Guess: The chart position that the new Morrissey album "Low in High School" debuts at.

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Because he's doing the run of media outlets and interviews, ostensibly to make himself popular with charm, wit and um, more wit. And promote the idea that his new album is something of an event. He's not had a number one solo album, so will his wish come true? I think he looked up the word "Populist" and went righto...

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Between two and ten - Moz gets heated with people in the office 17
Number One - Moz in dreamland. For a week, anyway. 9
Between eleven and twenty - He sighs and goes away. 8
Twenty one or lower - He explodes. And reforms the Smiths. Or does he? 8


Mark G, Monday, 2 October 2017 15:21 (two months ago) Permalink

If Paul Draper can get to #8 or whatever he can surely still get a number one

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 October 2017 15:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I assume you mean UK charts

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Monday, 2 October 2017 15:23 (two months ago) Permalink

that's what I assumed was being asked

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 October 2017 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I seriously think (as opposed to the text in the poll) that he's infuriated more than 60% of the people that might have considered buying it. That's not even considering the number of people that got off the bus after "Maladjusted".

xpost yes.

Mark G, Monday, 2 October 2017 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

the first single is shit, obv, but you can get to number one in the album charts nowadays by selling less than 8,000 copies so it's definitely a possibility

Mr. Eulon Mask, urging the UN to ban the "homicide robot" (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 2 October 2017 15:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I checked: Paul Draper managed 1 week at No 19.

Fair play to him, but.

Mark G, Monday, 2 October 2017 15:30 (two months ago) Permalink

if the dipshit out of mansun (mansun ffs) can crack the top 20 then surely morrissey can shift enough units to get into the top five at least

Mr. Eulon Mask, urging the UN to ban the "homicide robot" (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 2 October 2017 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

mansun >>>> the smiths

imago, Monday, 2 October 2017 16:00 (two months ago) Permalink

look you might not be a Mansun fan but calling anyone a dipshit in comparison to Moz is more than a little rich

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 2 October 2017 18:11 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah never reading that

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 15:53 (two months ago) Permalink

I got as far as "morning-wood truancy"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 22:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm less happy for Paul Draper and his chart position since he made one of the members of the band supporting his solo tour feel so uncomfortable with inappropriate messages that the band quit the whole tour.

I think Morrissey will go in at number two behind Taylor Swift and he'll have left his current label within the week. I also predict the NME will give his album a ridiculously high score with an interview following the next week. The same as the last few albums then.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 22:35 (two months ago) Permalink

what? re: draper. can't find anything on twitter

imago, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I generally don't have time for new Morrissey but this works better than I expected:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bWV8ccCeY

Erotic Wolf (crüt), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:38 (two months ago) Permalink

XP -

Hi all
So a lot of you have been asking why we decided to drop the Paul Draper dates and I wanted to explain rather than sweep it under the carpet. I work too hard and sacrifice too much to stand for the treatment that I have had by this person. I woke up yesterday to a public tweet from Paul and inappropriate messages to my band's Facebook page which made me feel incredibly uncomfortable. Me and him have never even had a conversation.
In reading these messages, his intentions became very clear. Knowing this I felt it was impossible to continue the tour dates with him comfortably. I also did not want to set a precedent that this type of behaviour is okay. I sacrifice a lot to be in this band and play these shows. I work for no money and I sleep on floors because I want to do this and I want to get myself into a position where I can support my two year old son.
I have experienced sexism, misogyny and prejudice, but this time, enough is enough. I will not pander because I want success. I was asked to sweep this under the carpet, but I can't. I was asked to play the shows, thankfully by no one on my team, but I can't. I want to play alongside musicians that respect me and like me for my music and personality, not because they are sexually interested in me. I will not be an advertisement for any level of this behaviour being acceptable, because it isn't. There are too many examples of this behaviour in all forms of workplace and I wanted to stand up and say that it is not acceptable, no matter what level you are at in your career, whether you identify as male or female, no one should feel harassed or made to feel uncomfortable by those intentions. I thought about laughing it off, doing the shows, but felt such happiness that even the men in my life did not think this was acceptable and supported me in wanting to speak out. This is about the bigger picture.
It was a really hard decision to make but I hope you all understand. Estrons is about being proud of who you are, and I'm not angry or slating Paul Draper, I understand his mindset and I'm not holding any grudges. I just want to start changing these mindsets and bring us into a new way of thinking. We've all missed out on revenue, time, new fans and disappointed current fans, and I'm really sorry. But this is more important. I hope you understand and I hope to see you soon.
Tali x

