London - Brixton Academy (Mar. 1, 2018) post-show

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Setlist:

The Last Of The Famous International Playboys / I Wish You Lonely / Suedehead / Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage / My Love, I'd Do Anything For You / The Bullfighter Dies / Munich Air Disaster 1958 / When You Open Your Legs / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / I Bury The Living / Back On The Chain Gang / If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me / Home Is A Question Mark / Who Will Protect Us From The Police? / Spent The Day In Bed / Jack The Ripper / Hold On To Your Friends / How Soon Is Now? / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Judy Is A Punk // Irish Blood, English Heart

Setlist provided by an anonymous person.


  • Morrissey review: Big mouth strikes with more shock and awe by Rick Pearson (3 of 5 stars, 1 photo by Angela Lubrano) - London Evening Standard. Link posted by an anonymous person.

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  • Morrissey's quest to be disliked continues - Brixton Academy, review by Chris Harvey (3 of 5 stars, 1 photo by Angela Lubrano) - The Telegraph. Link posted by Famous when dead.
  • Morrissey, Brixton Academy, London — classics and clunkers by Ludovic Hunter-Tilney (2 of 5 stars, 1 photo by Angela Lubrano) - Financial Times. Link posted by Famous when dead.
 
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Anonymous

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I disagree with this Chris Harvey fool. Morrissey's opinions are well-reasoned and conscientious. He's an ethical person with high standards. His artistry only gets more cool. I personally like hearing the fresher material better which is more interesting.

#iHeartMOZ

The Telegraph - 3/5*s by Chris Harvey.

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Morrissey's quest to be disliked continues - Brixton Academy, review.

"“Bring back free speech,” shouted Morrissey, twice, as he took the stage at Brixton Academy and launched, thrillingly, into The Last of the Famous International Playboys in front of a still-adoring crowd. The former lead singer of The Smiths, looking more and more like a steel-faced pub danger as he heads towards his sixties, is clearly feeling aggrieved about being castigated in all quarters for his increasingly offensive remarks over recent years."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/w...st-disliked-continues-brixton-academy-review/





The Financial Times 2/5*s by Ludovic Hunter-Tilney.


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Morrissey, Brixton Academy, London — classics and clunkers.

"The singer had a point to prove. But then again, when doesn’t he? His awful new album Low in High School variously mocks soldiers dying in wars, salutes Israel’s courage, denounces the media and makes the case for staying in bed all day while “enslaved” workers toil. During the promotional campaign he provoked outrage by appearing to defend the actor Kevin Spacey against allegations of sexual assault in a German interview (he claims he was misquoted)."


https://www.ft.com/content/494bd090-1e1b-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6

The FT site is abysmal - if someone feels like culling the whole text - please feel free. It switches to a pay wall after one viewing - so yarblockos to them: click spoiler below to view it in full.

Regards,
FWD.

The singer’s set was dispatched with energy and simmering anger — but few of the songs were up to scratch.

Well, that was an entrance. The big sheet upon which a film had been projected for the previous 30 minutes showing Morrissey’s pantheon of greats — Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, James Baldwin — fell to the floor to reveal the man himself, puffing his chest out, sucking in half the oxygen in the Brixton Academy and striding to the microphone stand at the front of the stage. “Bring back free speech!” he shouted twice amid a big drum roll. Then his band struck up “The Last of the Famous International Playboys”, sung with gusto by Morrissey and audience alike. The singer had a point to prove. But then again, when doesn’t he? His awful new album Low in High School variously mocks soldiers dying in wars, salutes Israel’s courage, denounces the media and makes the case for staying in bed all day while “enslaved” workers toil. During the promotional campaign he provoked outrage by appearing to defend the actor Kevin Spacey against allegations of sexual assault in a German interview (he claims he was misquoted). His current tour has so far attracted less controversy. At this evening’s show, the first of four London dates, he was determined to let his songs do the talking. That familiar keening voice, at once assertive and wounded, was foregrounded in the sound mix: Morrissey would not be muzzled by the hated forces of establishment censorship tonight. Nominally on drums, guitars, bass and keyboards, his backing band all played second fiddle. They wore black berets and Black Panthers T-shirts, a semi-ironic resistance-fighter get-up.

