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    Morrissey A-Z: "That's How People Grow Up"

    Morrissey has always rated this high, which has always been a mystery to me. Chug rock at its worst. For me the kindest way to interpret this is that M. makes fun of himself for pining the things he can't have, while other people suffer from much worse problems.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    Where do you hear criticism in the song? Reading the lyrics now I think it's clear that M. sympathizes with the teachers who are being harassed by both the pupils and their parents.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    My thoughts exactly. Two very long and experimental songs bookending six brash rock songs would have been a great formula for an album, but in my books only Reader Meet Author and reservedly Boy Racer are good enought to fit that bill. Nobody Loves You is my favourite of the whole era and You...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    My theory is that Morrissey just wanted to open and end the album with ten-minute songs, so both songs were stretched to fit that description. After all the lyrics in Southpaw end way before the five minute mark, so the second half is like a totally different track. But it works much better than...
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    Interview: Johnny Marr looks back on Electronic's debut album 30 years on

    I like her too! I've always been into Swans, Sunno))) and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, that kind of drone metal gothic post-rock thing, and hers is a more feminine take on that sound. Not something I'd listen to that often, but when I do, I'm always intrigued.
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    Interview: Johnny Marr looks back on Electronic's debut album 30 years on

    But apart from Morrissey, do you actuaaly like any music done after the seventies?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    Southpaw Grammar is indeed the most radical album of Morrissey's career. After the critical and commercial triumph of Vauxhall it was typically Morrissey to sign to a new label and produce in just over a year a loud and rauceous album bookended by two ten-minue behemoths. Sadly the six rock...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    That way of interpretation applies to very many of Morrissey's songs. The ever present thoughts of ending it all, in one way or another. But yet: Morrissey may find his current life stressful at times, but if he retired, what would he have left in his life? He has no family, he is not good at...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

    A brilliant foreboding opening to Southpaw Grammar, promising depth and intrigue that the rest of the album can't deliver. Some reviewers criticized Morrissey for sympathizing with the teachers instead of the pupils like he did in the eighties, but I thought that was a fresh and valid angle to...
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    Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Sep. 5, 2021) post-show

    My guess is that he doesn't want condemn the new songs to a half-life in YouTube as bad quality versions. Surely he remembers how the batch in 2011 was received, the last time he performed unreleased songs without having a record contract.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Sunny"

    Wikipedia states that Sunny was released two weeks after Boy Racer. Anyway, Boy Racer is very middling song coupled with live tracks as b-sides, so the whole package pales in comparison to Sunny with two other brand new songs. It was yet another Morrissey self-sabotage to leave those tracks to...
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    Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Sep. 4, 2021) post-show

    So even though there's one show left, it's probably safe to say we won't hear anything from Bonfire. Perhaps Morrissey has learnt his lesson from the 2011 tracks -- performing unreleased songs live gives them a half-life in badly recorded versions in YouTube. He did perform as yet unreleased...
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    Riot Fest: Morrissey's curated lineup / preview party details released (September 2, 2021)

    Isn't it a bit unfortunate being such a huge M fan in a band called Joyce Manor?
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    Interview: Johnny Marr looks back on Electronic's debut album 30 years on

    Not in so many words. I just pointed out that while Marr was crafting his "safe dance music" "back in the day" into a stone cold classic album (the Electronic's debut), your God had just released an album that not even he himself has much respect for.
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    Interview: Johnny Marr looks back on Electronic's debut album 30 years on

    Oh yes, give us the dazzling danger and breathless excitement of Kill Uncle any time.
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