Posted in comedy | music on October 12, 2012

by Dave Hill

Dave Hill (or Oscar Wilde) asks a question, Radio City Music Hall 10/10/2012
Morrissey

We already ran photos of Morrissey's Radio City Music Hall appearance on Wednesday (10/10) and you can see more of Chris La Putt shots here. But we asked Moz superfan Dave Hill (who has hosted Smiths Speed Dating before) to review the show for us and his fully-clothed report follows...

Wednesday night I saw Morrissey at Radio City Music Hall here in New York City. A lot of people think they like and/or "get" Morrissey as much as I do but they are wrong. This was my (insert number of times you or anyone you know has ever seen Morrissey and then add at least one)-th time seeing Morrissey live and I was pretty excited about it because every time I see him he ends up singing all of the songs directly to me no matter where I'm sitting. Somehow he just knows.

Kristeen Young, one of Morrissey's favorites, opened the show but I missed her because they took forever getting my order right at Burger Heaven around the corner so I was a little late. When I got to Radio City and showed the usher my ticket he was like "Wow- this the best seat!"

"Thanks," I said. "I know."

Then the usher pushed a bunch of people out of the way, throwing some of them to the ground even, and showed me to my seat which was basically on stage with the band. As soon as I got settled, Morrissey and his band walked out, which was awesome. Morrissey's band all wore matching T-shirts that said "killjoy" on them, which was crazy and confusing but whatever. Everyone in his band has short hair and look like they do crunches a lot except for the guitarist Boz Boorer, who looks like he does whatever the opposite of crunches are but he is so awesome it's like fuck it.

Once everyone had their instruments on, the entire band including Morrissey seemed to look at me briefly as if to ask "Should we start?" Of course, I was like "Fuck yeah!" so they launched into "Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me" by The Smiths, Morrissey's old band who are basically the best ever, even better than Def Leppard. Also, Morrissey had on a sort of light teal shirt, which looked great and really complimented the cool outfit I was wearing.

Morrissey in Shirt #1 @ Radio City Music Hall

After Morrissey finished singing the first song, a big picture of me with a word bubble asking "Who Is Morrissey?" was projected on the big screen behind the band. It was a nice touch, but totally unnecessary. I was just happy to be there so that was totally above and beyond.

The rest of Morrissey's set list consisted of about 1/3 Smiths songs, a bunch of his solo songs, and a sweet Frankie Valli cover. Given the fact that between the Smiths and his solo material Morrissey has about a bazillion hits, there were times when I was thinking "Hey, Morrissey, maybe you should play more of those songs, you know, mine and everyone else's favorites (though mostly mine)" but I realize that this is my own problem and not Morrissey's and I'm sorry for even bringing it up.

During the song "Meat is Murder" (by the Smiths, duh), they played scenes from the meat-based documentary Meet Your Meat. I saw Motley Crue a couple years ago in Columbus, Ohio and they had a bunch of video projections going too, but this stuff was really, really different from that. It featured a bunch of cows and chickens and stuff being tortured and it was really upsetting and would not have worked with "Girls, Girls, Girls" or really any Motley Crue song I can think of right now. At one point, they even showed a bull getting his nuts cut off. Fuck. I have no idea what they were selling at the Radio City concession stands, but I can't help but think sales must have really taken a hit after that song. Also, it should be noted that the original "Meet Your Meat" documentary is narrated by Alec Baldwin even though everyone knows that guy loves chicken wings so much it's actually kind of weird.

Morrissey wore a total of four different awesome shirts over the course of the night. Toward the end of the show, he ripped off the third shirt of the night. Even as I type this, I still can't decide which one of us works out more, but it was still great. After he put on his fourth shirt of the night, Morrissey and his band came back on stage and played one encore, "Still Ill", one of my favorite songs by the Smiths (mentioned earlier) and then I levitated over the entire audience and went home in a cab that the driver didn't even end up charging me for. I kind of wish Morrissey would have played like nine more songs but, again, this is my own hangup mostly.

Speaking of the Smiths, there are a lot of rumors flying around that they are reuniting next year. I would like to confirm that these rumors are, in fact, true. However, the Smiths will be reuniting for one show only, which will take place in my apartment and will be attended by just me and maybe like six of my friends. Sorry.

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Morrissey plays tonight (10/12) and Saturday (10/13) at Terminal 5. Both shows are sold out. Check out more pictures and the setlist from Radio City.

And pick up a copy of Dave Hill's book Tasteful Nudes now!

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Comments (49)

Welcome back Dave, we've missed you.

Posted by CJ | October 12, 2012 2:46 PM

On the contrary, 2:46, and no one elected you the spokesperson for BV and from this read we did not miss him at all.

