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Just got a call from Jenny Morris' manager. I will be doing an email interview her int he next week! :-)
Anyone here is welcome to suggest any questions you may want me to ask her! :-)
Some ideas for ridiculous questions (only kidding really, but you can ask if you like!):
- All 4 singles released from 'Shiver' started with the letter 'S' (Saved Me, She Has To Be Loved, Street of Love, Self Deceiver), and so did the album title. Was there any symbolic meaning behind this, or was it purely coincidental?
- There was a TV advert for the 'Salvation Jane' album, featuring two women in a bus, where one asked the other, "Have you heard the new Jenny Morris album?", and the other one replied, "No I haven't, actually." and that was it. Whose idea was this?
Those 2 questions are GENIUS and very intriguing so they MUST be asked and answered!
One question that would be interesting to know, but I probably wouldn't ask, I always thought that her and Hutch had a thing going on in the mid 80's when they did the "Jackson" thing together.
Jase, looks like Nathan's going to handle this interview!!!!!
Great questions, Nathan!
I wouldn't mind knowing what her success was like in Europe. Strangely enough late last year I was shocked to see she released 'Saved Me' as a single over in the UK and I wouldn't have thought she tried the waters over there. On the cd single (which I have since found and brought) there is an ad for the album, so I'll assume she released it over there as well and wonder how it went.
This could be one...
I often wonder with a few artists lately delving into their vaults for unreleased gems or alternate takes of songs if Jenny's willing to go through what's there and release a CD full of 'em. Be great to hear any alternate mixes of things like Break In The Weather or You I Know etc if there are some around.
Look at you Nathan with all the chart positions...
I think Jenny's version of 'In Too Deep' is better than Belinda Carlisle's (I bought Jenny's). I thought this song would have been a return to form for Jenny and get her back in the charts again, but funny enough, it became a big hit for Belinda and returned her to the charts after a few years absence.
FAVOURITE JENNY MORRIS SONG? What's yours? Mine is an unusual choice, firstly: "Lighthearted" (which only made #70 on the charts) and closely followed by "You're Gonna Get Hurt".
'You I Know' and of course it was written by NEIL FINN!
Does Australian chart positions of Jenny Morris' singles and albums were from Kent Music Report/AMR, ARIA or both?
My FAV Jenny Morris material is with QED. Everywhere I Go, This One, Barbie Doll and Animal Magic are just SENSATIONAL for me and better than any of her solo work *****
For solo work 'Saved Me' * 'Break In the Weather' and 'She Has To Be Loved'
My favourite Jenny Morris song would be a 3-way tie between 'Street of Love', 'I've Had You', and 'Saved Me'.
Hey Sean, yes I forgot Belinda played 'In Too Deep' from her setlist and she did say those exact words! I think I will now change my fave track to 'This One' Love it and the video.
Can someone jog my memory?...Have we had a Countdown episode with 'Get Some Humour' featured?
Sorry, what date? I want to drag it out and play the vid/episode at sometime.
Love Jenny Morris. Have been fortunate over the years to chat and catch up with her about her experiences in the music industry and all. She is always one cool lady who has never really ever got too caught up with her success as she also is a devoted wife & mother to her 2 childern Hugh & Bella Clarke. Although she is Kiwi we know her from her solo career mostly based in Australia. Jenny first came to national recognition with the Kiwi New-Wave band The Crocodiles in 1980 that had a top 20 hit "Tears" in New Zealand. One year later Debbie Byrne would release it as a single also and perform it on "Countdown". A short stint with QED followed before she would tour as a backup singer with INXS which gave her the exposure to launch her solo career.
Although "Break In The Weather" is such a cool catchy and original song I would have preferred "Rage" play the music video "The Price I Pay" (1993) as this clip is quite rare and those I know whom are JM supporters don't have copies of it either. Please someone request this music vid. I have on a number of occasions yet it still has never been played since it's only time back in late 1993. JM is a great live performer and excellent songwriter and like many female artists in this country somewhat underrated. As I know plenty about Jenny already I will let others ask questions for this interview. Enjoy your chat with Jenny Jason.
Jenny also released a fourth final single "Crackerjack Man" in May 1992 from the "Honeychild" cd album. It reached #98 for about one week only from memory or there about. I have the cd single in my music collection as well as info taken from "The Australian Chart Book" & "Top 40 Research Book" used for radio stations. Just thought this may be of interest also for any JM supporters out there.
Wasn't Jenny's partner/husband a reporter on The Factory? His surname is Clarke and I recall people saying he was, back then. He had blonde hair. Anyway, I think he is featured on the 7 May '88 The Factory episode on rage this morning.
I'd love to have you do a full list of all the chart positions and time in chart for the MODELS single and album releases.
Very curious about any overseas success also...
All the best,
Michael-the Paul Clarke in The Factory isn't the one married to Jenny Morris.The Paul Clarke married to Jenny is on drums in the Body & Soul clip
Thanks for clearing this up John. I always thought it was him ever since The Factory days. To think I have misled myself for 25 years!
VERY cool, Jenny Morris has just emailed me the answers to the questions I sent her.
Will upload it in the next week :-)
And tay, tay, tay.... I included some of your questions.
Your question on how all the tracks and album title with everything starting with S was a VERY interesting answer from her!
STAY TUNED! :-)
I can't wait to read her answer to that question Jason.
It's NOT a very long answer but you will see what I mean when you read her answer, LOL!!! It's funny... I am VERY glad you suggested that question by the way!... I used a few of yours :-
Still dying to hear her answer to the consecutive 'S' releases question
It's coming. Can afford to pay my website designer to put it up for me this week :-)
I always though that Jenny's husband Paul Clarke only featured on drums in You're Gonna Get Hurt music video clip only. Paul went onto advertising after a stint in the music industry. Mark Williams who now fronts Dragon was in Body And Soul music video clip from memory. 🤔
Hope all is well for you in 2017!
Wondering if you can lift the ban on my facebook account please? I think it might've been applied due to a misunderstanding with one of the moderators - I'm not really sure.
Anyway, keep up with the interviews and DJing! :)
All the best,
5 years ago I said that??!! Things have changed. "You're gonna get hurt" is by far her best song, particularly the 12" extended.