Posts Tagged ‘morrissey’

Metric covered Blondie and Morrissey

December 20, 2012

Pretty cool, eh? The Canadian band participated in VH1’s Divas Live special and MTV’s You Outta Know Live, and who else but Emily Haines can take on such polar opposite covers so fantastically? They did an acoustic cover of Morrissey’s Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself and Blondie’s classic Heart of Glass. I have so much respect for the versatile and talented Emily Haines, particularly after their unplanned live acoustic set a couple weeks ago at a local Holiday radio show. Let’s not forget Ms. Haines was once a part of the brilliant Broken Social Scene before her venturing forth with her own band. That says something in itself. Check the covers out below. First the MTV Morrissey cover, then a live clip of the Blondie cover, with an absolutely breathtaking looking Haines.

Metric covered Blondie and Morrissey

December 20, 2012

Pretty cool, eh? The Canadian band participated in VH1’s Divas Live special and MTV’s You Outta Know Live, and who else but Emily Haines can take on such polar opposite covers so fantastically? They did an acoustic cover of Morrissey’s Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself and Blondie’s classic Heart of Glass. I have so much respect for the versatile and talented Emily Haines, particularly after their unplanned live acoustic set a couple weeks ago at a local Holiday radio show. Let’s not forget Ms. Haines was once a part of the brilliant Broken Social Scene before her venturing forth with her own band. That says something in itself. Check the covers out below. First the MTV Morrissey cover, then a live clip of the Blondie cover, with an absolutely breathtaking looking Haines.

December 5, 2012
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This is nice. This is very soothing, very nice. But what do you call it when a man covers a song by his own band? There should be a special term for it. The Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr, who’s all set to release his first solo album, covered the legendary The Smiths’ song Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want. And he does it splendidly, bringing his light touch to the song. Maybe he can fill in for Morrissey on some of those endless postponed and cancelled tour dates! His new album will be titled The Messenger and it’ll be out on February 26 in the US. Head on over to Pitchfork to check out an exclusive new cut from the new album. http://pitchfork.com/news/48818-listen-new-johnny-marr-track-from-solo-album/

December 5, 2012
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This is nice. This is very soothing, very nice. But what do you call it when a man covers a song by his own band? There should be a special term for it. The Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr, who’s all set to release his first solo album, covered the legendary The Smiths’ song Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want. And he does it splendidly, bringing his light touch to the song. Maybe he can fill in for Morrissey on some of those endless postponed and cancelled tour dates! His new album will be titled The Messenger and it’ll be out on February 26 in the US. Head on over to Pitchfork to check out an exclusive new cut from the new album. http://pitchfork.com/news/48818-listen-new-johnny-marr-track-from-solo-album/

New The Weeknd

October 26, 2012

Trilogy hasn’t even dropped yet and Toronto bedroom producer Able Tesfaye already has a new song for us. Enemy won’t be on Trilogy’s bonus material. The song is a gorgeous r&b track from The Weeknd. Listen closely, you might notice a little tribute to the Smiths. On a related unrelated note, Morrissey just postponed the rest of his US tour. To give him credit, it’s due to his mother’s health back in England. But no big surprise on the postponement, eh? I gave up on getting Morrissey tix and seeing him live the last time he pulled a postponement and cancellation on us. 

The Smiths vs Lana Del Rey

February 22, 2012

Breaking evening silence to bring you this The Smiths vs Lana Del Rey mashup titled This Charming Video Game. It’s haunting and sad. The mashup is by another talented mashup team The Reborn Identity, who, along with The Hood Internet, are some of the best mashup artists of recent internet popularity times. The mashup takes a dub version of Video Games and uses Morrissey’s vocals from This Charming Man. There’s some angst ridden poignancy in the result that overrides even the tragic quality of each track on its own. Talk about super mega emo! 

The Smiths vs Lana Del Rey – This Charming Video Game (mashup) from Reborn Identity on Vimeo.

The Smiths tribute

December 15, 2011

After posting the news about The Smiths tribute album awhile ago, I totally forgot about it. Just came upon the cover of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by Trespassers William off the album. It’s a slow, tragic and drawn out approach, very well done. Of course, I love the original by The Smiths oh SO much that nothing can ever compare. But I don’t think the point of these tribute covers is to “compare” but to enjoy in a different light, and ultimately, to pay tribute to the great influence these classics have had on other artists. I enjoy this. No doubt.

Late Night TV goodies

November 30, 2011

There were some great late night TV goodies again last night. Must share!

First, The Dodos performed Don’t Try and Hide It with Neko Case on Jimmy Fallon. 

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And next, we have the man, the myth, the legend… Morrissey! On CoCo! Can’t wait to see him live tomorrow night in Oakland. Epic!

Time for a RETRO MOMENT!

September 6, 2011

Morrissey

Must have it, because I just found out that MORRISSEY IS COMING TO THE FOX THEATER in Oakland in DECEMBER! That’s right… MORRISSEY!!! OK, time out! Time for a short retro moment…

Newly discovered 1992 Smiths documentary

August 18, 2011

Wow, haven’t watched the whole thing yet but this is awesome. Apparently, it just surfaced from whatever secretive little cubby hole it was hidden in for so many years. A fitting little tribute and retro moment to the great Smiths this morning. Oh how I love your voice, Morrissey.