MESSAGES FROM MORRISSEY on MORRISSEY CENTRAL
SER appears to have noticed this track just turned 27 years old (released on February 28, 1994).
Like we did 3 days ago.
Eric Morecambe had my respect for being a 'Bevin Boy' in the Second World War. It was hard tough work working in the mines.You’d like him even less if you were unfortunate enough to see the fawning letter he wrote to Thatcher.
That odious desperation for relevance. Literally no one cares who did what "first" (although since such playground status matters to you, Morrissey and Boz wrote the song "first", and heard the recording "first", before you or anyone here).Like we did 3 days ago.
SpeedwayI Am Hated For Loving
Hold on to Your Friends
Used to be a Sweet Boy
The Lazy Sunbathers
Spring Heeled Jim
Now My Heart Is Full
Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
Why don’t you haul your fat, useless, lazy, bone-idle arse off to bed....That odious desperation for relevance. Literally no one cares who did what "first" (although since such playground status matters to you, Morrissey and Boz wrote the song "first", and heard the recording "first", before you or anyone here).
And that signature is beyond tedious now: you might occasionally write "Regards" at the end of a letter or email to someone you know, but at the end of every bloody post in an internet forum? Grow up ffs.
Think it's not quite clear - it's kind of placed between Arsenal and Vauxhall ("...dreaming of how Vauxhall and I could have sold 27 million copies had the head of Warner warmed to the weave of my sleeve.") in the narrative but he speaks of her first album. That would indicate 1991 but he obviously means her third album (first on Reprise) Jagged Little Pill, which was released in 1995.
I love that song & video!!!
Also I meant to say Poly Styrene's documentary was on at the Glasgow Film Festival but forgot - it's now getting a wider release & will be on Sky Arts, for anyone interested.
Of course I agree, other than you oughta know, I don't know any other song of hers. As for the modern day Moz, I still like some of his output and have purchased his last 3 albums and other than last years I have still been going to his gigs.I know you don’t care for modern day Moz, but surely you agree that he has been more relevant in the world of music these last 15 years than Alanis?
Up there as one of Moz's best singles.
And the Poly Styrene doc looks great. Mark Kermode - a big Moz fan, of course - gives it a very positive review in his weekly BBC review of new releases - about 3'30'' in:
I don't think the deserters could have been such big fans anyway, and must have missed the whole gist of Morrissey and The Smiths. It's more a display of their own fickleness than anything else. You can't just give up something you've loved for the good part of your life in order to prove a point.
To be fair he didn’t threaten that. But he was apparently mesmerised by Thatcher’s agenda.Not another one that was going to flee the country if Labour got in?