I just got Morrissey’s Who Put the ‘M’ in Manchester? DVD. I’m a huge Morrissey fan… I realized how much recently. I loved The Smiths, of course, but if I were to name my ten favorite artists, I doubt Morrissey would appear on it. Yet every new CD he comes out with I buy and I like them. I don’t even have all The Smiths CDs but I have every Morrissey solo CD. And it wasn’t intentional, so I must really like his music. (I wonder what else I like ;) )
But the highlight of the DVD for me is a Smiths song, There is a Light That Never Goes Out. I haven’t listened to The Queen Is Dead in years so had forgotten how great this song is. The crowd singing the morbidly romantic chorus is what does it:
And if a double-decker bus crashes into us, To die by your side Is such a heavenly way to die. And if a 10-ton truck kills the both of us, To die by your side, Well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine.
His latest CD, You Are The Quarry, is one of his best yet, so it’s great to see him continue to do well in his career.