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Heaven Knows He’s Still Miserable Now

CMJ tracked down the tracklist for the upcoming Morrissey CD Ringleader Of The Tormentors.01. I Will See You In Far-Off Places
02. Dear God Please Help Me
03. You Have Killed Me
04. The Youngest Was The Most Loved
05. In The Future When All’s Well
06. The Father Who Must Be Killed
07. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 6, 2006 - 4:18 pm

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Morrissey’s new album has a title (see above) and release date (around 3/21). There’s a just-updated studio diary on producer Tony Visconti’s site. Photos too.

“Irish Blood English Heart” popped up on the iPod the other day. Sounds especially fantastic when you haven’t listened to it in a year.

Favorite Morrissey… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 3, 2005 - 12:19 pm

Morrissey Hearts Jon Stewart

First, the post from, then the story behind his shirt…“With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move. It does not need to be said yet again, but Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 28, 2004 - 9:20 pm

Morrissey Tours The States

9/29 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall
10/1 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
10/2 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
10/7 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre
10/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/12 Toronto, ON Hummingbird Theatre
10/15 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
10/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
10/24 Miami, FL… More »

By: Stereogum / August 20, 2004 - 11:07 am

Random Notes And I Won’t Mention Britney

I saw two of my friends’ bands play this week and they didn’t suck at all. My Teenage Stride were at Pianos Tuesday night and Jed played that song about the Happy Mondays that I like. And last night Cara and I were really impressed by The Morning After’s gig at Trash Bar. We didn’t… More »

By: Stereogum / July 1, 2004 - 12:31 pm

Hairdresser On Fire

If you’re a Smiths fan you should pick up this book. The main character is named Johnny Marr and he tries to kill a guy named Morrissey. It was written in 1948. (Link via MarcEye.)… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2004 - 5:01 pm

Morrissey On Britney

MORRISSEY: Music lovers are absolutely sick to death of the way it’s manipulated and the way people who have nothing to offer are pushed forward.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Like who? Are you thinking of stuff like American Idol?
MORRISSEY: Idol is an easy target as [the contestants] are really just very simple children who are manipulated… More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2004 - 9:28 am

More Stephin Merrit Rock Reviews

“Rock That?s Oh So Stupid Yet Oh So Intelligent”
The New York Times 5/16/04

DELAYS You can’t tell a word Greg Gilbert is saying on this English band’s debut album, “Faded Seaside Glamour” (Rough Trade), and you won’t care; his soaring falsetto is that beautiful. The first single, “Nearer Than Heaven,”… More »

By: Stereogum / May 16, 2004 - 5:26 pm

Stream The New Morrissey, Gomez, Alanis CDs

These albums won’t hit stores for another week:

Morrissey: You Are The Quarry – (Attack/Sanctuary
Long-awaited return combines lyrical scorn with classic guitar anthems. This album is fucking awesome. Really. I’m not just saying that ’cause it’s Morrissey.

Gomez: Split The Difference – (Virgin Records)
Brainy Brits hone their rootsy vibe and rock… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2004 - 10:00 am

Irish Blood, English Ringtone

More proof that great singles often make horrible ringtones. Listen, Laugh.

One of these days I’m gonna post an extensive review of all the ringtones I’ve bought for my Ericsson T610. I think it’s fun that you can’t preview the ringtone before you pay 99 cents. It’s like gambling! (Man, I need to get… More »

By: Stereogum / May 10, 2004 - 6:46 pm

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Joey

“You know the difference between Friends and the John Kerry campaign? Friends has a theme.”

And I’ll be so happy not to hear that stupid theme song anymore (clap! clap! clap!). Sorry Phil Solem. At least you made a ton of dough. Although I wonder, does anybody else remember “Johnny Have You Seen Her”? More »

By: Stereogum / May 7, 2004 - 9:53 am

Hold On To Your Friends

What should I do tonight: Watch the last Friends or see Morrissey at the Apollo … third row center!?

Hmmm … tough decision.

Could I be any more sarcastic?

FYI: NY Times weighed in today: “Tuesday’s concert was delightful and slightly disappointing.”… More »

By: Stereogum / May 6, 2004 - 5:33 pm

Morrissey Watercooler

So, how was that show? What was the set list? Whose camera got confiscated? More »

By: Stereogum / May 4, 2004 - 9:47 am

DJ Mixes Usually Suck, But…

Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway’s answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre.

1. Jurgen Paape – So Weit Wie Noch Nie
2. Erlend Oye – Sheltered Life (Remix)/Fine Night (Acapella)
3. Cornelius – Drop (Kings of Convenience Remix)
4. Phoenix – If I Ever… More »

By: Stereogum / April 30, 2004 - 4:53 pm

Lollapalooza Update

PJ Harvey and Le Tigre join the Lollapalooza 2004 line-up, which already includes Morrissey, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, String Cheese Incident, Modest Mouse, the Polyphonic Spree, Gomez and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. More »

By: Stereogum / April 20, 2004 - 9:50 am

Robert Smith Vs. Morrissey

“[Moz] was constantly saying horrible things about The Cure,” Smith tells Entertainment Weekly. “In the end, I kind of snapped and started retaliating. And it turned into some kind of petty feud. I’ve never liked anything he’s done musically, but I don’t have any kind of strong feelings of animosity towards him as a perso… More »

By: Stereogum / April 8, 2004 - 10:25 am

More Lollapalooza 2004 Buzz

In addition to Morrissey, Flaming Lips, and Sonic Youth…

String Cheese Incident, Polyphonic Spree, and Modest Mouse have signed on. More »

By: Stereogum / March 30, 2004 - 9:58 am

Morrissey Live In New York

NY Moz fans should head over to Product Shop for some awesome news. I’ve seen David Byrne and The Strokes/GBV at the Apollo and both shows were incredible. Something about that place. Then again, I’d go see Morrissey even if he were playing in Bushwick. More »

By: Stereogum / March 26, 2004 - 2:13 pm