Mopemaster Morrissey’s Tuesday show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, his first concert since his onstage collapse on Saturday, was marked by what reviewer Priya Elan referred to as “bloated” arrangements of some of his classic tracks and an unhealthy appearance by the man himself. Underlining—and adding lots of exclamation points to—the general sourness in the room was Moz’s alteration of the most sacred of texts, the lyrics to “How Soon Is Now?”
“There’s a club if you’d like to go
You could meet somebody who can actually stand you
So you go and you stand on your own
and leave on your own. What a big surprise.
And almost as if to drive the point that he was in a really lousy frame of mind home, once that song ended “he re-enacted the Swindon incident, curving up into the foetal position under the spotlight as a gong crashed behind him. ‘Thank you Swindon,’ he said when he finally stood up.” Yipes. Um, anyone else think that he might have put an extra day or two of rest to good use?
Morrissey at the Albert Hall [Times Of London via The Awl]
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