How many Smiths Covers has Morrissey done???

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Post 12-Jan-2010 20:14

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I know Morrissey hates this because I'm actually quite fond of the "This Charming Man (New York Vocal)". I just like the repeated bar of the intro at the beginning and Rourke and Joyce jamming for the minute as Johnny's riff flies back in with Morrissey's vocal!
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Post 12-Jan-2010 20:23 (after 8 minutes)

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I know Morrissey hates this because I'm actually quite fond of the "This Charming Man (New York Vocal)". I just like the repeated bar of the intro at the beginning and Rourke and Joyce jamming for the minute as Johnny's riff flies back in with Morrissey's vocal!
Me too, the drum machine i'm not keen on though.
I like the Peel Session version better than the usual "Manchester" one though.
Not keen on the "London" one.
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Post 12-Jan-2010 21:06 (after 43 minutes)

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London sounds like as if it's being classically played, it's somehow very wrong for This Charming Man, my best friend perfers that version to the Manchester version....he's so wrong!
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Post 13-Jan-2010 08:25 (after 11 hours)

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ditto sweet fa i think that the peel session version is far more superior and rawer
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Post 15-Feb-2010 15:29 (after 1 month 2 days)

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I also don't think How Soon Is Now in Morrissey's Gigs, will ever the same as Craig Gannon and Johnny Marr playing it through the 1986 set list, it just sounds a lot heavy and more exciting. Morrissey's band doesn't seem to really care about The Smiths Classics, take the power chord version of This Charming Man. Why don't they just play it jangly like the original? Johnny Marr made that riff for the song, so it doesn't make much sense.
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Post 15-Feb-2010 23:54 (after 8 hours)

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I also don't think How Soon Is Now in Morrissey's Gigs, will ever the same as Craig Gannon and Johnny Marr playing it through the 1986 set list, it just sounds a lot heavy and more exciting. Morrissey's band doesn't seem to really care about The Smiths Classics, take the power chord version of This Charming Man. Why don't they just play it jangly like the original? Johnny Marr made that riff for the song, so it doesn't make much sense.
I love his band's versions of Smiths songs, those two in particular.
I don't mind a bit of musical re-interpretation at all, so long as the basic structure remains, it bothers me more when he changes lyrics like singing Please Please Please Let Me HAVE What I Want.
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Post 20-Feb-2010 13:07 (after 4 days)

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Haha does it? It doesn't bother me as much really, I think Morrissey must get fed up singing the same songs repeatedly, so to avoid boredom he's changes the lyrics slightly. He did that with "Ask" and does it with "How Soon Is Now". It would be cool if he did a Meat Is Murder aniversary gig this year. Though it seems 99.9% doubtful he ever would.
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Post 20-Feb-2010 14:46 (after 1 hour 38 minutes)

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that's like asking the beatles to do sgt pepper , it's all water under the bridge , all rivers flow to the sea but the river is never the same . dreaming of halcyon days is all fair and good but the reality would never be the same as the original . in a virtual reality the smiths would be bigger than u2 , but , would we really want that , in my humble opinion i would not . i think the smiths would have become a circus not unlike the rolling stones , the smiths lasted as long as they did for a reason , to set a standard at a time when music was becoming stagnant and commercialised . the smiths were the most influential band of their era , their influence is felt on most of the bands around at the moment . i agree with sweet fa it annoys when artists change the lyrics to songs because it is these lyrics that touched the fans in the first place . changing the lyrics changes the emphasis of the song .
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Post 20-Feb-2010 21:52 (after 7 hours)

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that's like asking the beatles to do sgt pepper , it's all water under the bridge , all rivers flow to the sea but the river is never the same . dreaming of halcyon days is all fair and good but the reality would never be the same as the original . in a virtual reality the smiths would be bigger than u2 , but , would we really want that , in my humble opinion i would not . i think the smiths would have become a circus not unlike the rolling stones , the smiths lasted as long as they did for a reason , to set a standard at a time when music was becoming stagnant and commercialised . the smiths were the most influential band of their era , their influence is felt on most of the bands around at the moment . i agree with sweet fa it annoys when artists change the lyrics to songs because it is these lyrics that touched the fans in the first place . changing the lyrics changes the emphasis of the song .
Exactly, turning a song about things you want never happening the way you'd like into a song just about missing out on a particular shag.....
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Post 21-Feb-2010 08:39 (after 10 hours)

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lol sweet fa totally agree
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Post 21-Feb-2010 09:46 (after 1 hour 7 minutes)

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Haha, that's quite an unusual way to put it.....I guess Morrissey see's the songs as his songs now rather than The Smiths songs and maybe that's why he changes the lyrics. I don't know any present day bands that are like The Smiths though, we need to get rid of this mainstream and bring in more alternative bands! Well tonight guys, I'm going to an open night and my band will be doing Panic, This Charming Man and maybe William, it was really nothing. Just depends if the crowds loves The Smiths or not coz they can be awkward!
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Post 21-Feb-2010 13:33 (after 3 hours)

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Post 24-Feb-2010 13:43 (after 3 days)

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I never got to sing because the open mic sound engineer claimed he didn't have any equipment, funny since he had a massive PA system right in front of me. On another slightly off topic note, I bought Morrissey - The Malady Lingers On and I know I should have researched into it more because I actually thought it was simply a Live DVD! Ahh well, I hope Morrissey at least gets a penny from my purchase!
Back on topic: I never knew Morrissey did "Is It Really So Strange?" in 2000 because I knew he brought it back again in The Swords Tour.
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