I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris - reworking an older song?

Uncleskinny

It's all good
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Is it my steamed-up mind, or is the new single similar in many respects to I Can Have Both (especially the chorus)? It's no bad thing - they are both terrific songs. Does anyone else hear this?

Thought not.

Peter
 
Is it my steamed-up mind, or is the new single similar in many respects to I Can Have Both (especially the chorus)? It's no bad thing - they are both terrific songs. Does anyone else hear this?

Thought not.

Peter

To me, it just seems like (another) attempt at a "jingly jangly" Smiths-esque tune. Something Is Squeezing My Skull would do much better as a lead single, and garner a bit more media attention. But who cares, I think we're all looking forward to the B-sides more than the single itself.
 

bobalmighty

*Cornette Face*
Jingly Jangly?

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Yeah, now you mention it the chorus does remind me of I Can Have Both. I am looking foward to hearing the studio version of Paris.

Love PTxx.
 

Maris

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To me, it just seems like (another) attempt at a "jingly jangly" Smiths-esque tune. Something Is Squeezing My Skull would do much better as a lead single, and garner a bit more media attention. But who cares, I think we're all looking forward to the B-sides more than the single itself.

I read that alot, i'm not so familiar with his b-sides, but are they really so much better? Can you give me an example which b-side is better that the actual single?
 
I read that alot, i'm not so familiar with his b-sides, but are they really so much better? Can you give me an example which b-side is better that the actual single?

Best b-side in my opinion is Jack The Ripper. He has loadsa great b-sides, I am sure there is a thread with all of them listed.

Love PTxx.
 

Young And Alive

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Best b-side in my opinion is Jack The Ripper. He has loadsa great b-sides, I am sure there is a thread with all of them listed.

Love PTxx.

I agree that Jack the Ripper is a tremendous b-side, although IMO the live version to be found on the Beethoven Is Deaf album is far superior, as is this 2007 performance of it.

My favourite Morrissey b-side however is "Lost", which was on the Roy's Keen single in 1997. It may even be my favourite Morrissey song of all time.
 

I am a Ghost

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I think ITMAAP is a completely shite choice as a first single and I thought "You Have Killed Me" was too.
"I Can Have Both" is pure class.
"Lost" is one of the greatest songs of all time.
 

Maris

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I agree with you IAAG, i've youtubed alot of "new" songs and from what i've heared so far, "Im throwing my arms around paris" is probably the least catchy song.
 

Kewpie

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not really

all Morrissey's songs sound the same

How many Morrissey's studio recorded albums have you listened?

Years of Refusal is his 9th solo studio album.

I don't find all Morrissey's songs sound the same.
 
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mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
Since we're on the topic of Maladjusted, I'd have to disagree with some people in saying that The Edges Are No Longer Parallel should have been an A-side. I have absolutely no qualm with the music, but Mozzer's lyrics just sound like he's reading straight out of a 9th grade geometry book including the adolescent heartache scribbled in the margins. "Lost" I can see -- but not TEANLP..
 
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