The 21-song set was dispatched with energy and a simmering sense of anger. There was no hint of the health problems that dogged him a few years ago, bar a couple of sneezes during back catalogue favourite “Suedehead”. Most of the other tracks were drawn from recordings made after his 2004 comeback You Are the Quarry. And here lay the problem. The flipside to his ardour for free speech is an excessive devotion to the sound of his own voice Only the most one-eyed Morrissey fan (there are still quite a lot of them) could claim his latter albums hold a candle to his Smiths and early solo work. Lyrics have become wordy and opinionated, holding forth in songs whose lumpy music seems nailed on as an afterthought. The flipside to his ardour for free speech is an excessive devotion to the sound of his own voice. Brexit allegory “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage” demanded reassessment, building to a formidable climax of drums and chants. “Home Is a Question Mark” had a sharp solo from a guitarist, stepping out from his second-fiddle role. A compellingly angry version of the only Smiths song, “How Soon Is Now?”, ended with Morrissey on his knees, head on the drum riser, lit by a spotlight. He held the pose as his band struck up the sweeping melody to “Everyday Is Like Sunday”, before rising to his feet and turning around — a grand moment of theatre. But he sang his signature song as though playing with it, adding a new refrain apparently involving a barked repetition of the Spanish word for “when”. Meanwhile there was no salvaging clunkers such as “The Bullfighter Dies” — played against slow-motion videos of toreadors getting gored — or “I Bury the Living”, a heavy-handed anti-war screed. The obviousness that has stripped away nuance from Morrissey’s music was apparent in stage gestures like the snipping fingers that helpfully accompanied a line about castration in “Spent the Day in Bed”. Such ripe stagecraft did at least ensure he was highly watchable. Tossing his head and snapping the microphone lead, he appropriated the flamboyant machismo of the detested toreador for his own antithetical purposes. For all his foibles, or maybe because of them, Morrissey is a fascinating rock star, deserving of a place among the pantheon of heroes in the film he screened earlier. If only he could still write the songs to match.
 
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You are obvious immature, so I won't waste others time with you, apologies to others real fans for engaging with the nut case....back to topic. MORRISSEY
And you obviously have a very poor grasp of grammar, and I’m obviously way more intelligent and articulate than you. But don’t worry about it, you might just still scrape your way through life. Hopefully you can read this post. I’m not absolutely certain you have the reading skills.
 
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Anonymous

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In response to the anonymous reviewer who sat in the circle and complained about the aged crowd...
I sat behind you and saw you writing your notes. At least the old folk were taking part in the event. You were the biggest fogey of them all.
I’m getting on, having been a massive Smiths fan, as a teenager. You can’t understand why people still turn out to see the old racist perform, even though his new music is absolutely terrible. Why were you even there?
My summary would be that Mozza should give up with his awful attempts to write political songs. Leave that to Billy Bragg. His talent is for melodic angst- wridden, self contemplation. I think this will be the last time I give him the benefit of the doubt and pay to see him.
 
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vegan.cro spirit #4

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Talking of Americans... I had the most horrendous American woman next to me, moaning every time anybody even breathed. Obviously she wasn't representing all Americans... just very dull, lifeless Americans, with no joy in their lives and no experience of being at the front of a concert. Perhaps she should have booked the Royal Box?

I guess big fat pasty ones from Wessex holding and gulping two liter lagers in each paw, hollering all around before passing out is best? Wearing they natty hair up in a bun, and tats on each wrist.
 

Suedehead90

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Does anyone have any videos/photos taken during ‘Hold On To Your Friends’? I’ve seen the one posted on YouTube by ‘baby j’ so looking for others that may have been taken. I was lucky enough to grab Morrisseys hand over the barrier during the latter of the song...so was hoping for a photo or a still from a video! Thanks in advance!
 
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Anonymous

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People keep saying we'll miss him when he's gone but the truth is he lost it years ago and never got back on the rails. Sad but true.

Benny-the-British-Butcher :greatbritain::knife:

What's more sad is seeing you inevitably comment on every post about him every single day. You're clearly obsessed with him. At least moz has contributed to this world artistically, why don't you give it a go rather than spending so much time on silly little fake internet accounts? Then you might actually have a leg to stand on.
 
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Post your info and reviews related to this concert in the comments section below. Other links (photos, external reviews, etc.) related to this concert will also be compiled in this section as they are sent in.

