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absolutely terrible. god damn.
Half hearted. I don't reckon he should touch old material any more. It was REALLY fucking bad.
I recorded this to watch later. Did he do an interview or just perform?
throwing my arms around paris and this charming man
dick. The guitars and drums ruined it.
the guitars and drums were different. It would have been wrong to have a bloke immitating Marr completely.
good job morrissey and his little friends.
to expect a riff that was in the original song. how stupid of me.
now let us speak no more of this.
on Wednesday night and it sounded fucking brilliant. To expect Johnny Marr's riff would be stupid.
as to when you've heard Morrissey and this band play the song live before, considering that since the Smiths split, it's been played only 3 times live, all 3 occuring in the last week...
He played it when I saw him a few years ago. I'm bloody certain of it. He played Panic and Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want and some other Smiths songs. Srsly.
you must be mistaken...people who are far more in the know than I am have been freaking out since he played it on the Jimmy Kimmel show over in America last week...he then played it again at the BBC gig he did midweek (which I was very lucky to attend) and then again tonight (recorded yesterday) for the Jonathan Ross show...he's said for years that he would never play it again so I don't know what has caused the change of heart...also, on Wednesday night you may have heard I Keep Mine Hidden, which I was informed has never been performed live by either The Smiths or Morrissey himself...
I can understand the people saying that they don't want Marr imitation, but feck's sake was it crap. Considering Johnny Marr wrote the music, Morrissey should back the fuck off and leave well alone. I love him but tonight I really realised he isn't anywhere approaching godly without Johnny Marr. It's like watching half a person.
attitude stems from the fact that the Morrissey of then is so very, very different to the Morrissey that exists today...If Morrissey is nothing without Marr, then what has Marr become without Morrissey? As for backing off the songs are his and his to do what he pleases with...I for one am absolutely delighted that they have chosen to re-work it to suit the current uncomplicated musical style, rather than attempt a copy-cat version that would have been slaughtered for sounding nothing like Marr.
I see your point, and I WAS being dramatic, but they certainly were best together. It's an inarguable fact that Moz's lyrics sounded better with Marr and Marr's playing better with Morrissey. My point is he's always the first to bemoan the people looking back retrospectively, so why play a song that's so obviously 50/50 in terms of input? It makes no sense, no cover can compare. He may as well just reform the Smiths if he's up to that sort of thing.
to be discussing the ins and outs of that musical partnership :P
For me, Morrissey's reached the point of iconic status and artistry that he can pretty much do what he likes with any song he pleases...
but he ruined that song tonight, so he's not beyond criticism. And it's a fact he would be nothing without Marr.
who have seen the thing showcased in the flesh I can say I enjoyed it and it sounded good...the vocal certainly blew me away...
As for Marr, yeah he was the 100% necessary catalyst for it all to begin, but the bloke's done alright in the 23 years since they parted ways...
It's a bit pointless, so I will say I admire your fine taste and respect your differing opinion. Have a good weekend sir.
We'd probably get on famously in real life anywho
there was never any real disagreement anyway...
We could spend many an evening with an Arrested Development boxset I'm sure ;)