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- Posted on Jun 25th 2011 7:00AM by Stephen Dowling
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"Can you bear to hear a new song?" Morrissey intoned "Can you bear to hear an old one?" There was plenty to placate Smiths fan amidst the set -- 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' and the vegetarian anthem 'Meat Is Murder' -- but the hippy vibe certainly wasn't extending itself to his between-song banter.
"I'll try to sing as fast as I can as I know you're here to see U2," Morrissey quipped to his rain-soaked fans as his band -- dressed in match polo shirts -- rattled through solo and Smiths hits alike.
Before 'Meat Is Murder' he noted the British prime minister's opposition to a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. "David Cameron tried to stop it being passed -- what a silly twit,"he said theatrically. You got the feeling those weren't words he really wanted to say.
Morrissey tipped a nod to his glam beginnings with a sublime cover of Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love,' a song that had been covered in the past by U2. Coincidence?