Morrissey shares previously unheard demos

They're from the Years Of Refusal sessions

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Morrissey has shared three previously unheard demos from the Years Of Refusal sessions.

They are initial run-throughs of “Something Is Squeezing My Skull“, “One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell” and “Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed” which were recorded in 2008.

They are currently streaming on the quasi-official fan site, True To You.


Years Of Refusal was Morrissey’s ninth solo album, following 2006’s Ringleader Of The Tormentors.

It was the first Morrissey album since 1992’s Your Arsenal not to feature long-time bandmate Alain Whyte on guitar.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration has denied claims made by Morrissey that he was sexually assaulted by airport security at San Francisco International Airport last week.


Morrissey had alleged that the incident took place on July 27 as he prepared to board a British Airways flight to London, claiming that a security officer “crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles”.

However, TSA spokesman Mike England has said in a statement obtained by The Guardian: “TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect.”

The statement continued to state that the incident, in the TSA’s opinion, “followed standard operating procedures”.

The statement added: “Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.

“During the screening process, if an anomaly is detected, secondary screening is required to ensure the passenger does not have threat items, such as explosives, concealed under clothing.

“TSA works with numerous groups to continuously refine and enhance our procedures to improve the passenger experience while also ensuring the safety of the traveling public.”

Morrissey has announced live dates for September.

He’ll play:

Plymouth, Plymouth Pavillions (September 15)
Hull, Hull Arena (September 18)
London, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo (September 20, 21)

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