Setlist:

The Last Of The Famous International Playboys / I Wish You Lonely / Suedehead / Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage / My Love, I'd Do Anything For You / The Bullfighter Dies / Munich Air Disaster 1958 / When You Open Your Legs / World Peace Is None Of Your Business / I Bury The Living / Back On The Chain Gang / If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me / Home Is A Question Mark / Who Will Protect Us From The Police? / Spent The Day In Bed / Jack The Ripper / Hold On To Your Friends / How Soon Is Now? / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Judy Is A Punk // Irish Blood, English Heart

Setlist provided by an anonymous person.


All the reviews of this tour from Aberdeen to Birmingham have been great, but come before the miserable po faced London hacks they'll draw out every ounce of sh**te from 1992 to now just to press their bile, whether it's his "awful" new album (Telegraph) or snarky comment on his age (E.Standard). Typical London. Typical southern ponces.
 

reelfountain

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Moz at Brixton the other night was an ecstatic experience. I was jumping around down near the front and have never had such a good time. Apart from a few incidents, squabbles here and there, it was a really friendly night. And Moz's voice was spectacular. Were the reviewers even there?
 

Hotplatters

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All the reviews of this tour from Aberdeen to Birmingham have been great, but come before the miserable po faced London hacks they'll draw out every ounce of sh**te from 1992 to now just to press their bile, whether it's his "awful" new album (Telegraph) or snarky comment on his age (E.Standard). Typical London. Typical southern ponces.
Yes, because we all work for newspapers... I thought he was great.

I also thought we’d grown out of this childish North/ South bollocks.
 

countthree

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All the reviews of this tour from Aberdeen to Birmingham have been great, but come before the miserable po faced London hacks they'll draw out every ounce of sh**te from 1992 to now just to press their bile, whether it's his "awful" new album (Telegraph) or snarky comment on his age (E.Standard). Typical London. Typical southern ponces.

I had the same feeling after reading those shameful reviews. The people who wrote them don't even try to hide the fact they are crucifying Morrissey for his political views. They even show their hands after throwing the stone as if they were competing between them to hit harder, like the good nazis at heart they are. Or maybe they are just cheap mercenaries. Who knows.

Bring back free speech (Morrissey)
 
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URBANUS

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I had the same feeling after reading those shameful reviews. The people who wrote them don't even try to hide the fact they are crucifying Morrissey for his political views. They even show their hands after throwing the stone as if they were competing between them to hit harder, like the good nazis at heart they are. Or maybe they are just cheap mercenaries. Who knows.

Bring back free speech (Morrissey)
You make no sense as usual. We all know your views don't match those of Moz anywhere. Moz is nowadays compared with nazis if you ever failed to notice that. Of everyone on here you really have the thickest Morrissey glasses of all.
People like you worked hard for ages to stop free speech as you considered free speech only to be good for the nazis. When people say nazis too many times it means they never studied national socialism and what they are about today.
Time to update your knowledge and stop reading books that never took you anywhere. Moz is for free speech which means he wants nazis to voice their opinion in media and in the street and anywhere they like so he's not exactly backing your snowflake agenda is he?
 
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URBANUS

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Yes, because we all work for newspapers... I thought he was great.

I also thought we’d grown out of this childish North/ South bollocks.
Why?
Because the south and north all of sudden merged into being the same?
In every country in the world the difference between the south and north is gigantic culturally and spiritually which is why this we are all equal BS makes no sense at all. If we cannot unite regions close to one another how the hell are we supposed to unite the entire world and entire continents?
It's just a globalist scheme to sell more products and services no one needs. More borders and more control and less freedom is the only cure for the world.
 
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URBANUS

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Moz at Brixton the other night was an ecstatic experience. I was jumping around down near the front and have never had such a good time. Apart from a few incidents, squabbles here and there, it was a really friendly night. And Moz's voice was spectacular. Were the reviewers even there?
They had tea with your ear wax!
 

Hotplatters

Member
Why?
Because the south and north all of sudden merged into being the same?
In every country in the world the difference between the south and north is gigantic culturally and spiritually which is why this we are all equal BS makes no sense at all. If we cannot unite regions close to one another how the hell are we supposed to unite the entire world and entire continents?
It's just a globalist scheme to sell more products and services no one needs. More borders and more control and less freedom is the only cure for the world.
Are you 12? You sound like you’re addressing the school debating club.
 

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