Is Morrissey Rockabilly?

Same question that is commonly asked about Social Distortion, can Morrissey be called rockabilly?
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print
Photo: LIPSapp Indie Radio.

Same question that is commonly asked about Social Distortion, can Morrissey be called rockabilly?

Bisa iya. Bisa tidak. Seperti juga Social D—utamanya Mike Ness—citra Morrissey beserta band pengiringnya amat klop dipredikati rockabilly: rambut quiff/pompadour, klimis, minyak rambut melekat mengkilat, kaos berpadu jins, dandanan yang kental bau 50s, sepatu brogues, …apalagi?

Nuansa Rockabilly paling terlihat di album ke-2, Kill Uncle, dan ke-3, Your Arsenal. Kehadiran Boz Boorer dan Alain Whyte sejak Your Arsenal kian memperkuat warna rockabilly pada imej Morrissey. Bukan hal yang aneh sebenarnya sebab Boz dan Alain memang aktivis rockabilly dan memiliki band rockabilly-nya masing-masing di luar Morrissey. Band Boz, The Polecats, merupakan salah satu kelompok British rockabilly yang duhai disegani.

Setelah kedua album tadi Moz cenderung tak akrab lagi dengan rockabilly. Tinggal gaya dandan saja yang bertahan rockabilly.

Silakan simak beberapa tembang yang menunjukkan kepekatan rockabilly mewarnai proses berkesenian Moz.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of
Scroll to Top