Morrissey Appreciation Thread

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His wee brother is better IMO ...

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So you now think All along The Watchtower, Like A Rolling Stone, Blowin In The Wind, A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall, She Belongs To Me, Just Like A Woman, It's Alright Ma, Maggies Farm, and Mr Tambourine Man, plus hundreds of others were merely " money making " songs?

Are you fucking sure?
I said you could say that. To be honest I don't care that much,I was just saying you can always have a debate/discussion about music as everyone has different taste. You don't seem to be able to discuss anything without either putting in a load of swearing or being generally unpleasant.
 
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He is. He's a great lyricist but putting out a song is a lot more than penning lyrics, his musical arrangements and voice are crap, and before you go calling any one in here a moron, perhaps have good look at yourself with your need to abuse and insult every one you try and communicate with on here.
Sorry mate, but I would say you a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark here. Not about Bluesman needing to have a look at himself though :lol:
 
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There is a difference between not liking an artist, but still recognizing their talent/influence/greatness and calling them a "shite boyband" for example.
I know there is but i can;t see how they are so popular, ill give them props for influence and sales and everything but i just don;t see how so many people like there music.
 

JeffJoiner

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Was listening to The Queen Is Dead just yesterday. Great album.

I notice that when people browse through my vinyl they tend to comment when they come to The Smiths. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but almost always a comment. Don't get that with most artists.
 

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[video=youtube;zH18_dZIYOE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH18_dZIYOE[/video]
How can you not like that..
 

DBerry

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'Straya, cunt.
Sorry mate, but I would say you a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark here. Not about Bluesman needing to have a look at himself though :lol:
Well, I have to concede that Bluesman made some salient points in his reply to me, and in another post he made after mine, nice to see he returned to the conversation/debate in such a way. I agree with what he wrote, to be fair, Dylan's a great songwriter (I can't stand him as a performer though), as for the question of who's the greatest? Well that's an unanswerable, very subjective question
 

Tuff Gong

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I didn't mind The Smiths when I was a teenager, in fact I own The Queen Is Dead on vinyl, but unfortunately Morrissey's voice is no longer tolerable to me as an adult.

It's a shame because I really like Marr's music but Morrissey's voice over the top of it ruins it for me now so I can't listen to them anymore.
 

DBerry

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'Straya, cunt.
Funny how divisive Morrisy is as a lyricist, a few on here (my self included) think his lyrics are a load of wank and then others, such as Strike, see brilliance in them.
 

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Funny how divisive Morrisy is as a lyricist, a few on here (my self included) think his lyrics are a load of wank and then others, such as Strike, see brilliance in them.
I think he has a certain quirkiness and wit to his lyrics but by no means do I think he is the greatest lyricist of all time or anywhere near there.

Off the top of my head I'd place Dylan, Lennon, Weller, Strummer, Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks, post-Black Flag era Rollins ahead of him ("if you could see the you that I see when I see you seeing me you'd see yourself so differently") and many more if I were to spend the time going through my music collection.