Morrissey has just ended his first half of 2012 shows with a date in his hometown of Manchester, followed by a final show in Edinburgh, Scotland. A very impressive feat for an unsigned artist to easily sell out a venue the size of Manchester Evening News Arena with no new album to promote. Clearly, he still has a fervent following who remain faithful and supportive.
I’m left to wonder if the band stopped by on their pass through Portugal and recorded any songs at Boz Boorer’s studio. Morrissey has already said that he’s all but given up on ever being signed by what he calls a “grown-up” label, but does that mean he’s ruled out the idea of self-producing? Either way, let’s hope we can get to hear some studio recordings of songs that he’s been performing on these latest batch of shows including “Action is My Middle Name”, “Scandinavia”, and the others.
Keep up the requests everybody. It’s always fun to have you on board helping me curate (which is a fancy of way of saying “pick out”) the songs.