Morrissey (Almost) Reveals His Arsenal

Have you ever wondered what Morrissey looks like nearly nude? Thanks to the inner sleeve of Mozzer’s single for “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” your fantasies involving him, and his backing band, wearing nothing but a few inches of vinyl can have actual images to go along with them. The (probably NSFW) shot after the jump.

Ha ha… seven-inches.

“Paris” inner sleeve [; HT Paul C.]

  • DaeSu

    Hmmm. . . I think I would have preferred this sort of thing more around the time when “Your Arsenal” was released.

  • dyfl

    We could all hope we look as good as Morrissey when we are Morrissey’s age. He clearly agrees.

  • brasstax

    Moz has a speedo tan, which I find funny in some way.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not in bad shape for an old man

  • brasstax

    He definitely looks more out of shape with clothes ON. Surprised.

  • bcapirigi

    He’s fuzzier than I would have thought.

  • moomintroll

    I’m so conflicted about this…

  • Marth

    And suddenly Idolator’s web traffic from east LA skyrockets.

  • dyfl

    And also: Why HELLO there, rhythm section. To me you are a work of art.

    And nobody’s made a “Skin Storm” joke yet? Or a “Such A Little Thing Makes A Big Difference” gag? I’m… “Disappointed”.

  • brasstax

    All of a sudden I’m fascinated with how ugly all of their knees are.

  • Ned Raggett

    I firmly believe Boz Boorer is Moz’s picture of Dorian Grey equivalent.

  • Chris Molanphy

    @dyfl: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful.

  • brasstax


  • Tauwan


    Glad to see I am not the only person who saw this headline and immediately thought of how this post would send many eastside dwelling hearts a twitter here in Los Angeles. L

    Also: so, like, Morrissey is straight, right? I mean not that it matters. Just someone from the outside looking in with an inquiring mind that wants to know. (I don’t own or listen to any of “Moz’s” stuff, but I am aware of who he is and his ever faithful following)

  • el smrtmnky

    @Marth: FTW

    @Tauwan: not straight, my friend.

  • soundbitesnyc

    Am I the only one who wants to know what the records are?

    • Martha

      I was wondering that myself

  • Maura Johnston

    @soundbitesnyc: nope!

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    I think Moz is sporting something on Parlophone, and Jesse Tobias has something on Decca.

  • dyfl

    Ooh Jesse Tobias definitely does have something on his decca (cane swoops in from stage left, violently removes me by the neck)

  • NeverEnough

    This pictures makes me feel all funny down there.

  • AL

    aww i feel bad for the chubby one. he’s hiding!

  • Dick Laurent is dead.

    How are they keeping those attached, Glamorous Glue?

  • Anonymous

    It must have been really tough to get Tobias out of his jean shorts for that picture.

  • dreamsneverend

    Damn I feel fat now.

  • Anonymous

    These guys need to hit a tanning salon.

  • mackro

    sweet and tender tooligans


    Does anyone elyse notice that the only person…with a lil more weight….has to have a quirky goatee, funny facial expression and hairdo to match? Not bad….I mean that would be me if I were in this shoot.

  • spankyjoe


    Well, when you’ve got a gut, unless you lift it up, yeah, you’re definitely hiding.

    Oh, hiding hiding. Carry on.

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or does Moz look like a gangster extra from “Sexy Beast”?

  • NeverEnough

    @Dick Laurent is dead.: Ahahahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    (for dyfl’s disappointment)

    I can safely say that after seeing that NOW my heart is full, but they really should nipped this thing in the (billy) budd, before any spring heeled jack of theirs gets a little too excited!

    and he used to be such a sweet boy, before he got tangled up with these lazy sunbathers and now hes taken the express speedway to a bad name.
    I know I shall be hated for loving this but who knows, maybe nude photography is an alright experience..why don’t you find out for yourself? although this is defintely not a situation where I’d advise you to hold onto your friends!
    hope this doesnt start a series tours of nudist beaches with all their lifeguards sleeping while girls are drowning.

    Always has to make a show of himself, he can’t stand that the more we ignore him, the closer he gets to bad taste..

    (every song on Vauxhall referenced!)