Lovely vocal melody.
the sixties were all about protest songs and yet the uk had very few,
voice is great on this,i think every artist wants to have a go at singing their favourite songs when growing up.
He didn't really have a record deal for most of the 2010s, so I guess this was the first opportunity for him to do it.
Absolutely.just surprised he didn’t do one much earlier, because he obviously always liked to throw one in as a b-side or live song, Bowie did one, a lot of 60’s vocalists did mostly covers. I just think it was always there simmering on the back burner of his mind.
I wouldn’t mind a CS part two.
Also one of my favorite tracks on CS, beautiful vocal here.
For me, the best about CS was looking up the originals, dipping my toes in the music that was mostly written before I was born.
I believe that Morrissey's admiration for these protest singers is sincere, and that he has always been drawn to artistic types that are somewhat dangerous for the establishment. As an artist, he has carried on this tradition, at least in his own view. However, being anti-establishment today means that you are more likely on the far-right than on the far-left where these singers were coming from. So I do share the misgivings expressed by others as to his own interpretation of these songs.
one of the first covers album was bryan ferrys another time another place,amazing to think that bf was only 29 when he did this.just surprised he didn’t do one much earlier, because he obviously always liked to throw one in as a b-side or live song, Bowie did one, a lot of 60’s vocalists did mostly covers. I just think it was always there simmering on the back burner of his mind.
I wouldn’t mind a CS part two.
good shout,rose garden is fantastic,to think he only did it once live.One of the best from California Son, an album that I just can't get into on the whole. I think it actually sounds like a "Morrissey song".
I think California Son would have worked better as a 5-6 song EP. Perhaps:
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
Wedding Bell Blues
Days of Decision
*I realize that "Rose Garden" isn't on the album, but I think its one of the best live covers he's ever done and would have been great in the studio.
one of the first covers album was bryan ferrys another time another place,amazing to think that bf was only 29 when he did this.
good shout,rose garden is fantastic,to think he only did it once live.
That's really not true... the hard left is very active - & bothers the establishment so much they renamed it the far left to imply they were just the same as the far right.
What's complicated is that some types of seemingly progressive discourse have taken over tiny bits of the establishment & if someone pushes back against that rhetoric, they'll probably get called a Nazi.
Okay, I won't claim that the hard left is less active now than before, but depending where you live, there's been a rise in the activism of the hard right. Anyway, the distinction is not always easy to make. Take the yellow vests protests in France (which Morrissey supported btw), they attracted both protestors from the hard left and from Le Pen's movement.
I know it's Lynn Anderson's song but to me it's always Sandie because hers is the version I'm more familiar with. An absolute cracker.“I beg your pardon...”
I think he did it twice. yes
though you’re right, he should have done it more.