Morrissey – London
Alexandra Palace [London N22 7AY]
|Date:||9th March 2018|
|Address:||Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY|
A.A.Gill wrote: Morrissey is plainly the most ornery, cantankerous, entitled, whingeing, self-martyred human being who ever drew breath. And those are just his good qualities.
To others he is England’s finest ever songwriter. Much is true about what Gill wrote, but in a bland musical landscape, Morrissey’s elegiac songwriting has spawned a legion of fans who can relate to the subjects he writes about.
There is always a sense of anticipation in seeing him live, and a sense of trepidation. He does have a reputation for living up to many of Gill’s metaphors, he may walk off early, he may not turn up at all. If all goes well, there is nothing like a Morrissey gig for that sense of a oneness with all the others around you. He is still an artist that can generate adulation amongst his ageing audience. Inside the hall you will feel we’re all okay, its the rest of the world that is wrong.
Morrissey’s tour is to showcase his new album, Low in High School. It is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.
Featuring Joey Barton