Andy Rourke, schoolyard friend to Johnny Marr and bassist for The Smiths (among other bands), passed away yesterday at the young age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. I’ve had it on a short list to create some content surrounding The Smiths, and as they’ve dominated my headphones and turntable since yesterday morning, here we go. I’m going to count down my top 10 favorite Andy Rourke bass lines from songs by The Smiths.Read More »Top 10 Andy Rourke Bass Lines From The Smiths
Steven Patrick Morrissey, is a performer from Davyhulme, Lancashire, England. Best known by the mononym of his last name Morrissey, he is the former frontman of The Smiths and a solo artist spanning decades.
The Smiths were active from 1982 to 1987, after which Morrissey began a long tenured and successful solo career. The Moz, as he’s often called, has had an indelible mark on music, both mainstream and independent.
His solo career began with Viva Hate (1988) and he continues to perform and release music as of 2023. In more recent years, he has been the subject of controversy and speculation due to statements made publicly.
Regardless of where you stand on The Moz, it’s a fact that his presence and influence across music will continue to be a force to be reckoned with for decades to come.
Below you’ll find an assortment of articles and posts featuring the music of Morrissey.
Morrissey’s debut solo LP Viva Hate turns 35 in 2023. Today, I’m going to take a look at the second single from that LP, “Everyday is Like Sunday.” I’ll share a little about how a promo 7-inch single for the song found its way into my collection. I’ll dig into Viva Hate briefly. And I’ll talk about the song and the music video a bit more.Read More »Morrissey | Everyday is Like Sunday | Promo 7-inch Single
Last Sunday, Twitter told me that #SundayMorning was trending, and I immediately thought of the outstanding song of (almost) the… Read More »A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day
Brett and I met up a little before 9:30pm at KSVR, spent a few minutes catching up, then organized the selection of records we would play that night. It was a first for me — having a co-host — and it turned out to be a blast. Friday nights from 10pm to midnight can be lonely and I don’t get many calls, so having someone else in the studio to talk to was definitely an enjoyable experience.Read More »Fense’s Radio Show: November 2, 2012
To me, it wouldn’t make sense for someone completely obsessed with modern indie pop to not enjoy a good Morressey song. And to dislike The Smiths would appear downright fallacious. Now I missed last year’s LP, but I did catch Ringleader Of The Tormentors, and while I didn’t think it held the sway of Moz’s early stuff, it was a more than viable collection of songs. “Ganglord” wasn’t on the album, but it did get cast as the b-side to “The Youngest Was The Most Loved” — one of the many standout tracks on Tormentors.Read More »Morrissey: Ganglord [Video]
On June 6, 2006, FensePost went live. Since its inception, I’ve written more than 1,000 album reviews and countless features, track reviews, live reviews, and video reviews. My collection has grown exponentially. I have a room in my house devoted entirely to records. CDs go in the living room and I’m out of shelving space. To say FensePost has become a big part of my life would be an understatement. It’s as much a second job as it is a hobby.Read More »A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006