MaresNest, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:47 (two months ago) Permalink

o god

imago, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:51 (two months ago) Permalink

i know i shouldn't need to look any further but i do wonder what was said...

imago, Tuesday, 3 October 2017 23:53 (two months ago) Permalink

wow, I wonder how catherine anne davis felt about that Draper shit.. she has left some cryptic things on FB and then said she was taking time off social media while she worked on her new album; and said that the tour was 'difficult'. she was pretty peeved that a journalist commented only on her looks when she was the musical director of Draper's band too.

akm, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:47 (two months ago) Permalink

RE Armond:

Laziness with moral and social implications make this song almost Chekhov-like, resembling the short story “Oblomov” about a man who stayed in bed as a refusal of middle-class routine.

Oblomov isn't a short story, it's a 500 page novel which he clearly hasn't read.

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 01:23 (two months ago) Permalink

i haven't read it either but you can't have read a big russian novel and thought it was a short story ffs.

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 01:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Between two and ten

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

and that story, wow.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I know someone who knows the Estrons (I think he knows Catherine Anne Davis too) and when I was talking to him about this, he said Paul Draper has a really bad reputation for this kind of thing. I don't love Mansun like I used to (they were my favourite band as a teenager) but I was still rooting for Paul. Not anymore.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 03:55 (two months ago) Permalink

'the dipshit out of mansun' in dipshit behaviour shocker

more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 08:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Ok this Mansun band is fucking terrible England what is wrong w u?

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

the 90s were a confusing time

more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

well this took an unfortunate turn

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

afternoon thread truancy

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:38 (two months ago) Permalink

At this point, he shifts into one of his great media invectives: “I recommend that you stop watching the news.”

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

is one line an "invective"?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

"England what is wrong w u?"

Some blokes from Chester took it upon themselves to balance out all the good done by jungle, UKHC & drum&bass earlier that decade by releasing an indie prog album featuring Tom Baker as narrator. And they made a good fist of the job.

Doran, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Six will always be a personal favourite but it doesn't exactly shatter my worldview to learn that paul draper is a twat

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:50 (two months ago) Permalink

this song almost Chekhov-like, resembling the short story “Oblomov”

Oblomov isn't a short story, it's a 500 page novel which he clearly hasn't read.

― Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:23 AM (sixteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i haven't read it either but you can't have read a big russian novel and thought it was a short story ffs.

― Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:27 AM (sixteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol and also it's by Goncharov, it's like saying "this song is almost Hardy-esque, resembling the short story "Bleak House."

nomar, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:58 (two months ago) Permalink

This thread has had more legs thanks to Paulo Draper. Would never have guessed.

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 18:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Six will always be a personal favourite but it doesn't exactly shatter my worldview to learn that paul draper is a twat

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 17:50 (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this

imago, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

This week's most cancelled pre-order: 'Low In High School' by Morrissey: https://t.co/IOlNcfFKZM

— Norman Records (@normanrecords) October 5, 2017

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 5 October 2017 14:26 (two months ago) Permalink

haha damn

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 5 October 2017 14:42 (two months ago) Permalink

"People were pre-ordering the album, just so they could cancel it"

Mark G, Friday, 6 October 2017 06:38 (two months ago) Permalink

hard for me to think of a rock icon who has so annoyed and sickened 1/2 of his fanbase by simply being himself. (the other half are as fervent as ever )

akm, Saturday, 7 October 2017 21:35 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 6 November 2017 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

this tedious old racist cancelled his show tonight, half an hour after he was due onstage, on the grounds that it was too chilly outside

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Monday, 6 November 2017 07:58 (one month ago) Permalink

After all this, it'll probably still make number one. Unless Sam Smith.

Mark G, Monday, 6 November 2017 08:23 (one month ago) Permalink

I like him

PaulTMA, Monday, 6 November 2017 23:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Late news: Mozambique withdraws album because the charts are too cold.

Mark G, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 07:49 (one month ago) Permalink

this album is not good

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 November 2017 20:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mozambique? Just seen that...

Ahem. S/be "Moz"

Mark G, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Disappointing Iron Maiden performance amid all of that. If they'd beaten him I'd have pissed myself laughing.