Once was gold but when you try to do it again it falls flat.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:52 PM

ugh...what a horrible review.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:53 PM

agree with 2:52. this was no def leppard review.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:55 PM

really into early dave hill bv review

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:57 PM

a real Smiths fan would never have went to that last horrible heavy metal concert you went to and last reviewed here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:57 PM

That was brilliant BV. I forgive you for the ridiculous Titus Andronicus posts and the flaky mainstream rap/R&B/Miguelito stuff that you've been trying to market here...

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 2:58 PM

"This was my (insert number of times you or anyone you know has ever seen Morrissey and then add at least one)-th time seeing Morrissey live"

stealing this forever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:01 PM

who is dave hill (seriously)?

and why does he think he's oscar wilde?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:03 PM

That was actually the only funny thing about the piece. The picture actually does look like Dave Hill.

Other than that not so much

The ones saying brilliant etc really have no smarts

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:08 PM

Dave Hill is the king.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:14 PM

It's faggy enough going to see this guy, but I guess taking your shirt off during THIS of all shows just would've been overkill.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:14 PM

My 11 year old sister could have written a better review than this, and she has down's syndrome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:15 PM

are you sure it's your sister who has down's, 3:15? just askin...

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:16 PM

Dave Hil, the FU-king man, OWNING IT once again

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:17 PM

2:57, hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:19 PM

trying too hard, dave.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:19 PM

I dug it. (Not as much as the Def Leopard review)

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:23 PM

Good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:34 PM

Nice, let's hope Dave's reviews are a regular feature on BV.

Posted by BTH | October 12, 2012 3:49 PM

This rules. Thanks, Dave.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:50 PM

I'll still take an OK Dave Hill write up over any other write up on this site.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:50 PM

"Once was gold but when you try to do it again it falls flat."


Truer words have never been spoken.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 3:55 PM

Genius.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 4:07 PM

this was great.
set times for tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 4:24 PM

Not a hateful person at all. In this moment though I would give anything if the people who are loving this review and making comments like genius would all be set on fire.

There are just way too many stupid people in this world and we have to start getting rid of em. A good start would be right here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 4:30 PM

4:30 You sound hateful.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 4:34 PM

Dave Hill is a brilliant comedian from the best place in the world, Cleveland.

Posted by JT | October 12, 2012 4:43 PM

If by brilliant you mean middling and sometimes funny, then yeah JT you are absolutely correct

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:01 PM

He always makes me laugh, especially when he's on storytelling shows. He doesn't have great "set up, punchline, tag" jokes but that's absolutely fine with me, plenty of comics do that well enough.

Posted by JT | October 12, 2012 5:06 PM

Awesome review(s) - keep them coming.

To the ppl who don't like it - head back to SNL & Adam Sandberg if you need some comic gold.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:12 PM

Grimes > Morrissey

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:12 PM

@4:30 - I think we should start with Family Guy fans.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:15 PM

JT-I would simply say you are easily amused and mentally challenged.

5:12-You are kidding right? Trying to say Dave Hill is like some intelligent form of comedy that can be the solution to the stupidity of SNL? Oh man, that's rich. Sort of like saying if you don't enjoy dinner at Olive Garden, please feel free to go back to eating at McDonald's

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:16 PM

ugh, fuck you 5:12

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 5:33 PM

Love this.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 6:13 PM

Only trust fund babies says "that's rich", which must be why that phrase pops up a lot on here. YOU'RE ALL SO CLEVER. Is it worth debating if Dave Hill is funny or not? NO.

#GotABigDick
#TheRealSnagglepuss

Posted by Hubert Snodgrass | October 12, 2012 7:14 PM

Dave Hill has been posting positive comments about his review every five minutes. The tip-off? No-one who frequents this site EVER writes anything positive, let alone in regards to a review that seriously looks like it was written by a seven year old with cerebral palsy who won a low bid make-a-wish contest.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 7:26 PM

Dave Hill reviews are so 2011. Meh. Not amusing anymore. Next .

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2012 1:02 AM

Hey 2:57, I've seen Def Leppard once, Morrissey 5 times...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFINE MY UNIQUENESS.

Posted by Come Armageddon (it) | October 13, 2012 10:01 AM

Dave Hill: nice review for a 12 year old.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 8:34 PM

So great.

"Also, Morrissey had on a sort of light teal shirt, which looked great and really complimented the cool outfit I was wearing."

And I'm not just saying this because I find Dave Hill extremely attractive. He's got beauty AND brains.

Posted by Amanda | October 18, 2012 2:52 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Veiled Clothing | November 23, 2012 11:08 AM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Veiled Clothing | November 23, 2012 11:31 AM

You're so lucky you've been there! I wish I was...

Posted by Debussy | November 24, 2012 2:45 PM

Nice, let's hope Dave's reviews are a regular feature on BV.

Posted by Fotowoltaika | March 29, 2013 5:09 AM

I love this band! I'd love to go on a show, sorry that came here where I live when I could not go, I'm in São Paulo in Brazil, but now I'm ready

Posted by Acompanhantes Sao Paulo | April 4, 2013 8:41 PM

he's great on stage.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 10, 2013 1:23 PM

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