25.9.07

More songs than they can stand

Originally, I wasn't going to go see Morrissey this week. He's playing four nights at the Fillmore. I mean, I was interested, but the ticket price is pretty high. Finally, I decided that I should see him. I've seen him once before, and that was a looooooong time ago, at a much bigger venue. It's Morrissey, and he's the man...so I shall forget about the price and go check out a living legend. I've just arranged to pick up a ticket tonight for tomorrow night's gig, which is the third show of the four.

I'm not sure if I have a favorite Morrissey song or album (we're talking solo stuff here), I've had only casual interest in his post Smiths material. I did like
Your Arsenal quite a bit, as well as Vauxhall and I. I don't have his latest album, I'm not even sure of the title. Predictably, my favorite Smiths album is The Queen Is Dead, so shoot me. It's still a great album.

In any case, I'm gonna drop
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful here. It simply reminds me of the time I had seen him in 91, on Halloween night no less. That single had just been released, with a handful of live tracks (Suedehead, I've Changed My Plea To Guilty, Pregnant For The Last Time, and Alsatian Cousin) , but Your Arsenal had not yet been released. I don't know how it was elsewhere, but that single was generating a lot of the buzz here before the show.

Morrissey > We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful

1 comment:

jennifer said...

So glad you saw him, but am stunned it was after SO LONG! I can't imagine what it must have been like, though, to have one of his singles garnering 'buzz' over here. It's so dull now with him these days. *sigh*

But yes, I love this song. Your Arsenal might be my favorite album of his, or maybe Viva Hate. I like Bona Drag a lot, but that's a compilation of things, isn't it?

This song is fucking ace.

You see, it t should have been me!