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I saw that the Shed Seven album dropped from 8 to 100

Mark G, Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Shed Seven album's sold slightly more in two weeks than their last one sold in 16 years. The new one's only sold about 15,000, mind.

michaellambert, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The fact that there was any demand whatsoever for a new Shed Seven album is a stain on this great nation.

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have at least a couple of friends who still love that band *shrug emoji*

who says no to mentals? (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have a cousin who is in a wedding band who described them as "Yorkshire's finest: The brilliant Shed 7" recently. Fucking seriously man!

calzino, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i saw the S7 album in the racks this week and did a double take.
expected it to be a self released/low budget thing, but no .. major label release.

mark e, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aw yeaaaaah:

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— Trump Alert (@TrumpsAlert) November 27, 2017

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 27 November 2017 13:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

really hoped that was going to be a Tweet about Shed 7

Big Pred aka (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 November 2017 13:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what's the verdict on morrissey according to ilx? is he racist or not?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/morrissey-kill-vermin-trump-2163033

come on ilx get yr act together

i n f i n i t y (∞), Monday, 27 November 2017 19:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, he's a racist.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Monday, 27 November 2017 19:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I dunno man, is that "the ilx verdict"? We are an effete liberal monoculture after all

Big Pred aka (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 November 2017 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That's the DJP verdict, which is one I've held for close to 30 years now.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Monday, 27 November 2017 19:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's basically a no-brainer

Big Pred aka (Noodle Vague), Monday, 27 November 2017 19:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Want to feel old? This is what Ross and Rachel from Friends look like now pic.twitter.com/5XZyLR3xBr

— Stuart Taylor (@stuartctaylor) January 16, 2017

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:09 (one week ago) Permalink

As someone who has just had a large breakfast of sausages and bacon I don’t have any skin in this game but the myth that Hitler was a veggie was debunked years ago I think. Goebbels looked at charismatic firebrands such as Gandhi and Lenin and realized that he should present Adolf as an ascetic radical with so much dedication to the cause that he didn’t have time for wine and women and was too militant for tobacco and meat. Barely any of it was true, although he didn’t smoke. Interestingly, I think, you could argue that Morrissey has constructed a similar image for himself over the years. While I don’t doubt his dedication to vegetarianism, he’s always liked to cultivate this image of someone who shies away from life’s sensual pleasures. Anyone who has met him tends to paint the portrait of someone who is, ah, quite thirsty and perhaps the words ‘Ceylon tea’ could have been replaced by 13 pints of Stella in his most recent interview. See also his historical celibacy. I don’t care about this image making at all... just his dyspeptic bigotry. Just add him to the long list of retirement age musicians who are too stupid to realise that they have long since won their battles and no longer thrive in any useful way from their insistence on courting controversy. And at least John Lydon has the common sense to restrict himself to politics.

Doran, Friday, 1 December 2017 04:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Apropos of nothing, I wouldn't describe Lenin as a charismatic firebrand, that sounds more like Trotsky, but I imagine Goebbels baulked at presenting Hitler as Jewish.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Totally fair point re: Trotsky. I guess the plan wasn't exactly presenting him as anything, just subtly sowing an idea of him in the public consciousness. Either way - the Hitler was a veggie thing, kind of boils my goat every time I hear it.

Doran, Friday, 1 December 2017 10:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I agree that he's fundamentally thick as pigshit and the most generous view you can take is to allow for this fact - idk about how "committed" he is to the animal rights cause, I suppose as much as any other interminable PETA gobshite who can't even be arsed to go vegan

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:55 (one week ago) Permalink

xxp
his latest biographer Volker Ullrich didn't debunk his vegetarianism in his gigantic first volume of Hitler: Ascent, maybe saving Baconrossa for vol2.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 10:57 (one week ago) Permalink

there were a lot of esoteric and ascetic ideas floating around Nazism, if Goebbels made up some of Hitler's quirks from whole cloth I've never seen later historians refute them

another day another dolour (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2017 11:00 (one week ago) Permalink

the Ullrich book is allegedly the most rigorous + painstakingly researched study yet, but he admits the limitations of going through an archive with gaping gaps where huge parts of it were reduced to dust, but at least Morrissey's risible vanity novel still exists!

