The sunset strip wasn’t really our scene, but in 2009, when the The Cribs and Johnny Marr called, we came running. The Roxy is a legendary L.A. venue, and a stopping point for huge acts, so it was exciting for us to play there. Naturally, we tore it up.
Back in L.A. there are parties dedicated to Morrissey and The Smiths at venues around town. For October’s Selfie Playlist, I wanted to capture those feelings of youthful abandon, togetherness and community that those parties represent. So, imagine you are on the dance floor of The Echo in Los Angeles, beer in hand, surrounded by Latinxs with pompadours, shouting along to lyrics about violence and poetry in Manchester, England. Then press play.
Selfie Playlist 3: Morrissey Dance Party
1. London – The Smiths 2. Glamorous Glue – Morrissey 3. The Last of the Famous International Playboys – Morrissey 4. Rusholme Ruffians – The Smiths 5. Vicar in a Tutu – The Smiths 6. Something is Squeezing My Skull – Morrissey 7. First of the Gang to Die – Morrissey 8. Ask – The Smiths 9. I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me – Morrissey 10. Sing Your Life – Live at KROQ – Morrissey 11. Sister I’m a Poet – Morrissey 12. Hand in Glove – The Smiths 13. Suedehead – Morrissey