It is weird that after Morrissey announced that he was dropped by his record label, Harvest Records, that he is still out promoting World Peace is None of Your Business. The latest single, "Kiss Me A Lot" is available exclusively on iTunes, via Etienne Records. I don't know about you, but the name 'Etienne' is "Stephen" in French... which is basically Morrissey's name (Steven Patrick Morrissey). Perhaps it's self-released, which I think is great. It is the modern age, Moz, all the kids are doing it.
Anyway, with that, Morrissey will be touring this Summer in the USA... It will be likely that his St Paul show will sell out, so if you live in the Minneapolis/St Paul area, I suggest you get your tickets now.
06/13 Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
06/15 Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre
06/19 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06/24 Worcester, MA - The Hanover Theatre
06/27 New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
06/29 Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre
06/30 Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts
07/02 Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House
07/08 Detroit, MI - The Masonic Temple
07/09 Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House
07/11 Bloomington, IL - Bloomington Center
07/13 St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
07/16 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks
07/18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
07/21 Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall
07/23 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield
07/25 San Jose, CA - San Jose Event Center
Blondie will open the night at Madison Square Garden
Amanda Palmer will open the night at San Jose
According to Jimi, they used a Smiths song in Sky High (2005), via Registered Historical Facts.
Upon research, I discovered that the song in question is a cover of The Smiths' "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" by the New York band Elefant. Most of the covers used in the movie are from the 80s.
Here is the soundtrack track listing:
- "I Melt with You" – Bowling for Soup (Originally by: Modern English)
- "Through Being Cool" – They Might Be Giants (Originally by: Devo)
- "Save It for Later" – Flashlight Brown (Originally by: The Beat)
- "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" – Christian Burns (Originally by: Tears for Fears)
- "One Thing Leads to Another" – Steven Strait (Originally by: The Fixx)
- "Lies" – The Click Five (Originally by: Thompson Twins)
- "Voices Carry" – Vitamin C (Originally by: 'Til Tuesday)
- "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" – Elefant (Originally by: The Smiths)
- "True" – Cary Brothers (Originally by: Spandau Ballet)
- "Just What I Needed" – Caleigh Peters (Originally by: The Cars)
- "Can't Stop the World" – Ginger Sling (Originally by: The Go-Go's)
- "And She Was" – Keaton Simons (Originally by: Talking Heads)
- "Twist and Crawl" – Skindred (Originally by: The Beat)
Dallas' Sudie recently released her new single "Van Morrissey" (from her debut self-titled EP). The song is said to be about Sudie's two biggest influences: Van Morrison and Morrissey... with quotes like "My love being away from you is having a hole through my body where my heart's supposed to be" and "wait for me with as much passion as I love you and as much pain that I feel when I miss you".
Does this sound like something Van Morrison/Morrissey would write? Listen to the song for yourself via soundcloud.com/sudiemusic.
Sudie EP came out last week, April 7th, via Computer Ugly.