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posted by davidt on Monday January 21 2008, @04:00PM
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Set-List (Score:2, Insightful)
First of the gang to die
I just want to see the boy happy
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before
That's how people grow up
Sister I'm a poet
Something is squeezing my skull
All you need is me
The national front disco
Death of a disco dancer
Life is a pigsty
Mama lay softly on the riverbed
The world is full of crashing bores
I'm throwing my arms around Paris
Why don't you find out for yourself?
Stretch out and wait
Irish blood, English heart
ENCORE: The last of the famous international playboys
Great show, though apparently Moz has a bad throat.
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Set-list correction (Score:1)
Stop me... - fifth
Too late to be up typing.
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No No Room for Oscar (Score:1)
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come back to camden! (Score:0)
Stage invader (Score:1)
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New Songs??? (Score:0)
-Something is squeezing my skull
-Mama lay softly on the riverbed
Also...Stretch out and wait & The loop would be good to see.
Any good pictures? (Score:1)
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...Morrissey's intro (Score:0)
Said something like "I'm ----, and I'm from Sidcup.
My very first moz gig and he mentions my home town!!
Any chance if you do have it you could drop me an email?
I'm dizzywhore_1804 on the forums? Cheers
Stanley Ogden (Score:1)
However, the only t-shirts offered as a gift to the 6 day pass holders initially was the green Morrissey 101 (California highway sign) shirt leftover from the previous leg. Later on, they were offering the Paris shirt. It’s beautiful, but it does seem rather odd to give the Paris shirt to people attending the London show. I would rather have a Paris shirt. I already have two green Morrissey 101 shirts. : ( BTW, the green dye from the 101 shirt runs and stains light upholstery; wash it in cold salt water before wearing.
The complimentary poster for the wristband holders features the “dreamy, eyes-closed” photo.
NEW merch: limited edition poster rather Beardsley-esque in purple and gold. A purple/burgundy shirt in a similar design. Shirt featuring the photo from the Greatest Hits cover.
Girl in a Coma sounded great, but the reception was rather cool and jaded compared to what they got in France. Apparently some loser was harassing them. The bassist dared him to do it again. Oooh, she’s a live one! The coward wisely decided not to take her up on her challenge.
I think I saw Russell Brand in the audience in the middle near the front. Or maybe it was some other guy borrowing his nesty hair.
Th'Lads wore all denim, and Moz was in a black shirt with brown trousers. He only threw out one shirt, at the encore.
The footie chanting of Morrissey’s name was weak and uncoordinated. But at one point, when we got it together, Morrissey declared it beautiful.
Before “That’s How People Grow Up”, Moz thanked XFM and Radio 2 for playing his new single.
Moz mentioned that he had, “as they say in Tottenham, a frog in the throat.” He clarified that he didn’t mean that he had a French person stuck in there. Ooh, Mozzer! You naughty man! I noticed that his voice was cracking during “Sister I’m a Poet”. He was taking copious sips of steaming hot liquid between songs. He cut a song from the setlist, and I believe no setlists were distributed at the end. : ( I hope he is able to recover soon!!! I’m very nervous because he sounded like he did in Melbourne, Florida (the last show before he cancelled Miami).
With several “blah dee blahs” Morrissey introduced Boz by saying that he had decided that Boz was indestructible. Solomon received no especially snappy intro, but Matt was introduced as Solomon’s identical twin. Jesse was a “real live Mexican”…careful, Moz! Let’s not get into “one small Chinaman” territory. Christopher Pooley plays “everything else”. Moz introduced himself as Stanley Ogden (see Coronation Street). This got big laughs. (In Lille…or was it Strasbourg, he introduced himself as Alain Delon, the French actor on the cover of The Queen Is Dead).
Before Crashing Bores, he said, “I don’t need to say anything hilarious…” After Crashing Bores, Moz asked the audience to name one crashing bore. He dangled and twirled the mic around, but gave it to no one. He said, “No one can name one?”
During Paris, he changed the verse from “I’ve traveled all over the place” to “I’ve SCOOTERED all over the place” and made a funny twisting-a-knob motion with his hand. In Lille, he sang, “I’ve SKATED all over the place.” After Paris, when people tepidly applauded, he sarcastically said, “You don’t have to feel obligated. Well, you do…”
During Stretch he pointed the mic at me after growling out his question, “Is there any point in having children?” I said this time, “You tell us, Morrissey!” He screwed up his face at me again.
The moat was very wide. It was difficult to reach his hand. I hurt my ribs again, but I got one during the encore when Moz sang, “Have I failed?” Hah hah, I almost failed because he was so far, and it hurt. There was a lot of pushing (and I was even on the side, where it wa
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Not as good as previous gigs, Mikey Missed greatly (Score:0)
As for Moz himself, he did sound as if he was struggling with his voice, but thankfully he made it through. The setlist was the same as the US dates, with the inclusion of the two newest songs.
