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- I Know Very Well How I Got My Name (studio version)
- King Leer (live from Steve Wizard show 9/9/91)
- Jack the Ripper (studio version)
- Sunny (live from Later with Jools Holland 11/11/95)
- Jeane (original from Troy Tate sessions)
- Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference/My Insatiable One (live from Colorado 10/1/92)
- Interlude (studio version)
- William, It Was Really Nothing (live from John Peel show 10/9/84)
- You've Had Her (studio version)
- Wonderful Woman (original from Troy Tate sessions)
- Used To Be A Sweet Boy (live from Scotland 2/95)
- Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (live from Brixton Academy 12/86)
- Interlude (instrumental studio version)
- Interview Part 1 (from ERA first Smiths anniversary).
Morrissey is presented with the Novello Award for PRS Most Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, he dedicated it to "John Marr of Whythenshawe". There was a small interview with Britain's Radio 1 by an interviewer with a crush. Listen to it here. Courtesy of Morrissey-solo. Thanks David.
California ska group Save Ferris covers Sing Your Life! Listen to a short clip (.wav format) here. Thanks to the writer of well never mind.
Better Than Ezra covers "How Soon Is Now?" - At their recent Athens, Georgia show at the 40 Watt Club, Better Than Ezra took a piece of "How Soon Is Now?" to use as an opener to one of their songs.
Morrissey's Birthday! As many of us know already, Morrissey celebrated his 39th birthday on May 22nd. There were small parties in clubs everywhere, including Niagara Falls in Boston, Massacheusetts. Here are some of the wild pictures (special thanks to the creator of Wide To Receive)
"Former Smiths singer/now solo artist Morrissey is working on a U.S.-only of import, B-side and rare tracks, most of which have been rare or unavailable before. The collection will feature rare photos of the mope-pop singer and an enhanced CD portion with the never-before-released-in-the-U.S. video for the song 'Sunny'." (Gil Kaufma - ATN) 1/22/98 - Courtesy of Addicted To Noise
Carl Steadman's (co-founder of Suck) 1997 Top 10:(#9)Morrissey - Maladjusted "if morrissey and electronic toured together, who would headline?""if morrissey and ian curtis got into a fight, who would win?""don't you think it's about time for a smiths reunion tour?""give it another album. but I'm not sure that morrissey and johnny marr could call themselves the smiths, because of the legal troubles.""they could call themselves 'marrissey'.""yeah. and they could get that 'hippy chick' to play drums." 1/13/98 - Courtesy of Addicted To Noise
There Is A Light compilation released... Includes indie group Braid covering The Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out". The cost is $7.95 (U.S.) before shipping and handling. For more information, visit Parasol Records.
The collection of Morrissey's solo singles, Suedehead-The Best Of Morrissey was released. The list is as follows:
There will also be a collection of rareties called My Early Burglary Years. It is supposed to be released August 18th, 1998 under Moz's old label, Reprise, but we'll see. No breath-holding here.
- Everyday Is Like Sunday
- That's Entertainment
- Hold On To Your Friends
- My Love Life
- Interesting Drug
- Our Frank
- Piccadilly Palare
- Ouija Board, Ouija Board
- You're the One for Me, Fatty
- We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
- Last of the Famous International Playboys
- Pregnant For the Last Time
- November Spawned a Monster
- The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
Found in the dark corners of Morrissey's closet were the songs "Oh Phoney", "Striptease With A Difference", "My Name Is Mortimer", "The Bed Took Fire", "Born To Hang", "Fantastic Bird", and" Stay As You Are". Recorded between '90 and '93, they were never to appear on an album. Could they possibly be slotted for the new rarities collection "My Early Burglary Years"?
In Older News....
Tour News Morrissey's Maladjusted tour has been a success. I have listed all the tour dates and some pictures sent from a fan at the Providence, RI show. I've also added my review of the Kissimmee, FL show as well as some others. Be sure to check them out!
About a year ago, the soundtrack to the hit television show "Friends" was released. Morrissey was supposed to have a song on there, but it never happened. Now there's going to be a second soundtrack for the show, and Morrissey is again supposed to lend a song. The show is nearly as popular in the UK as it is here in the US, and if Moz does decide to add a track, I think it would create a special "bridge" for this American show.
F.Y.I~ According to Microsoft Music Central (TM), Morrissey (accidently?) recorded the video for "Alma Matters" in a meat-packing warehouse. I found this extremely odd. Odder still is the fact that he's wearing a Beck T-shirt (his own) in the video. Apparently, Moz is a big fan. Beck should be flattered!