean?

    Wonder who he was singing about:thumb:

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