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Old 01-10-2022, 08:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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HaHa, that's true, although the "sucks" thread about Pink Floyd was about twice as long. Can we make the lazy inference, therefore, that P Floyd suck twice as much as EC ?

As for Morrissey, I don't think I've ever heard him, so from me, he gets a clear pass: doesn't suck at all.
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Old 01-10-2022, 09:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks for choosing a song for me. It has quite a pleasant, poppy sound. To me, the lyrics, linking love and death have a kind of over-dramatic adolescent feel to them.

So, first impression: he doesn't exactly suck, but I'm already pretty close to Psy-Fi's neat dismissal:-

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The Smiths never interested me much and I couldn't care less about Morrissey outside of the Smiths.
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Old 01-10-2022, 11:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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how do you go your whole life without hearing The Smiths...well I guess you didn't now
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Old 01-11-2022, 06:14 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm not emotionally invested in the popularity of The Smiths

it's just a fact that they remain incredibly relevant all across the world

nobody doubts a Smiths reunion would sell out arenas
Yeah but the thread isn't what sucks about The Smiths...
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This reads like ad copy. If The Smiths booked an arena in LA I suspect they would be sorely disappointed at the ticket sales.
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HaHa, that's true, although the "sucks" thread about Pink Floyd was about twice as long. Can we make the lazy inference, therefore, that P Floyd suck twice as much as EC ?

As for Morrissey, I don't think I've ever heard him, so from me, he gets a clear pass: doesn't suck at all.
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how do you go your whole life without hearing The Smiths...well I guess you didn't now
Quite happily I would imagine. And again, thread is not about The Smiths but Morrissey himself. Personally, I can't get past his whiny, I'm-so-sad-everyone-is-against-me self-pitying college kid lyrics. But what sucks about him most is his quote that Hitler was left-wing. Jesus Christ on a jetski, completely out of control heading towards a cruise liner and unable to make course corrections in time, while a pod of dolphins close their eyes and wait!
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Old 01-11-2022, 06:40 AM   #25 (permalink)
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how do you go your whole life without hearing The Smiths...well I guess you didn't now
By being a normal person whose identity isn't based on music.
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Ah, but how can you mention Morrissey without mentioning the Smiths? That's like saying what sucks about Paul McCartney without mentioning the Beatles.
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By being a normal person whose identity isn't based on music.
I have a couple friends like this (those freaks) and they still know who Morrissey is, and have heard one of the hits
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Old 01-11-2022, 10:17 AM   #28 (permalink)
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how do you go your whole life without hearing The Smiths...well I guess you didn't now
Yes, thanks to Batlord, I'm no longer a Morrissey Virgin.

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Thanks for that endorsement! The fact is that partly from choice and partly from circumstance, I was pretty much disconnected from mainstream media for about two decades: no radio, only Mexican tv, no internet. Plus my friends were mainly recommending artists from the 60s and 70s - but then came the internet, MB and Batlord to bring me up to date.
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The fact is that partly from choice and partly from circumstance, I was pretty much disconnected from mainstream media for about two decades: no radio, only Mexican tv, no internet. Plus my friends were mainly recommending artists from the 60s and 70s - but then came the internet, MB and Batlord to bring me up to date.
Mexican TV but no Mexican radio?...





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Good one, Psy-Fi ! Plus a good song too.
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