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Deinze, Belgium (Oct. 12, 1999)

Re: "God comes to shake hands" et cetera ...

Posted By: axel
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 10 1999, at 10:47 a.m.

In Response To: "God comes to shake hands" et cetera ... (marc)

> My favourite lyrics change : "When he said'I'm gonna screw you!' I really felt happy for you" from the same song

The newspaper "Het Nieuwsblad" (which means ...the
> newspaper) of Oct. 14 has a review of the Deinze show. It says
> nothing really interesting, but the title is not bad: "God
> comes to shake hands".
> Another newspaper "De Morgen" (meaning ... Tomorrow !)
> has a review called "The Angel is slowly falling". Now
> this one really is amazing. The journalist writes that Moz
> played almost nothing but new songs from the soon to be released
> CD !!! This idiot goes on saying that he recognized
> "Hairdresses of Fire" (sic) !!!
> What the two articles have in common however is their
> complaining about the poor soundmix - which is true I guess, but
> this has always been a major problem with the venue- and closer
> to the truth that "Meat is Murder" was an incredible
> highlight.

> My personal view is that Morrissey was in an exceptionally good
> mood and extremely filled with enthusiasm, but the response of
> the crowd could and should have been better.
> When compared to the Köln show the day after, I think it was the
> other way around in Germany: this time the audience was very
> excited, but Moz himself was a bit less filled with enthusiasm.
> Perhaps he was a bit tired ?
> Also the Deinze crowd seemed older (lots of Smiths fans in their
> thirties, perhaps even forties) than the public in Köln: in
> Deinze nobody seemed to know for instance "Roy’s
> Keen", but in Germany they all sang along to it and
> continued to sing after the song. On the other hand "Meat
> is Murder" got a huge response in Belgium, but in Köln it
> was apparently received as just another song ... or is my
> impression on this completely wrong?

> Well, whatever ...

> PS. My favorite lyrics change : "stoned around Sloane
> Square"

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