Morrissey: “None of Bowie’s $20,000-a-day US guitarists had a grain of Mick Ronson’s natural style”

Morrissey has paid tribute to guitarist Mick Ronson, best known for his work with David Bowie, in the new issue of Uncut.

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Morrissey has paid tribute to guitarist Mick Ronson, best known for his work with David Bowie, in the new issue of Uncut.

The former Smith has long been a fan of the guitarist, who produced his 1992 album Your Arsenal, and reveals the full extent of his admiration in the latest Uncut, out on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

“No matter how you juggle the words, Mick was not replaced in David’s life,” Morrissey tells Uncut. “None of David’s $20,000-a-day US guitarists had a single grain of Mick’s natural style, and even Eno only worked with David for 14 days. Mick had been David’s lifelong asset – no-one else.”

The whole story of Mick Ronson’s life is told in the new issue, with help from friends and collaborators, including wife Suzi Ronson, singer-songwriter Michael Chapman, Bowie producer Ken Scott and fellow Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue guitarist T-Bone Burnett.

The new Uncut, dated February 2013, is out on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

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