The Times: "Rick Astley on his latest unlikely sell-out venture — covering the Smiths with Blossoms" (September 30, 2021)

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I haven't read the whole article (because paywall), but it starts as follows and the link is here:

"Rick Astley and Morrissey are not obvious musical bedfellows. One is among the most revered artists in British music history and the other is — well, Rick Astley.

News that Astley was teaming up with the Stockport band Blossoms for two concerts to play songs from the Smiths was a gift to social media. The ripostes came flying: from “Heaven knows I’m miserable now” to “Please, please, please let me get what I want”. “This is both funny and horrible and at the same time,” the Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr tweeted. Of course tickets for this week’s shows sold out in minutes."

Morrissey Central “SAY IT LOUD, I’M ME AND I’M PROUD.” (September 29, 2021)

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1) World Peace Is None Of Your Business.
2) Ringleader of the Tormentors.
3) You Are The Quarry.
4) Bona Drag.
5) Vauxhall and I.
6) Your Arsenal.
7) Louder than Bombs.
8) Strangeways, Here We Come.
9) Rank.
10) Swords.
11) California Son.
12) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain.
13) Years Of Refusal.
14) Low In High School.
15) Southpaw Grammar.
16) Beethoven Was Deaf.
17) Meat Is Murder.
18) The Queen Is Dead.
19) Maladjusted.
20) Viva Hate.
21) Greatest Hits.
22) Hatful of Hollow.
23) Singles.
24) Live at Earls Court.
25) The World Won't Listen.
26) Kill Uncle.
27) The Best Of.
28) Very Best Of.
29) The Smiths.
30) Rare.

Images omitted.
Zero context given around numbering.

Morrissey Central "77 VEGAS STRIP" (September 29, 2021)

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1. Alain Whyte returns.
2. Brendan Buckley, part Irish/part South Korean, plays drums.
3. Gustavo Manzur trumpets away.
4. Solomon Walker bassist.
5. Elvis Presley LP handed to Morrissey.
6. Jesse Tobias plays crash-cymbals; Lillian Hellman looks on.


Morrissey Central "Hold On To Your Friends." (September 29, 2021)

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Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

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Not a usual post from Marr:



Morrissey Central "SHOT IN CHICAGO" (September 23, 2021)

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Jesse Tobias

Alain Whyte and Solomon Walker
photographer unknown


Morrissey Central "LOVE IS ON ITS WAY IN" (September 23, 2021)

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The Alternative Hit Parade interviews Alain Whyte (August, 2021)

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1hr 40 video interview with Alain.
Lots of discussion about the band idea prior to rejoining Morrissey.
Worth a listen.
Not sure how this flew under the radar though.
He mentions he wanted to play The Loop again live.
Can't see it posted on here anywhere.

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