Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGANS will be presenting their annual Morrissey Birthday performances at these West Coast venues. Listen to "Breakfast with The Smiths: The World of Morrissey" Sundays at 9am pacific on http://www.Indie1031.com for a chance to win tickets
For nearly a decade, Club Dedo, 204 Rio Grande, El Paso, Texas, has proudly celebrated Morrissey's birthday. This year's fiesta will happen Thurs., May 19th, from 9pm-2am. No cover, drink specials, and plenty of Moz/Smiths originals and covers, Britpop, 60's girl groups, Motown and Rockabilly. 21+ only!
Wilder’s reasons for his choice of Morrissey's You Are The Quarry are also interesting – he's not a fan of Steven Patrick's music, but says he feels as a lyricist he'll only be regarded after he's gone. And, indeed, he’d love to get him onboard for a Recoil track.
...Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
Steven Morrissey is simply one of our most underrated writers or poets who, I believe, will only be fully recognised posthumously. Morrissey has quite a lot of detractors, even now. There's plenty of admirers out there, of course, but he's a love-to-hate character. He rubs people up the wrong way occasionally, and those things tend to overlook what he's most...
I hadn't heard of them until pointed in their direction by a Facebook link.
Anyway, the PS22 Chorus have done a great cover version of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. It's on their Blogspot page, but the Youtube link is as follows:
From the blogspot post:
On a whim at rehearsal today, I decided to try this song (one of my favorite songs from high school) on the PS22 Chorus, and what a perfect fit! This is "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths!
Check out Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes and Nina Diaz of Girl In A Coma covering Please Please Please last night at Webster Hall studio..they are on tour together. It was an amazing show! The video is at facebook.com/girlinacoma.