"Mozzers 50th Birthday For The Sake Of Johnky's Wedding??"
Apollo Theatre; Manchester 22nd May 2009 [MASTER]

Taper : Johnky [liverecordings@gmail.com]

Rig : At831b > Edirol R09-HR > SD CARD > Sound Forge 11.0 > WAV > FLAC

Websites : www.right-here-right-now.info /==/ www.live-recordings.org

Sound Quality : Sample Below

Length : 84.34

01. Introduction
02. This Charming Man
03. Irish Blood English Heart
04. Black Cloud
05. How Soon Is Now?
06. All You Need Is Me [Im Caught Taping By The Bouncer !!!!]
07. How Could Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
08. Happy Birthday
09. Girlfriend in a Coma
10. I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
11. Let Me Kiss You
12. Ask
13. Something is Squeezing my Skull
14. One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
15. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself?
16. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
17. I Keep Mine Hidden
18. When Last I Spoke To Carol
19. Best Friend on the Payroll
20. Sorry Doesn't Help
21. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
22. The Loop
23. I'm OK By Myself
24. First Of The Gang to Die
Sample :
Morrissey - The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores - Manchester 22nd May 2009 [johnky]

Taper Notes :
So, in all of my 13yrs or so taping. I have hardly ever been caught and up until this point, they were close shaves but no problems. I proposed to my wife in November 2007 after 8yrs together and we were due to get married on the 1st June 2009. There are only two people in my life that I look up to that I HAVE NOT MET, one is the snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan and the other is Stephen Patrick Morrissey. As it transpires, his 50th birthday fell SEVEN DAYS before I was due to get married. I had no intention of even asking my wife [to be] if I could head over to Manchester "on a mad one with the boys for the weekend" until a last minute ticket was offered to me. So I bit the bullet, asked the missues if I could to Manchester for Morrisseys 50th! The reply was pretty much along the lines of "Well, if you are sure that you have everything sorted for next weekend and nothing is going to happen, then yes, off you go...." EXCELLENT. Now, as I am sure any other taper or gig goer that goes to The Apollo will know that they hold a very hard line on misbeahiour of ANY sort be it taping, drunkeness, drugs and the bouncers getting heavy handed in there is stuff of legend. So I rock up the venue, a nervous wreck as usual, but always expect to get in! Once you get in, you would want to be doing something very stupid to get caught!!! No problems at the door. HAPPY DAYS. JOB DONE. Then six songs in, during "All You Need Is Me", I get the dreded "tap on the shoulder"....My life actualy flashed before my eyes. Immeadiately, I thought I am F****D here, Im going home with a bust lip, black eye, gonna get kicked down the stairs etc. I immeadiately, go to my Edirol and tell the bouncer I will stop taping and hold my hands up. Then he goes to me "The bouncers up in the balcony can see a red light coming from your pocket, DONT STOP TAPING but I will bring you around here where the wont see you and you can carry on!!!!" The relief was like nothing I have ever experienced before. I subsequently gave him some business cards and a copy of this recording, which has otherwise never seen the light of day untill now. I am not sure how many bouncers work that venue on any given night, however, I got probably the ONLY one in the building that was not only sound but also apprecaited the recording!

Setlist, Ticket, Laminate, Venue Pic ALL INCLUDED IN THE TORRENT.


Johnky [Still Married !!!]

NME Report :
Singer rolls out Smiths classics for star studded performance

Morrissey celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday (May 22) with the first of two hometown shows.

The Urmston born singer came onstage at the Manchester Apollo to a huge and prolonged standing ovation, before he said "50 gruesome years" and swiftly opened with The Smiths classic 'This Charming Man'.

Featuring a set which included a whole host of singles from Moz's solo career and his Smiths era, the singer seemed in high spirits and was constantly joking with the crowd and shaking hands.

A surprised 'Happy Birthday' song preceded the start of 'Girlfriend In A Coma', with guitarist Boz Boorer leading the way and the crowd more than willing to join in.

Shortly after, Morrissey quipped: "I'm not 50, I'm forty ten," before adding: "Did you rehearse that? It sounds like you did."

The crowd, which included comedians Alan Carr and Jo Brand, actors from Shameless and Emmerdale, radio DJ Marc Riley and music journalist John Robb, was full of quiffs and fans of all ages.

Still finding time to take a stab at the music industry, Morrissey introduced 'The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores' by saying: "I've been waiting for a time when someone says no to a Brit Award, says no to the phoney Mercury Music Prize and until that day the world is full of crashing bores."

But the night was one of celebration and closing the show with fan favourite 'First Of the Gang To Die', there was still time for one more standing ovation before Morrissey and his band left the stage.