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    Judge John Weeks dead (April 2021)

    I'm fairly sure it was Judge Weeks' final wish on his deathbed that his passing would inspire such a fevered debate as to who exactly wrote what, with regard to The Smiths.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Mute Witness"

    One of absolute favourites from Kill Uncle, I've loved this song since the first day I heard it. Fascinating lyrics which could equally be sung over a slow, mournful backing but here juxtaposed with Langer's bouncy, upbeat Roxy-esque sounds. And there are so many elements to Morrissey's vocal...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Mute Witness"

    We kick off the week with this Morrissey/Langer composition from Kill Uncle. What do we think?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Munich Air Disaster 1958"

    Oh it was just a cheap joke. I quite like the song and it's a great one to play at any Manchester shows but outside of that...well, there are other songs I'd much rather hear. (But then I guess we all think that, right?)
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Munich Air Disaster 1958"

    I sometimes wonder if the 1958 in the title is the number of times he intends to play it live...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Munich Air Disaster 1958"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, a B-side of "Irish Blood, English Heart" and also included on the deluxe YATQ. What do we think?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Mountjoy"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Boorer composition, from World Peace Is None of Your Business. What do we think?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Morning Starship"

    "Your Voice Doesn't Go with Your Face" sounds like a half-decent Morrissey B-side...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Morning Starship"

    I'm with you on this - absolutely love it! It just sounds so fresh and sparkly and crisp and the way he enunciates in his singing is spectacular. I still listen to this loads and loved it at Wembley last year, too.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Morning Starship"

    Our song for today is another cover version, this time Morrissey's version of Jobriath's "Morning Starship", taken from his self-titled album of 1973. Morrissey's cover was the lead-off track on California Son. What do we think?
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon River"

    wow, that is such a strange tracklisting on that album!
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon River"

    It's completely incongruous with the song, really, but it's inextricably tied up for me with memories of living by the beach in Florida and that's why I love listening to this, from time to time. Just one of those weirdly pure memory triggers.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon River"

    Today's song is Morrissey's cover of the Mercer/Mancini composition from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Morrissey's version was recorded in 1994 and featured as a B-side on the "Hold on to Your Friends" and "Now My Heart Is Full" singles. I've included the short and extended versions here, as...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon Over Kentucky"

    I don't think of those as covers, really, but I know what you mean! I liked what Belle & Sebastian did for a while, where they'd play one cover at each show, which was connected to that town or city. (Or sometimes they'd improvise a cover based on a shout-out from the audience, although that's...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon Over Kentucky"

    I've never understood the appeal of Sparks, either. But fair play to those who adore them, I guess...
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