this week's nme - 20 strange facts about morrissey

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I, Ponce

Guest
1. Morrissey claims that his favourite building is the Middlesex Hospital on London's Mortimer Street.

2. The first gig he ever went to was T.Rex in Manchester, in July 1972.

3. In 1987, a Moz fan held up a Denver radio station at gunpoint and demanded that they play The Smiths - which they did for five hours before the police arrived.

4. You can download a typeface based on Morrissey's notoriously eccentric handwriting at http://www.oz.net/~moz/misc.htm.

5. On Morrissey's last tour, you could buy a pillowcase embroidered with 'Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me', the title of one of the Smiths' final songs.

6. An ardent vegetarian, Morrissey claimed in 2001 that the highlight of the last 15 years had been "foot and mouth".

7. Morrissey once wrote a poem called Poppycocteau in which he gets held up by two merchant seamen outside a Liverpool nightclub and gives them his trousers.

8. The video for 1989's Ouija Board, Ouija Board, starred Joan Sims (of Carry On films fame) and actress Kathy Burke.

9. Morrissey once took ecstasy and stared at himself in the mirror while 'on one'.

10. In 1991, Morrissey claimed his greatest fear was "being invited to sing at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala".

11. Morrissey once appeared in South, a spin-off of now-defunct Channel 4 soap Brookside.

12. Morrissey currently favours the Dorchester Hotel when he's staying in London.

13. In 1992, the Anglo-Asian pop duo Cornershop once picketed EMI's offices in protest at Morrissey's flirtation with right wing imagery. However, nine years later Morrissey claimed that their 'When I Was Born For The 7th Time' album was once of his two favourites of the 90s (the other was 'Born to Quit' by The Smoking Popes).

14. He sent an 'R'-shaped wreath to East end gangster Reggie Kray's funeral.

15. Morrissey once sent his near-neighbour Noel Gallagher a postcard saying "Let's go shoplifting". However, when Noel went around, Morrissey refused to answer the door.

16. On The Smiths' rider, Moz used to specify that promoters supplied him with a 'live tree with a maximum of five foot and a minimum height of three foot' in every venue.

17. In 1993, Brett Anderson of Suede claimed that he'd met Morrissey and "he's so ridiculously shy it's boring, not charming. He's like some kind of useless teenager". Morrissey responded with: "Despite his claims to the contrary, I have never met Brett and wouldn't wish to; he seems like a deeply boring young man with Mr Kipling crumbs under his bed. He'll never forgive God for not making him Angie Bowie."

18. When asked "if you'd written the song 'Reasons to be Cheerful Part III', what would have been in it?". Morrissey responded "I think it would have been an instrumental."

19. Morrissey once described Kirsty MacColl, as having a "cracking bust".

20. Sir John Betjeman's recital of his poem A Child Ill, which NME gave away on a Moz-compiled CD in June, is the music Morrissey wants played at his funeral.

E&OE
 
C

charmingirl

Guest
> 1. Morrissey claims that his favourite building is the Middlesex
> Hospital on London's Mortimer Street.

> 2. The first gig he ever went to was T.Rex in Manchester, in July 1972.

> 3. In 1987, a Moz fan held up a Denver radio station at gunpoint and
> demanded that they play The Smiths - which they did for five hours before
> the police arrived.

> 4. You can download a typeface based on Morrissey's notoriously eccentric
> handwriting at http://www.oz.net/~moz/misc.htm .

> 5. On Morrissey's last tour, you could buy a pillowcase embroidered with
> 'Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me', the title of one of the
> Smiths' final songs.

> 6. An ardent vegetarian, Morrissey claimed in 2001 that the highlight of
> the last 15 years had been "foot and mouth".

> 7. Morrissey once wrote a poem called Poppycocteau in which he gets held
> up by two merchant seamen outside a Liverpool nightclub and gives them his
> trousers.

> 8. The video for 1989's Ouija Board, Ouija Board, starred Joan Sims (of
> Carry On films fame) and actress Kathy Burke .

> 9. Morrissey once took ecstasy and stared at himself in the mirror while
> 'on one'.

> 10. In 1991, Morrissey claimed his greatest fear was "being invited
> to sing at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala".

> 11. Morrissey once appeared in South , a spin-off of now-defunct Channel
> 4 soap Brookside. 12. Morrissey currently favours the Dorchester Hotel
> when he's staying in London.

> 13. In 1992, the Anglo-Asian pop duo Cornershop once picketed EMI's
> offices in protest at Morrissey's flirtation with right wing imagery.
> However, nine years later Morrissey claimed that their 'When I Was Born
> For The 7th Time' album was once of his two favourites of the 90s (the
> other was 'Born to Quit' by The Smoking Popes).

> 14. He sent an 'R'-shaped wreath to East end gangster Reggie Kray's
> funeral.

> 15. Morrissey once sent his near-neighbour Noel Gallagher a postcard
> saying "Let's go shoplifting". However, when Noel went around,
> Morrissey refused to answer the door.

> 16. On The Smiths ' rider, Moz used to specify that promoters supplied
> him with a 'live tree with a maximum of five foot and a minimum height of
> three foot' in every venue.

> 17. In 1993, Brett Anderson of Suede claimed that he'd met Morrissey
> and "he's so ridiculously shy it's boring, not charming. He's like
> some kind of useless teenager". Morrissey responded with:
> "Despite his claims to the contrary, I have never met Brett and
> wouldn't wish to; he seems like a deeply boring young man with Mr Kipling
> crumbs under his bed. He'll never forgive God for not making him Angie
> Bowie."

> 18. When asked "if you'd written the song 'Reasons to be Cheerful
> Part III', what would have been in it?". Morrissey responded "I
> think it would have been an instrumental."

> 19. Morrissey once described Kirsty MacColl , as having a "cracking
> bust".

> 20. Sir John Betjeman's recital of his poem A Child Ill, which NME gave
> away on a Moz-compiled CD in June, is the music Morrissey wants played at
> his funeral.

> E&OE

lazy journalism as ever ,half of the facts are pure fiction ,good old NME if all fails print a list of crap ,read elsewhere.tssk
 
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smerk

Guest
> 17. In 1993, Brett Anderson of Suede claimed that he'd met Morrissey
> and "he's so ridiculously shy it's boring, not charming. He's like
> some kind of useless teenager". Morrissey responded with:
> "Despite his claims to the contrary, I have never met Brett and
> wouldn't wish to; he seems like a deeply boring young man with Mr Kipling
> crumbs under his bed. He'll never forgive God for not making him Angie
> Bowie."

LOL fucking brilliant
 
R

'Radar' O'Reilly

Guest
> lazy journalism as ever ,half of the facts are pure fiction ,good old NME
> if all fails print a list of crap ,read elsewhere.tssk

"Half of the facts are pure fiction"

I'll have you know that Kirsty did indeed have a cracking bust

All of those facts are spot on as far as I can see, though I reckon his Cornershop reference would have been tongue in cheek.
 
G

GenderNectar

Guest
> 18. When asked "if you'd written the song 'Reasons to be Cheerful
> Part III', what would have been in it?". Morrissey responded "I
> think it would have been an instrumental."

LOL!!!! I found this very amusing.
 
R

Richey

Guest
> 19. Morrissey once described Kirsty MacColl , as having a "cracking
> bust".

This is true but not exactly interesting or funny. The funny part of the comment on Kirsty MacColl was the preevious line:
Kirsty is a supreme original although not (as far as I know) an original member of The Supremes!"
Classic Morrissey.

As far as I know these facts are true and some are amusing so fair play to NME for printing them. They are not really aimed at us anyway as we would already know them.
 
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