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Postby Girl Unafraid » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:10 pm

Saw a pic of a tattoo in Smiths t-shirts thread, sooooooooo it got me thinking...

how about a Smiths/Moz (or related) tatt thread?

Here's mine & Grims.
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Postby mel_vin » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:12 pm

they are great! butttt, i would have chosen a different font, more moz like., this font has been used since the seventies in tattoo land (lost the name for a second), and was used too much (abused) by american gangs etc.

i really like the Moz tattoo in that cd cover, where the belly button is in the middle of the O (MOZ) , remember being in high school and drawing this over and over on my own stomach.... nobody understood.... <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:37 pm

that is a Moz used font (it's Old English btw)
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Postby Still Ill » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:27 am

I've never liked the old English font. Too gang affliliated. So excuse the oxymoron as I compliment you on your tatts! <!--emo&:ph34r:-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby mel_vin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:56 am

i like the right font more... idd old english BUT there are tons of slightly different versions....

good tattoos no doubts there...!
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Postby mel_vin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:01 am

hey just notice the song MEXICO on that single...

Mesa que mas aplauda!

what's it about? lyrics???

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Postby Grim O'Grady » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:19 am

Morrissey - Mexico Lyrics

In Mexico,
I went for a walk to inhale
the tranquil, cool, lover's air
I could taste a trace
of American chemical waste
And the small voice said, "What can we do?"

In Mexico
I went for a walk to inhale
the tranquil, cool, lover's air
I could sense the hate
of the lonestar state
And a small voice said, "What can we do?"

It seems if you're rich and you're white
you'll be alright
I just don't see why
this should be so
If you're rich and you're white
you'll be alright
I just don't see
why this should be so

In Mexico
I lay on the grass
and I cried my heart out
for want of my love
Oh, for want of my love
Oh, for want of my love

It seems if you're rich and you're white
you think you're so right
I just don't see why
this should be so
If you're rich and you're white
then you'll be OK
I just don't see why
this should be so

In Mexico,
I lay on the grass
and I cried my heart out
for want of my love
For want of my love
For want of my love
For want of my love
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Postby mel_vin » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:41 pm

great stuff...

morrissey wants to become a Zapatista!

<a href='http://www.ezln.org/' target='_blank'>http://www.ezln.org/</a>

ADIOS A LAS ARMAS!
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Postby helmoz » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:54 pm

where can u get "mexico" then? is it just on promo copies of the single, or on normal singles too?
(sorry if this is a bit of a disgression from the original topic...)
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:46 pm

A b-side on "First of the Gang to Die"

or on the deluxe edition of "You Are The Quarry".

Here's (I think) the first time it was played live...Phoenix, 9th August 2002.

<a href='http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1T81TTTERN3C00DJ19CYPNZENE' target='_blank'>MEXICO</a>
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Postby Girl Unafraid » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:50 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Grim O'Grady+Sep 7 2005, 09:19 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Grim O'Grady @ Sep 7 2005, 09:19 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->In Mexico,
I went for a walk to inhale
the tranquil, cool, lover's air
<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
That's the air belong to more than one lover.

Hence the correct grammatical spelling should be


"the tranquil, cool lovers' air"

Go and sit in the corner until you're told to come out, Mr O'G.
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Postby helmoz » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:58 am

cheers grim <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby Alabaster Crashes Down » Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:06 pm

I don't need a tattoo. I got it carved on my arm with a fountain pen. keep it simple!
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:09 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Alabaster Crashes Down+Oct 2 2005, 06:06 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Alabaster Crashes Down @ Oct 2 2005, 06:06 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> I don't need a tattoo. I got it carved on my arm with a fountain pen. keep it simple! <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
that is a tatt! Hope you put some anti-septic cream on it.

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Postby Alabaster Crashes Down » Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:14 pm

No.

My arm turned green, swelled up and them dropped off. Poor me. All for love of Morrissey though, so it was worth it.
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