In Loving Memory of Andy Rourke: A Legendary Bassist May 17, 1964 – May 19, 2023
an indelible mark on the world of alternative rock
The Queen Is Dead. How Do You Feel?
so far, no statement from Morrissey!
A Search For An Anthem For 2020: 45 Songs To Describe This Year
it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood
The Smiths Movie A Go
Morrissey himself has given Shoplifters of the World his blessing
Morrissey warns fans not to follow The Smiths on Twitter
“Morrissey would like to stress that this account has not been sanctioned by him and has no connection to him. Follow it at your peril.”
The Smiths Manager Joe Moss, Dead At 72
Joe Moss was the former manager of the Smiths and he died last week at the age of 72. I knew him pretty well in the late 1970s, when we was partners with my brother-in-law in a store called “Crazy Face”. A very nice and much loved guy round our way, with only Morrissey having a bad word to say about him!
Ryan Adams Is Recording Taylor Swift’s 1989 Album In the Style Of The Smiths
I stumbled on this story and it took me a while before realizing it was not a joke…. Is Ryan Adams’ creative pipe drying out that he is recording a whole album of others’ songs? Or is he riding the Taylor Swift’s successful wave? I am not sure this new project is quite bizarre: Ryan…
Brandon Flowers Talks About Morrissey… Just Not To Us
They balanced this sense of humour with seriousness. With Johnny Marr on guitar and Andy Rourke on bass you couldn’t lose. And Morrissey’s voice is the closest thing we had to Elvis.”
The Smiths 1986 Tour Rider Appears Out of Nowhere
Again, not sure on its authenticity but its all in good fun anyway. Wonder what is on their riders now. Joyce and Rourke- well, do they even have riders or do they have to pack their own?
Career Peaks For U2… And Others
Like all of us, rock stars go through highs and lows, peaks and valley, just when you have the world you lose it all and just when things can’t go get any worse, everything clicks into place… for awhile. Here are some career peaks!
10 Songs: what rock nyc is listening to 1-2-14
Future Farmers Of America – Lou Reed – It sounds like it has escaped off his New York album, with a swift powerful kick and hard buzzing guitars from his final masterpiece as the millennium turned – A
Hear Ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-29-13
The problem here is much the same as the problem on the entire album: the songs aren’t there. Oh the singing is powerful and felt, the instrumentation first rate, the atitude a poerfect mesh of here and now and then, but the song can’t sell it – B-
Johnny Marr At The Henry Fonda Theater, Saturday November 2nd 2013
However, he was constantly focusing on his guitar play which was quite impressive, not at all ostentatious but full of intricate riffs, and I was enjoying the set even though I didn’t know any of these songs… until he played a Smiths song.
Hear Ye On Spotify what rock nyc is listening to 10-31-13
A Lullaby For You – Maria Taylor – Sleep deprived Maria wrote this as a melody she sang to her infant son every night that slowly became a full song and lead her all the way to her current album, Something About Knowing, it is like a deep dream of infancy and hope and protection – A
Welcome To This Charming Charlie: The Greatest Website Of Them All
Cool, right? And funny and kinda accurate because Lauren knows what children understand, Morrissey is two parts Charlie, one part Lucy, and the rest of the band are all Linus