Time to Hire a Songwriter?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2011 (read-only)' started by Vauxhall95, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,956
    Location:
    In Bruges
    Yes, it's that bad. If it's not the end of an illustrious career, it's smack dab on the horizon. For years, I've given little notice to the band which supported him: it would be akin to noticing the frame around the Mona Lisa, one is simply missing the point.

    Then we got "That's How People Grow Up," Years of Refusal, and now this latest batch of utter mediocrity. It has gotten to the point where the music is beginning to outshine the lyrics: that's really hard to do.

    I think he has four options:
    Just stop now, tour but please don't ruin your magnificent legacy with new material.

    Release an acoustic album. He still possess one of the most marvelous voices in music. Release an acoustic album of old material, re-envisioned.

    A cover album. Not as exciting but I'd still buy it. Again, his voice is still sublime. Carefully chosen this good be interesting.

    Hire a songwriter. Yeah, I just wrote that. Have "The National," Stephen Merritt, Jarvis, hell anyone pen some songs for you because it is abundantly clear nothing new really excites you. One of the reviews of "ROTT" had a bit about "everything here has already been done by Morrissey before and better." At the time, with songs like Dear God and Pigsty I just couldn't agree. After YOR, I think the reviewer has a point.

    "Action" is interesting. Lyrically, it is semi new ground: Moz on the prowl looking for heat.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  2. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    Come on! Go away!
     
  3. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,956
    Location:
    In Bruges
    The Kid's a Looker?!

    You come on.
     
  4. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    I can't waste time anymore.
     
  5. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,956
    Location:
    In Bruges
    After listening to Years of Refusal I came to the same conclusion.

    I just have this vision of a young, clever early 20's Morrissey listening to these songs and being inspired to write, "Get Off the Stage.".
     
  6. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    Just hoist me from the herd. I'm busy watching Morrissey crying during Please, Please, Please... on the Hollywood DVD. Morrissey doesn't go away, ever.
     
  7. Vauxhall95

    Vauxhall95 I Know It's Over...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,956
    Location:
    In Bruges
    So, what captivates you is latter day Morrissey singing two decades old Smiths songs.

    Fair enough. But pointing out the fact that his present day lyrics couldn't touch the song you just mentioned is totally dismissible?

    Jesus man, you just made my point for me!
     
  8. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    Clever, your dissing Morrissey's work since 94 is getting tiresome. Why do you come here? Why do you cling?
     
  9. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    6,268
    You do know he's not going to take any of your suggestions, right?
     
  10. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    Proof?
     
  11. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    We don't really (the royal we) don't give a rats ass!
     
  12. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    You don't care about proof or you don't care that no one is going to listen and go away?
     
  13. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    Funny why should I prove anything to you. I haven't heard anything about you in collectors circles?
     
  14. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    Well, you know...usually when people make ridiculous claims, they have some way to back it up.
     
  15. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    I have nothing to prove around here, believe me.
     
  16. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    Obviously, you do...
     
  17. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    Really?
     
  18. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    Well, obviously not anymore...Lol. :p Carry on.
     
  19. mikael

    mikael mispressed

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Stockholm
    Home Page:
    http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/collect-smiths.htm
    And there you go... Action IS my middle name
     
  20. !Viva Hate!

    !Viva Hate! The Queen of Solo

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    22,289
    Location:
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    I bow to your superior collecting skills...:p
     
Loading...

Share This Page