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 11:45 (one week ago) Permalink

a brief google tells me that the evidence on Hitler's diet is mixed but Morrissey is definitely a racist

another day another dolour (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2017 11:54 (one week ago) Permalink

idk about how "committed" he is to the animal rights cause, I suppose as much as any other interminable PETA gobshite who can't even be arsed to go vegan

4 real. re-title your album 'cheese is murder' or stfu imo

damian green is people (NickB), Friday, 1 December 2017 12:00 (one week ago) Permalink

he has Irish cheddar on his rider. he is pre-vegan veggoe for life

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 1 December 2017 12:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Ullrich suggests that Hitler's vegetarian diet was linked to his "pathological mix of fear of mortality and messianic conviction". He was more shit-scared of getting cancer than getting assassinated and was convinced he wouldn't get to 50, to do his important work. But I am sure at the odd BBQ he said "fuck it".

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Irish Cheddar, English Heart Disease

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Friday, 1 December 2017 13:14 (one week ago) Permalink

irish cheddar seems like something he'd be culturally (rather than politically) opposed to

mark s, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:15 (one week ago) Permalink

he's a Galtee dude

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

an expect-a-wexford mystery xp

damian green is people (NickB), Friday, 1 December 2017 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

"Irish Cheddar on the Rider" should be the title of his next album

mahb, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:57 (one week ago) Permalink

holy shit this album suuuuuuuuucks aaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 December 2017 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

lol you listened to the album

Embalming is a flirty business (DJP), Friday, 1 December 2017 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

i also listened to every eagles track in sequence for a few months i have problems

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Dropped from 5 to 48 this week. Have seen worse.

michaellambert, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Not much though.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Does Ulrich’s book contain much stuff on the Liverpool Hitlers, or give any credence to the idea that Adolf went there on holiday when he was younger?

Doran, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:42 (one week ago) Permalink

No mention of that + he also dismisses other things like one testicle, syphilis, mythical French girl called Charlotte he got pregnant and the Jewish grandfather.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Rise and Fall of the Third Reich guy repeated a lot of allied propaganda without question imo

Illegal Ethiopian Dance Music (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2017 19:25 (one week ago) Permalink

and is a total homophobic dick.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

well was, of course. A true product of his era I suppose.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I seem to remember him going especially into apoplectic rage over Röhm's homosexuality and any other Nazi gays, repeatedly.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

This album has grown on me. Even "Spent the Day in Bed" is alright to me now, it's really just the lyrics I don't care for. I think "Home Is a Question Mark" is a winner. It might be his worst LP, but there's some good stuff in there.

His new fixation on Israel is something. I'm guessing he played some shows there and liked the way he was received, so naturally he's got a song called "Israel" now, with lyrics like "they who reign abuse upon you / they are jealous of you as well". That was pretty much what I was afraid of when I saw the song title.

JRN, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Readers of this thread may also be interested to know that at the show in DC last night, he touted this album's #1 placement on the US and UK vinyl charts, while also saying that it went to #10 on the "US... other charts" (actually #20 on the Billboard 200, but #3 on the rock album chart, I've just learned).

JRN, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

calz absolutely correct about Shirer -/I've.remembered his name now!

Illegal Ethiopian Dance Music (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2017 20:20 (one week ago) Permalink

wondering now if this dimension of the shirer book (pub.1960) was what was responsible for the rash of films in the early 70s stressing the sexual decadence of the third reich (the damned, the night porter etc), which mostly starred dirk bogarde and were lapped up by some of the punky foax SPM admired when young (punky foax often cheekily pro the queer-cult elements the film-makers were a lot more ambivalent abt)

mark s, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Could well be the case, because there wasn't a lot of competition for Shirer's book, and as turgid as it is - it was still probably the most comprehensive guide to the Nazis going right into the 70's, unless I've missed something.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:38 (one week ago) Permalink

yes, that's what i remember from the early 70s: grown-ups reading it and talking about it bcz it covered a lot of ground (not just sex) that was basically new to the general reading public

mark s, Friday, 1 December 2017 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's v readable! it's just bollocks is all

Illegal Ethiopian Dance Music (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 December 2017 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I read about a quarter of it and then audio-booked the rest and it is entertaining bollox. But to some extent all Hitler books are bollox and often over-reliant on Goebbels horrible diaries or like Shirer writing works of fiction really, which I think even Kershaw is guilty of to some extent. They just haven't got that nebulous Soviet archive that Stalin biographers have, which are so fucking massive they overwhelm some people.

*lol just spellchecked + Goebbels horrible Dairies almost submitted.

calzino, Friday, 1 December 2017 21:19 (one week ago) Permalink


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