Covering another artist can be either be an exercise in slavish re-creation of their music, an attempt to replicate it as accurately as possible, or an insightful reinterpretation of their songs, adding a new shade, a new flavour to the music. This night was a tribute to The Smiths, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the band’s album The Queen Is Dead and we … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Smiths Tribute @ Factory Theatre (24/09/16)
Fans of The Smiths will be salivating over this, though no doubt they will already own most of it. Here they can get it all in one limited edition (4000 worldwide) boxset for only $500 US. There will also be CD and LP only versions available. DETAILS Individually numbered collectible edition (4000) All 8 albums on CD and Vinyl with replica packaging Remastered by Johnny … Continue reading NEWS: Rhino releases The Smiths deluxe boxset…
Steven Patrick Morrissey is best known as frontman for influential 80s band The Smiths yet many people know little else about the singer. He inspired a generation of disaffected youth with his literate and black humored lyrics and the way in which he reconstructed the image of the masculine singer in a rock band. Looking behind that persona gives some clues as to who the … Continue reading ARTICLE: THE ENIGMA OF MORRISSEY
The Morrissey fan website True To You has posted word that he will be playing in NZ and Australia early next year. Could it be that he will be added onto the BDO or ATP lineups? My first thought was that he would be perfect for the V Festival but that doesn’t hit our shores until March. True To You posted – “Morrissey will play … Continue reading NEWS: Morrissey in Australia?