Tag Archives: Morrissey

Peel session

I have a quite a few Peel Sessions at home. Most of them are very easy to find and often are essential since these kind of time documents capture some of those bands at their prime. Joy Division, The Cure and The Damned come to mind. New Rose by the Damned blows the regular recording out of the water and made me realize how insanely good this song and this band is.

The Smiths Peel sessions are equal important but a lot harder to find due to most of the content being available on the Hatful Of Hollow compilation. Until recently I wasn’t even aware that besides the regular UK version, there was a very limited France edition released. So glad I managed to snag a good looking copy.

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Your Arsenal

I got this one as a present from a friend. Still enjoy regular CDs, so fun to grab a stack and just play them in the car on road trips.

This is one of the best Morrissey solo efforts. Only his debut and his 2004: You Are The Quarry are better in my book.

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Bigmouth strikes again

Found this somewhat hard to find Australian version of Bigmouth Strikes Again with those lovely bowler labels.

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私たちはここで横暴になる

I received this great Japanese copy of Strangeways Here We Come in the mail today. Love the OBI strip, like almost all Japanese record have. Plus it has two lyric sheets, one in English and one in Japanese. Looks like they just put some more effort into their records.

The back of the sleeve shows a road sign. When I was in Manchester, I tried to find it. I managed to track down the intersection but sadly the sign is not there anymore.

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The very very very best of

This must be the sixth best of record by Morrissey. All of them are great but non of them are complete or extensive enough. This is probably to do with the large amount of record labels Morrissey worked with, making all rights are spread all over the place. Until the next best of record appears this one by England biggest troublemaker will keep me satisfied.

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The Smiths on Monday

I also found two Smiths LPs. Let’s start with the first American pressing of Meat Is Murder, this one has a promo stamp on the front cover.

I also found a Dutch pressing of Hatful Of Hollow with the nice Megadisc circular labels.

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The Smiths on a Sunday

I chipped away a few wants in recent weeks. But due to the holidays I didn’t got around picking up the records and posting about them.

First a batch of Smiths singles and EPs. The Peel Sessions 12″ EP is reasonable hard to find, due to the majority of the songs being made available on the Hatful of Hollow LP and other records.

Back in 1987, the 1984 single William, It Was Really Nothing was reissued with a totally different sleeve. Not sure why and how come it is so hard to find a copy nowadays. Probably didn’t press too much of them.

Probably told the story of the Sandie Shaw 7″ a few times before. But this single is basically The Smiths with 60’s pop singer Sandie Shaw covering The Smiths songs. I got this one for free.

The final single is this Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore released in Canada. The 7″ version was only issued with a company sleeve and gets often mistakes for the UK version which is commonly available and has an identical layout of the labels. This Canadian pressing is actually pretty rare. I got this one cheap since it was poorly advertised and it is missing the company sleeve. Luckily I have a spare of the company sleeve.

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droga interessante

Definitely not the best looking copy, but since this Portugese pressing is super hard to find and I found it in Portugal, I had to take it home. Luckily the price was very reasonable.

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This Charming Man

Love this single and it is nice to find the German variant of it. Quite a few alterations compared to the UK pressing at the time.

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Have-a-go merchant

The last missing 7″ from my Mozzer collection (until the new single drops). Tough one to find, since it only was released as a promo single.

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