I must say that Mikey's replacement is falling very short of expectations. Mikey set the bar very high with his wide range of musical talents, so it would be impossible for another to come into the fold easily. However, many songs suffered from Mikey's absence, and it was very apparent to my ears that the songs simply did not sound as good as they did on the U.S. tour. Perhaps they should have scrapped the keyboards all together and gone back to just guitars... would have been interesting to hear the arrangements.
Off Topic but nevertheless... (Score:0)
Moz needs a new hairdresser! (Score:0)
Rough? Pushing? (Score:0)
Tired show - Much better in 2004 (Score:0)
support and timings pls (Score:0)
WOW! new songs....... (Score:1)
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please post pictures of the new merch... (Score:1)
Front and backs of the t-shirts
would be awesome... thanks!!!
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What time? (Score:0)
Guardian review (Score:1)
Well it is not too bad, I suppose, but it seems a but restrained and to damn Moz with faint praise here and there.
It is strange that Ian Gittins should make such glaring errors when writing this, however: "... only two Smiths songs"? – Count again please!
And I wonder what prompted him to call 'Life is a Pigsty' an 'experimental number'.
Oh well I guess it is better than no review at all, but having seen two very exciting Moz concerts
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The Old Old Crowd (Score:1)
Back on Wednesday for another go.
New material sound amazing.
Come on London raise your game.
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A resoundingly 'not bad' night. (Score:1)
He has to play the songs he does, because just turning up isn't good enough any more - As the apathy of last night's crowd will testify.
The pre-show entertainment was as obscure as ever, but this time it really did feel like we were being made to watch someone's private video collection, amusing though it was.
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Raucous Roundhouse! (Score:1)
Second of all, London ladies, I'm impressed! You sure know how to squeeze and push en-masse. I think Moz was pretty conservative on the handshaking since it was so intense. He saved it mostly to the end. My achilles heel was my unwieldy gift bag for Mozzer. He was hovering for it, but pretty impossible to get it over as I'm a shorty and was third deep (once again) Apologies to my friends and the girls around me. My arms were too tired to hold the heavy thing up (including a book by Lenny Kaye about crooners!) for very long and not much help in getting it to the stage. But Thank you to the guy who took it backstage for me. Just the right timing (Thank You!).
Thanks to Jesse for jumping out on the boxes during Disco Dancer! Nice clear view to rock to you & Moz! LOVE to Moz for looking over once I was way behind stage left, but dancing my heart out nonetheless, as you could see! Energy all around was joy and happiness at seeing you! Nice to see lots of older fans who came out for you.
The band were all strong, hope I get a better view of everyone tonight. Chris Pooley kept along pretty well. His Auld Lang Syne interlude was absolutely luminous and touching. Still on learning curve slightly for Billy Bud (the cymbals at the end too soon and random clanging, it was a little bit funny actually, but I'm sure Moz will give the note. Mikey hit the cymbals early once in LA and Moz shot the glare, but Pooley's a newbie, so the thought might've just been, "oh my God, yes, we'll fix that one.") I couldn't help but chuckle and think, "what the hell's he doing over there?" and maybe he was just like "ok, cymbals go somewhere 'round here, clang-clang-clang!!" Well, a fond welcome to Chris and a fond fare-thee-well to Mikey, our blonde musical virtuoso. I'm sure your family is happy to have you back. We do miss you, but whatever happened, we understand.
Was interesting to observe the crowd stillness during National Front Disco and Irish Blood, English Heart. I'm sure it's much more personal to folks here, in light of feelings about English identity, immigration, multi-ethnicity. Hope it wasn't too weird I was dancing along. Those songs rock and I do appreciate the honest questioning and declaration of bi-culturality.
Shout-outs to new friends met in line... Jason, Simo, girl from Brazil, Nadia, Petra (?), Jen, Skinner, Mel and, of course, Lori and Lottie.
I got some viddie in honor of FDR. Miss you, guy. Would have been nice to queue with you. We'll see if I can figure out all this YouTube business. My nerves were pretty unsteady, so it's a bit shaky, but the sound should be good and got most of the 2 new songs. Will post when it's up. Couldn't help but dance the rest of the time. How could anyone sit/stand still during a Moz concert!
Shout-outs to my US Moz-friends!
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Great time..... and thanks!!! (Score:0)
Another thanks goes to Andrea and Darren who are over from the States. We met them on Saturday and had a meal and a wander round central London before heading back to the Britannia. They were queuing by 7 next morning so fair play to them. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week guys, i'll try to get back for Saturday. Thanks again for a great time.
Bring back Alain and Gary (Score:0)
How soon is Now (Score:0)
video or cameras? (Score:0)
Roundhouse Poster (Score:1)
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Fantastic Camden show! (Score:1)
My pix and story here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaytando/sets/721576
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Tickets still available from Roundhouse website (Score:0)
Did anyone notice? (Score:1)
He also mouthed some kind of set change to the band towards the end, couldn't work out what was dropped, maybe "Goodbye will be Farewell" which was played each night in France but not in London.
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Covers band (Score:0)
What time did he finish?! (Score:0)
Need to travel home, so just wondered!
just seen this great review! (Score:0)
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