Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Morrissey - Southpaw Grammar - 1995

After becoming mainstream with Vauxhall, I was a tad nervous of this release.  I didn't want it to change his music and style as it did with New Order, Depeche Mode and Cure.  Well, I wasn't disappointed.  In fact, I think he purposefully avoided that with his elongated compositions in Teachers and Southpaw, on opposite ends of the albums.  To be honest, I never liked those particular tracks, as they seemed to drag on forever without point.

I got this album on cassette at Best Buy, back when they still sold cassettes and had a huge music department.  It never really stood out as an album for me, but I really liked Reader and Dave individually.  These two (and Boy Racer) would probably be on a Morrissey GH album, if I ever decided to make one.  Just another mid-90s album that got lost in the glut of "alternative" releases from that time.

This is the album and all of the B-Sides, and I think there's even a demo or unreleased in there, too.  I never cared for the original cover, so i made this one that looks pretty cool, and could even pass for a real Morrissey cover.

Have at it...


4 comments:

  1. thanx for sharing

    richie

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  2. I really enjoy your trips down memory lane, discussions of the impact the music had/has on you, and your artwork, so I feel like a jerk saying this, but ... you've mispelled "grammar" on your new cover (which is striking and as you say could be a real Morrissey cover). Sorry...

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    1. Holy shit, dude! And I didn't saver the original pic! I'm such a dumbass!

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  3. Love your site. Saw Moz last night at the Tower and he was amazing...more so than usual. He usually has himself (or some humanity) on his covers...the only thing missing from this otherwise lovely design.

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