Tuna on Toast with Stryker Podcast: Josh Klinghoffer - Morrissey mentions (May 31, 2022)



"Ted Stryker welcomes guitarist, songwriter, and overall good dude, Josh Klinghoffer to the Tuna on Toast Studio. Pluralone, Josh's band, just released another album titled This is the Show.
Josh talks to Stryker about growing up in the Valley (Los Angeles) and listening to Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Motley Crue.
Josh tells Stryker how his Mom first signed him up for drums, not guitar.
He started having friends (a full band) come over at an early age.
At 15 Josh decided to pick up the guitar and learned to play without taking lessons.
Josh and Stryker talk about how he is normally the youngest in the groups he plays with.
Johs mentions the great Bob Forrest, the band Bicycle Thief and first meeting Bob.
Josh tells Stryker about the "bloody battle" he had with his parents about dropping out of school.
Josh's new album is called "This is the Show"! His band is Pluralone.
The album was born during the pandemic.
Clint Walsh (Dot Hacker) and Josh worked together and found great harmony (both life and musically)
Josh also tells Stryker about first meeting Eddie Vedder and working on the album Earthling.
Josh talks to Stryker about joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 30 years old and spending all of his 30's with them.
The guys also discuss Pluralone opening for Pearl Jam and also playing guitar with Pearl Jam during their set.
Josh tells Stryker about his growth as a person and a musician.
Stryker has an idea for Josh to get coffee with Ilan Rubin from Nine Inch Nails and make some songs😊
Stryker asks Josh how he feels TODAY about not being a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers anymore.
Josh and Stryker also talk about the work Josh and Chad Smith did with Morrissey! Josh says that Morrissey said it's his favorite album while it has not seen the light of day. The album is complete.
Josh hopes the Morrissey album is released sooner than later!

Josh Klinghoffer is such a talented person, I also had a great time chatting with him, thanks for watching, sit back and enjoy another episode of Tuna on Toast with Stryker"



Regards,
FWD.


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j*e*t

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Josh says that only he, Chad Smith, Andrew Watt and Jesse Tobias play on Bonfire of Teenagers (55:06).
 

Ketamine Sun

You're not right in the head, And nor am I, And …
Maybe between them, Watt and Jesse did bass duties, overdub or live(?).


Release Bonfire!!!
 

gonzax

Junior Member
What a cool guy. The final part of the interview when he starts talking about Morrissey is very very interesting.
I wouldn't mind seeing him as a part of Morrissey's band, he'd be a fantastic addition to the band.
 

gordyboy9

Let The Bullets Fly.
nice guy,seems quite shy especially for a musician who are usually more outgoing.good podcast,only an american could be called Ted Stryker.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

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Mike Rourke

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Be good to get a transcript of the stuff he says about Morrissey. He praises the new album to the hilt, perhaps not surprisingly. He has some interesting thoughts on Morrissey's recent problems with the media, expressing regret at him wearing 'the pin' and at not being as skilled a communicator as he was back in the 80s.
 
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Js138

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Be good to get a transcript of the stuff he says about Morrissey. He praises the new album to the hilt, perhaps not surprisingly. He has some interesting thoughts on Morrissey's recent problems with the media, expressing regret at him wearing 'the pin' and at not being as skilled a communicator as he was back in the 80s.
I didn't take it that way at all. Josh seems rather smitten with Morrissey, and only referenced the pin as an example of the possible politics that's keeping the album tied up from release.
 
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Anonn

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The Morrissey talk starts around the 50 minute mark in case anyone wants to skip ahead
 

marred

Member
Be good to get a transcript of the stuff he says about Morrissey. He praises the new album to the hilt, perhaps not surprisingly. He has some interesting thoughts on Morrissey's recent problems with the media, expressing regret at him wearing 'the pin' and at not being as skilled a communicator as he was back in the 80s.
If Morrissey had worn a pin supporting a party that was anti Britain people would love him. FFS....
 

Mike Rourke

Well-Known Member
I didn't take it that way at all. Josh seems rather smitten with Morrissey, and only referenced the pin as an example of the possible politics that's keeping the album tied up from release.
Yep, Josh generally does indeed seem to think the world of Morrissey, but he also appeared to express regret at some of the recent stuff he's said/done. Be good to see a transcript.
Generally, though, this interview makes you super excited about the new album...
 
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marred

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Yep, Josh generally does indeed seem to think the world of Morrissey, but he also appeared to express regret at some of the recent stuff he's said/done. Be good to see a transcript.
Generally, this interview makes you super excited about the new album...
I've never heard the term world of Morrissey phrased like that. It's interesting re his compilation album from '95. Could he have meant... they think the world of Morrissey, as in his fans?

Yes I am reaching.
 

jeff992

Member
I skipped ahead to the Morrissey section but definitely need to watch the whole thing. I’ve been a fan of Josh’s since the 90’s. I was a Thelonious Monster fan since the late 80’s so knew about The Bicycle Thief right from the beginning. I’d say it was probably late 90’s when The Bicycle Thief played at the Dragonfly in LA and Josh did a solo version of That Joke Isn’t Funny anymore, but unfortunately I didn’t record it or anything. I’ve been to small shows and probably could’ve talked to him over the years but never have but he’s always seemed like a great and down to earth guy.
 

bhops

Last of the famous international screw ups.
So basically Morrissey made an album with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers :ROFLMAO:
 
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Be good to get a transcript of the stuff he says about Morrissey. He praises the new album to the hilt, perhaps not surprisingly. He has some interesting thoughts on Morrissey's recent problems with the media, expressing regret at him wearing 'the pin' and at not being as skilled a communicator as he was back in the 80s.

He was just talking about Morrissey's relationship with the press.

He clearly loves him & thinks he's a good person.
 

Phranc & Open

I've known no war
I'm glad that even an Anerican understands why Morrissey might have problems marketing his music and even gives specific examples (For Britain pin). A terribly nice guy who is practically racking his brains in front of the camera as to why it took so long to release Morrissey's "best" record.
 

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