Morrissey A-Z: "You Say You Don't Love Me" (live cover)

BookishBoy

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Our song today is Morrissey's live cover of this Pete Shelley composition, originally released on Buzzcocks' third album, A Different Kind of Tension. Morrissey's live version was eventually released on the "Satellite of Love" single in 2013.

What do we think?
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Nice, fun cover. Very fitting for Moz in terms of lyrical theme, musical style, voice range etc. Probably in my top 10 Moz covers.
 

gordyboy9

rip roaring,free scoring,never boring, celtic.
not for me,its a good song but its not my cup of tea,lets fast forward in our time machine to tomorrow morning.
5 bang/10 average.
 

Mozmar

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Not a bad cover at all; decent, upbeat, lively effort, vocals good; he doesn't really make it his own but I'm not precious about that.
I've always liked the original.
 

Carlislebaz

Cock of the north
Moz and his bunch of merry men have done a fine job with this cover.

Would sound good in the live arena I would think.

I don’t dislike this song but then I have no other feelings about it so I shall return to clipping my toe nails.
 

TheSmiths_1985

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I write to you, from a Premier Inn in deepest, darkest London.
 

TheSmiths_1985

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Where salesmen go to die. (It’s actually Travelodge) but PI are nasty places. I had you down for better.


But as you’ve gone all Carlisle with your lyrics/poetry, what more can be said 🤣🤣
I booked the train tickets, someone else booked the hotel. And it is horrid.

But - on the plus side - it has inspired me to write some bloody great poetry.
 

Flibberty

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A fun cover and one that fits Morrissey's voice perfectly.

The original is a fine song and the band do a reasonable job recreating it.

In the poll on the Hoffman board it ranked 99th from 264 solo songs.
 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
Moz and his bunch of merry men have done a fine job with this cover.

Would sound good in the live arena I would think.

I don’t dislike this song but then I have no other feelings about it so I shall return to clipping my toe nails.

He played it at the Hyde Park gig in o8

 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
My favourite Buzzcocks tune and he does a great job of it. Pete Shelly hand wrote the lyrics for me after a gig in Derby in 2013.

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