Morrissey-1991-10-04-Hammersmith Odeon,London

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Post 02-Mar-2007 10:55

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Date: 1991-10-04
Location: Hammersmith Odeon, London,UK
Source: Japanese TV (Japanese subtitles)
Quality: 6/10
Lineage: TV -> VHS -> DVD ??? (DVD was recieved from friends 2 years ago)
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Set:
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Sister I'm A Poet
November Spawned A Monster
Pregnant For The Last Time
Alsatian Cousin
Interesting Drug
Mute Witness
My Love Life
Piccadilly Palare
Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Sing Your Life
The Loop
Suedehead
I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Disappointed (with Cosmic Dancer intro)
King Leer
Our Frank
Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Asian Rut
Total: 01:05:00
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Taken from http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/moz-b.htm
4 October 1991
Hammersmith Odeon, London
This show didn't start on a good note. Security at the Hammersmith Odeon was very strict and no one was allowed to leave their seats, something that annoyed Morrissey. But he took care of the situation halfway into the concert (read further for details). "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" returned to the setlist, as set opener. "Pregnant For The Last Time" replaced the noisy "That's Entertainment", perhaps because of the venue.
In live performances of "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" Morrissey was known to change a line to "just to make myself attracted to you", but on this date, he took it a step further by singing "just to make myself less attracted to you". In "Pregnant For The Last Time", the line "If ever we had the nerve to" was changed to "If ever we had the chance to" and "And people being nice for the very first time" to "...the last time".
There supposedly were microphone problems at the beginning of "Interesting Drug", although this can't be heard on any recording of the concert. At the end of "Mute Witness", Morrissey posed for an extended period of time with his forehead on his fist, in a thinker position. For some reason, in "Piccadilly Palare", at the end of the line "good sons like you, they never do...", Morrissey added "...at last".
After that number, Morrissey asked "I hope you haven't been hammered to your seats?". Then, at the beginning of "Driving Your Girlfriend Home", a fan who was trying to get on stage was brutally dragged away by security. This prompted Morrissey to move forward in order to see what was happening. He then stopped the band and asked "Why does the security have to be so ugly? We're going to have to have two minutes to do something about the security because this is shit". He and the band then exited the stage to discuss security matters. After 10 minutes, they came back to resume the show, to a relieved roaring crowd.
The venue's security was replaced by Morrissey's own and it did make a difference. But it might not have been the best of ideas because the crowd became uncontrollable. As soon as the first notes of a second take of "Driving Your Girlfriend Home" were heard, fans started climbing on stage and before he could barely sing his first word, Morrissey was already buried under 5 or 6 fans while others were struggling to make it up on stage. Meanwhile the band kept on playing the song as an instrumental, until Morrissey managed to free himself and make it back to the microphone. The whole situation could have angered any other performer, but it wasn't the case with Morrissey. He got back up with a smug look on his face, which he quickly hid. The fans didn't miss a single word because Morrissey started singing from the beginning, and not where he would have been in the song had he not been disturbed.
"Disappointed" was the standard set closer, or at least main set closer for the whole Kill Uncle tour. It was a natural position for that song, given its line "This is the final song that I will ever sing". Only twice was the song performed in a different position in 1991: the very first gig in Dublin, and this one. On this date, the band actually started playing "Cosmic Dancer", but after Morrissey did the first line "I was dancing when I was twelve", the band went straight into "Disappointed". Although Morrissey acted surprised, the whole thing was planned. In "Disappointed" Morrissey changed a line to "your friends and your foes, would rather die than have to shag you". The end of the song usually saw more changes, but on this date Morrissey just decided to leave his lines unfinished: "Young girl, one day... but the thing is... this is the last song I will ever sing... ooooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaah..." In "Our Frank" a line was changed to " the world may be ending, but look, I'm practically human".
This concert was recorded and broadcast on KROQ in Los Angeles three weeks later. It was also broadcast on Japanese television on 21 December 1991, with Japanese subtitles. This first television broadcast was limited to 13 songs, probably to fit inside a one-hour programme, but some re-runs featured the whole concert. In all cases, the banter in between songs was edited out. For obvious reasons, the security matters and concert interruption were also edited out.
"Suedehead", "I've Changed My Plea To Guilty", "Alsatian Cousin" and "Pregnant For The Last Time" from this concert can be found as b-sides on the "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" single.
The broadcast on Japanese television is circulated on bootleg VHS and DVDs. The full concert is usually featured, although some of the older VHS bootlegs only have the earlier 13-song broadcast.
A good number of audio bootlegs were produced from this video recording. The best of them is found on the manufactured bootleg cd "Home Is Where The Heart Is", which features the whole concert, in order. The sound is excellent, straight from the soundboard. This bootleg is also circulated with this alternate artwork.
"His Master's Voice" is a good second choice. It features the same recording in same quality, but the four songs following "Disappointed" were moved up so that the latter number ended up as set closer as it typically was on the Kill Uncle tour. Also, the whole set is featured except for "Piccadilly Palare" which was not included because a different version from an audience recording from 31 October 1991 was tagged on a bonus, with two new compositions from the same concert, "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" and "Pashernate Love".
"Digital Excitation" was probably produced from the radio broadcast because the sound is just as excellent, but the intros of certain songs have portions edited out, probably bits where an announcer was heard. The bootleg also lacks the first 2 songs. "King Lear" seems to have been produced from the same recording, the sound is excellent, it also lacks the first two numbers, but the editing is even worse than on "Digital Excitation".
A selection of 11 songs from this gig is available on a manufactured bootleg titled "There's A Place In LA For Me And My Friends", paired with full concerts from 1 June 1991 and 1 November 1991.
"Bona Fide Drag" features "Suedehead", "I've Changed My Plea To Guilty" and "Alsatian Cousin" from this concert, lifted from their official release on the "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" single. It also includes 9 songs from 26 February 1995; Skin Storm (studio version) and Disappointed (live Utrecht, Holland 1 May 1991) both from the "Pregnant For The Last Time" single; and the KROQ radio sessions of "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends", "My Love Life" and "Sing Your Life".


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Post 02-Mar-2007 12:42 (after 1 hour 46 minutes)

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many thanks SOFAD! :-)
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Post 02-Mar-2007 15:49 (after 3 hours)

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Thanks a lot for this dvd!
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Post 02-Mar-2007 16:50 (after 1 hour 1 minute)

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Thank you for sharing !
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Yeah, thanks a lot!
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Post 04-Mar-2007 11:32 (after 16 hours)

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Thanks for sharing, SOFAD !! :D
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Post 05-Mar-2007 17:27 (after 1 day 5 hours)

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Thanks for the up.
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Post 15-Mar-2007 02:27 (after 9 days)

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Hey guys...is this PAL or NTSC?
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Post 17-Mar-2007 00:23 (after 1 day 21 hour)

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Hey guys...is this PAL or NTSC?
It's 29.97 FPS so I believe that makes it NTSC.
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any one able to seed this golden oldie >
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