Aftermath: Morrissey at Jones Hall
Even never having seen Moz before, Aftermath knew to expect a certain amount of camp, and he certainly got it. Besides the whole shirt-removal thing - which also supplied a moment of unintentional comedy when it got stuck in its route from Morrissey's torso to the ravenous audience hands clamoring to render it to shreds - Morrissey wielded the microphone cord like Indiana Jones' whip, and really worked the Tom Jones/Vegas angle to the hilt when he asked various people in the front row "Where are you from?" (Answers: Southern California, "Texas," Mexico City... people will travel for this guy.)
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Still, the Iggy Pop treatment gave "How Soon Is Now?" new life, with Matt Walker pounding away on the symphony-orchestra bass drum beside him, and the band's racket couldn't obscure the melodic genius behind "Ask" or sole encore "The First of the Gang to Die." Overall, it was a show worth losing your shirt - or your shit - for.
[Note: see more pictures from the show here.]
This Charming Man
How Soon is Now?
Irish Blood, English Heart
When Last I Spoke to Carol
How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Something is Squeezing My Skull
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
The World is Full of Crashing Bores
Death of a Disco Dancer
Best Friend on the Payroll
I Keep Mine Hidden
Sorry Doesn't Help
Let Me Kiss You
I'm OK By Myself
Encore: First Of The Gang to Die