Tomorrow/November Spawned a Monster-Morrissey (Videos)

Here we have the point we started to make last month. Morrissey as disingenuous, genius, chamelonesque cipher to the extreme. The first video is from what we’ll call it middle period-solo, the second single from Your Arsenal, “Tomorrow”. Here he plays his Mr. 50s, slightly sinister, thuggy vibe, yet still sinuous and feline but the song is of course the first person desperate quest for human contact even if emotionally deceitful. So here the song is the one you sadly and pathetically sing along with in your head, as if he is giving voice to your feelings, but his appearance in the video is “disinterested Manc fashion plate”. I think this is a great song, primarily because of the driving yet wandering guitar and the classic Ronson production- he glams it up a little.

And here we have perhaps one of his more sensitive and damning tracks, “November Spawned a Monster”, which I have on early singles comp Bona Drag (which I consider the Morrissey high point- try to argue) about a troubled and sickly girl- he clearly sounds as if he has a soul and the song is spot on. An absolute gem, but he’s singing about someone else, as if he empathizes with their situation, which he must to some extent, as he gets the feelinds just right. But the video is a classic- of Beavis and Butthead. What the hell is he doing here? He’s f***ing with his audience. Mr. Celibate chooses his most sensitive song, one where he leaves his usual fake first person mantle by the wayside and unleashes a broadside at self-centered pity, to play with his audience by traipsing around the desert in stereotypical Teh Gay dancing. Is he turning the song into an analogy about homosexuality, is he daring people to make assertions? He’s humping a rock. He is 100% calculatedly screwing with you. I swear to God, one day Mr. PETA’s gonna eat a burger in a video. A juicy bacon burger. I just don’t trust the guy, and I love him, I really do. He is a pop mastermind, and a true celebrity oddity.

Morrissey-November Spawned a Monster

17 Responses to “Tomorrow/November Spawned a Monster-Morrissey (Videos)”


  • I know I’m supposed to love him but I just can’t. Maybe I am too young to love synthesizers the way I need to – at least without some guitar to kick it up.

  • Goddamn f***ing comment moderation you pansy@$$ hosebags. If you cobags don’t fix this sh!t, I’ll give you something to f***ing moderate, chumpwad.

  • Morrissey is usually pretty synthesizer free. Thus your lame right wing talking point=out the window.

  • Um, ok, maybe you should re-listen to the songs you post, e.g. November Spawned a Monster. Tell me if you notice that we have secretly replaced your usual guitars with ham-handed synthesizers.

    The first song I might almost like if he wasn’t dissing the band for the whole video. How is that supposed to make me like him? Also, how is he disinterested when he keeps looking back at them?

  • Yes there are some synthesizers in “November Spawned a Monster”, but if I recall your argument was about Morrissey in general, and in general there are not synthesizers, so my point is still valid. CHumpwad. Also the point of the post is that it is almost impossible to like Morrissey if you ever have to look at him, unless you want to f*** him, and then it is OK. Thus you continue to prove my point. I will call you point-prover.

  • Let’s reread your post. Here’s the only sentenceds on topic before you are beguiled by the lyrical emptiness of melliflous empty adjectives. Look carefully, we have these two sentences:

    Here we have the point we started to make last month. Morrissey as disingenuous, genius, chamelonesque cipher to the extreme.

    Then after two videos and six sentences I doubt Berube could find meaning in, you return to some semblence of the English language with this:

    Is he turning the song into an analogy about homosexuality, is he daring people to make assertions? He’s humping a rock. He is 100% calculatedly screwing with you. I swear to God

    Where does that say anything about liking or disliking him based on physical appearance? So what you claim as your original point doesn’t seem to appear in your original post.

    I will call you pointless.

  • Following up from the previous post, as I noted- the last song was a Smiths song.

    Why are you so AG today?

  • Also, I notice you side-stepping the whole synthesizer issue.

  • There’s only so much effort I’m willing to devote to a comment, especilly for an out of touch leftard. Allow to try and summarize my take on this matter and the myriad ways you have failed.

    1. Nowhere on this blog is there any mention of this song as a Smiths song. In a post circa July 2005 you write

    “November Spawned a Monster”, “Lucky Lisp”, “Suedehead” and “Interesting Drug” (Morrissey solo stuff).

    and as a subpoint I’m not sure how that is relevent.
    2. I am not overly familiar with The Smiths/Morrissey catalog. Every time I try to explore it pains me. So let’s pretend I have the two songs you posted as an example plus a general knowledge of 80’s music as a home for wayward synthesizers. I can neither confirm nor deny your synthesizer contention.
    3. I’m still not sure what your point is except to demonstrate how you love a man who dances obnoxious “Teh Gay” dances in the desert thus further undercutting your own proclaimed heterosexual orientation.

  • Let us remember that your original assertion was that you never liked Morrissey much due to overuse of synthesizers. By asserting such a thing, we must presume you have heard additional Morrissey songs beyond the two in question. Now you claim that your Morrissey exposure consists solely of the two songs posted here and a general knowledge of 80s music. The synthesizer contention was yours, not mine. My knowledge of Morrissey and snyth use is reality based.

    Thus, E.I.C.

  • The Uncanny Canadian

    Oooh, bullfight!!!! Bring it cobagz!!@112@!11 This little argument here has some of the best insults I’ve heard in recent times. Sweet.

    Fulsome, you don’t need to justify why you don’t like The Smiths and Morrissey. You either like the music or you don’t. It’s just taste. I have had endless conversations with PP about The Smiths, and no matter how many times I listen or what I listen for, I just don’t care much for them or for Morrissey.

  • I’m not answering your “synth point” until you adress my The Smiths song authorship complaint in good faith. Your self-contradiction overrides any technical quibbles you might have with my facts. Also, please see point #3 for further clarification of how this is only hurting your reputation.

    Also, I appreciate UC coming in like any good Dem and undercutting his own party. I win again!

  • “I’m still not sure what your point is except to demonstrate how you love a man who dances obnoxious “Teh Gay” dances in the desert thus further undercutting your own proclaimed heterosexual orientation.”

    AG is in love with Fulsome for that comment. Love, Love, Love!

    And WTF is up with the AG comment, Pinko? Leave me the bubbles out of your little lovers spats.

  • wow – where DOES the resident expert start…?

  • I look forward to PR putting a hole in fulsome’s skull and f***ing it. With a smile of course.

    Also, guess who is ducking AG and UC when they come to town? Fulsome is!

  • He’s not ducking AG. Just UC. Like all the men in the blogosphere, he wants AG.

  • Oh, and I claim victory on this thread. Your unproven claims of objective knowledge stand in vain opposition to my rejoinders.

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