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tonyinsf
(electric tomato)
03/15/04 01:26 PM
Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident new  

Agree or disagree?

Smiths Legend Morrissey Speaks With GQ About a Reunion, Getting Older and Why David Bowie Is No Longer Glamorous
Monday March 15, 12:04 pm ET

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the April edition of GQ, editor-in-chief Jim Nelson was granted a rare opportunity to visit with Smith's legend, Morrissey, at his home in Los Angeles, to talk about the release of his first solo album in seven year and his former band, the Smiths:

    * On the formation of the Smiths:  "I had absolutely nothing else.  And it
was also a calling, because it instantly became successful, and it
didn't require a great deal of effort. Preparation, yes, but not the
effort."

* On the break-up of the Smiths: "It is commitment, because for me it was
a huge emotional investment, and then Johnny [Marr] simply said 'It's
over.' And I don't think he understood the investment that I had made
in it.

* On the re-formation of the Smiths: "I get tired of being asked about
re-formations, because there's really only one way to answer on a given
question, and I feel I gave the answer 112 years ago, but people still
ask me, and I can't understand why."

* On getting older: "I absolutely love it. The older I get, the better I
feel. I'm fascinated by people in their eighties and nineties.
Especially those who are still creating and living in an interesting
way.

* On David Bowie: "(He is) not the person he was. He is no longer David
Bowie at all. Now he gives people what he thinks will make them happy,
and they're yawning their heads off. And by doing that, he is not
relevant. He was only relevant by accident."

Jim Nelson's piece, Morrissey Returns! is in the April issue of GQ on newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, March 23, 2004. GQ is the leading men's general-interest magazine and part of the Conde Nast Publications, Inc.




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RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
03/15/04 01:42 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident new [re: tonyinsf]  

Unfortunately he might be correct. I wouldn´t call Bowie´s latest works bad but maybe predictable and yawning at times. Now let´s see and wait how Morrissey's own effort turns out, my hopes are quite high...

I'm the face of love
And this love burns cold



zigbot
(crash course raver)
03/15/04 01:53 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: tonyinsf]  

Harsh words! What's put a bee in Morrissey's bonnet?

zigbot

Max_M
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/15/04 01:55 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: RabbitFighter]  

Reality was more definitely him giving "people what he thinks will make them happy", I'm hoping his next CD will be more daring.



jabow
(kook)
03/15/04 02:14 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: Max_M]  

How true. Reality is the most boring bowie album i have heard in a long time. Reality tour is full of over played hits that most fans don't care if they ever hear them again.
This could all change if david does do something more experimental on the next album.

"You'll have to take me just the way that you find me."


martyn
(crash course raver)
03/15/04 02:27 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: tonyinsf]  

The sad thing is that Morrissey seems to think he is or ever was relevant himself.
miserable twat.




Frank_Solo
(electric tomato)
03/15/04 02:28 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: tonyinsf]  

I absolutely agree. Bowie was a ground breaking phenomena in the 70's. After the 80's went how they went, he's never been anything but a shadow of the 70's. The only thing that makes the new stuff worth listening too is that it refers to the old stuff in a way: The voice is quite the same, the melodies does some classic turns, and the lyrics are basicly about the same old themes.

If I hadn't heard the old stuff first, I don't think I would have liked him.

Amen!

bulletprooffaces
(kook)
03/15/04 02:29 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: tonyinsf]  

on the bowie part, i strongly agree with everything until the "relevent by accident" part. he was relevent because he was relevent (in the 70s). since then, he's been tired and washed up and resting on his laurels. he is no longer david bowie, hasn't been for well over twenty years now. i am definitely yawning my head off at 'reality.'

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SugarPlumFairy
(leasing the moon)
03/15/04 02:33 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: martyn]  

In reply to:

miserable twat.


That's just the point. He's always been gloriously brilliant at being miserable.

And he's a smart one, too.

Martyn, it's not as if Bowie's relevance and Morrissey's relevance can be compared. Don't be such a supporter of unified mainstream culture theory.

I support sex with imaginary friends.

tonyinsf
(electric tomato)
03/15/04 02:41 PM
Re: Morrissey: Bowie was only relevant by accident [re: Frank_Solo]  

I don't care what field you are in - you're likely to achieve greatness by your early twenties. In programming, you are considered 'over the hill' by age 25. Einstein got his nobel prize from work he did at age 24.

Bowie is great now because his work has far more substance than many of his peers, many of whom are half his age. But to judge Bowie by the younger Bowie, is unfair and (I think) ridiculous.



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