Recent content by Mike Rourke

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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jim Jim Falls"

    I'd agree the song is a little over-rated. The intro is gimmicky, the lyrics aren't great, and the verse melody is pretty forgettable. But there is a real euphoria to the chorus (music and singing melodies), and the middle eight/instrumental section really soars.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jim Jim Falls"

    It's a cracking piece of music - big congrats to Jesse T. The quality of his compositions on this album is amazing. The chorus has all the euphoria of a prime-time Smiths single (the singing melody is a little similar to 'William...'). Not a huge fan of the lyrics. The falling in love theme from...
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    Predict the title of Morrissey's next album

    Yes, quite. All you can do is hope for a title that isn't awful. Dog on a Chain is a great album so a real shame it's named after such an unfunny/unpleasant song. Even calling it 'Knockabout World' or 'Love is on its way out', for example, would have been miles better, and they are sufficiently...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Interesting Drug"

    Titting about with Bernard Sumner? Brilliantly expressed! And yes, a great song indeed. Full of zing!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Istanbul"

    One of the great mysteries of the modern era is how Mr Martin Boorer suddenly started writing so many brilliant songs again for the 2014 World Peace album. Easily his best form since Vauxhall and I. Within the deluxe version of the album, there are 4 or 5 absolute beauties including this one...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "In Your Lap"

    Yep, love the music generally on High School and this one's no exception. But it's the words that let much of the album down including on this song. The following lyrics are pretty great though: "I rescued you in so many ways You're good for a laugh, that's all you can say Summer is winter and...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "In the Future When All's Well"

    There were only three great songs on Ringleader and this was one of them. It fizzes with energy! Sad to see Alain's final appearance in any Morrissey footage. It's in a video for a song he didn't write which is the same as his first ever appearance (in the Sing Your Life video). 1991 to 2006 -...
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    New Morrissey Album - Fiona Dodwell

    Yep, as others have noted I think this means the fact that there is a new album is more than amazing (which it kind of is!) rather than that she's heard it and that's her view of the songs. Having said that, she probably is the most high-profile, totally uncritical, Morrissey-fan journalist and...
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    Percussion Discussion: Chad Smith says "just finished a Morrissey album" - Iggy Pop guests on it (February 20, 2021)

    PS - a thought occurs. Did Chad Smith write 'Hear the drummer get wicked'? If so we're in for a treat!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now"

    Ringleader was a hugely disappointing album. It promised so much - a new songwriter on half the compositions (first time in 15 years), a legendary producer, one of the world's greatest orchestral composers/arrangers, the whole thing set in Italy... Yet what did we get? Another album full of...
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    Percussion Discussion: Chad Smith says "just finished a Morrissey album" - Iggy Pop guests on it (February 20, 2021)

    Anyone know if Morrissey's ever recorded an album before without a record deal? I'm not aware that he has but might be wrong. Normally, a singer/group would record a couple of demos, offer them up to record companies and, if met with approval, be offered a deal which would fund the proper...
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    Percussion Discussion: Chad Smith says "just finished a Morrissey album" - Iggy Pop guests on it (February 20, 2021)

    Wow - this is great news. All seems genuine enough to me. Big congrats and thanks to whoever spotted it!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I'd Love To"

    Absolutely love this song. It's heavenly. One of Boz's very finest co-writes. It also amuses me a little that with the trance/chance lyric, he's used the same rhyming scheme as Abba's When I Kissed The Teacher!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Wish You Lonely"

    Tomb it may concern?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Will See You in Far-Off Places"

    Decades? Seems a little harsh. It was really just from Southpaw onwards, wasn't it? So, a decade!
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