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    Morrissey A-Z: "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?"

    Maybe those white socks wick the sweat away from his feet. I can't believe I just typed that.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?"

    Next up is the second cover version to feature in our A-Z, the original being by Waylon Jennings. The live recording was included on the deluxe edition of Low in High School. For what it's worth, I really like this! (And interesting to read the comments below that YouTube clip: some negatives...
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    Young pop singer Olivia Rodrigo wearing Morrissey shirt

    By most metrics, "drivers license" is the biggest song in the world right now. (It reminded me of Snow Patrol, for some reason?!) I like this quote from her: "There’s nothing like sitting at the piano in my bedroom and writing a really sad song. It’s truly my favorite thing in the world."
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

    I love it! Great way of reworking the song.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

    I also rather love the progression from 1988's "Don't take your life" to 2020's "for god's sake just kill yourself". (I mean, I know suicide is no laughing matter, but still...)
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

    Do we actually believe Morrissey when he said this was written about/for Johnny, though? It just seems so lyrically...odd, for that - when there are other songs that seem to fit that particular bill much more obviously. Oh, who knows? (And interestingly at the end of the same quote, Morrissey...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"

    Next up in our gently evolving A-Z is this song, track five on Viva Hate. What do we think of this one?
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    Strange/unexpected Moz references?

    Ha! "A good singing song" is brilliant, though, for "Panic".
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Ammunition"

    Yes, agree with all of this! Honestly if you take out the vocals there's almost nothing going on here musically, it's strange. The voice, the melody and the lyrics turn it into something...interesting, at least.
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    Oscar Wilde book from 80's Morrissey photo's

    Hi there, it's this book: Oscar Wilde in the "Irish Lives" series, by Richard Pine, published by Macmillan in 1983.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Ammunition"

    Up next in the A-Z of Morrissey songs is this one, a Boz composition from the Maladjusted album. As with so many of his solo songs, for me this is musically bland but elevated by a lovely, understated vocal melody (he sounds so tired here) and intriguing lyrics.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "America Is Not the World"

    Yes, as in last week: "That's not who we are". Well OK, but it kind of is.
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    Book of Condolence Thread

    Ah, that's a shame. What a massive influence he had on the sound of pop music.
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    How was the first impact of The Smiths in your life?

    My older brother taped the first album for me the day it came out and out of curiosity more than anything I listened to it in the dark in my bed on my Walkman and within the first minute of "Reel Around the Fountain" it felt like my life had changed.
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    Strange/unexpected Moz references?

    That 8-word review of the Chaka Khan song is just so good!
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