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Urban Hat€monger ? 07-10-2006 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Imonlydancing
Have you listened to Morrissey live at earls court?
if you have, you can actually see how arrogant he is.
I do admire him for speaking out his views, but just the fact that he talks like he's gods gift, it's really not cool, and i don't see how people should look up to people like that.

Thats why he`s so great.
He`s the total antithisis to 'caring' rock stars like Bono & Chris Martin.

We love him because he is a miserable bastard.

anyway you think he`s bad I suggest you look up Mark E Smith from The Fall.He makes Morrissey look as diplomatic as Kofi Annan

Jonny Sniper 08-01-2006 06:09 PM

hey imonlydancing.
thats my ****ing live cd!
and yer he is arrogant in that.
i love it
and the smiths.
the queen is dead is a quality album

jonmarshall 08-20-2006 03:52 AM

i personally love the smiths and have done for not a very long time, but after my girlfriend played them non-stop for two months i was sucked in and now love them

they defined indie and morissey gave hope to geeks from the 80's to be who they wanted to be. their legacy is huge and they have been inspiration for the libertines, oasis, bloc party and so on

at first they can seem, in a word, *cheesy* but when you think of the context these thoughts soon vanish. they were lead by a new romantic geek who was depressed and had a lot of love to give but is celabate and never been in love

they came from manchester where life is pretty dull to say the least and wrote the most beautiful songs from the 80's

if they do not appeal to you, keep on listening or read morisseys lyrics and i assure you that you will love them within the month

there is a light and it never goes out

right-track 08-20-2006 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jonmarshall
i personally love the smiths and have done for not a very long time, but after my girlfriend played them non-stop for two months i was sucked in and now love them

they defined indie and morissey gave hope to geeks from the 80's to be who they wanted to be. their legacy is huge and they have been inspiration for the libertines, oasis, bloc party and so on

at first they can seem, in a word, *cheesy* but when you think of the context these thoughts soon vanish. they were lead by a new romantic geek who was depressed and had a lot of love to give but is celabate and never been in love

they came from manchester where life is pretty dull to say the least and wrote the most beautiful songs from the 80's

if they do not appeal to you, keep on listening or read morisseys lyrics and i assure you that you will love them within the month

there is a light and it never goes out

Manchester is far from dull. Tough, bleak at times, harsh maybe...but never dull.
Living in Manchester gives a person plenty to draw from life, as is probably the case with Morrissey and for that matter a seemingly endless list of Mancunian lyricists.
I agree with your points about The Smiths though.
Their legacy will inspire bands for years to come. :beer:

Edit: My idea of "dull" would be living in Surrey. ;)

jonmarshall 08-20-2006 04:37 AM

sorry mate i wasnt slagging it off or anything like that, to be fair there is probably a lot more going on up there than down here.

down here is full of people trying to act upper class and then people who are so scummy its laughable.

what i mean was that in the 80's in salford and around alot of the people like morrissey felt like they needed to get out of manchester

long live the smiths

right-track 08-20-2006 04:49 AM

No offence taken mate.
And people here still feel the need to "get out".
It's a love hate relationship...probably echoed around the countries big cities, not just here.
Oasis got out and never came back.
Other bands around that time felt the need to go to London, with the exception of bands from Factory Records etc.

Why go to London, when London can come to us?
I think that's how it should be.

andy 08-20-2006 09:25 AM

I've only recently got into em, have Meat is Murder and the Queen is dead, I love them

Friday 12-07-2006 09:44 AM

Anyone who seriously likes music has had a Smiths phase I think. Or maybe that should be anyone who seriously felt alone at one point.

"What she said, I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death."

TheBig3 01-09-2007 05:04 AM

I'm going to hit up Wikipedia for some backgroundinformations thats too long to explain (like why does everyone blow Johnny Marr) but I just heard "Am I still Ill" of hatful of hollow and I thought wow, this is the second track I don't hate...and I actually like this one.

I don't know something about How Soon is now with its "semi-horn passin on the highway" opening puts me off.

right-track 01-09-2007 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog (Post 323052)
I'm going to hit up Wikipedia for some backgroundinformations thats too long to explain (like why does everyone blow Johnny Marr)

My quick answer would be...he's an artists artist.
Respected by many musicians for his guitarwork and rightly so.
Despite his fame, I think he's still underated.


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