In 1984, The Special AKA sang, "If you have a racist friend, now is the time for your friendship to end." Discuss in relation to the godlike genius that once was Steven Patrick Morrissey...
Will someone please bury journalism's corpse?
The random selection of Moz Crimes are: THE PIN, saying Sadiq Khan, with his estuary accent, can't talk properly is racist (even though Moz has slagged off Johnny Marr & Cilla Black for their accents & had his own slagged off & it's technically snobbery or reverse snobbery) & slagging off Diane Abbott, which is racist. No mention of him slagging off Theresa May IN THE SAME INTERVIEW.
Plus some weird jaunt through Moz's suicidal depression - as if that isn't a possible explanation for his random statements.
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain BMG
Can you appreciate art made by an artist you disagree with? If not, stop reading, because Morrissey isn’t backing down or (the very thought!) apologising. Right from the opening track, Jim Jim Falls, he’s offending modern sensibilities: “If you’re going to kill yourself then to save face just kill yourself,” he sings, like a man who hasn’t had a day’s mental health training in his life. The problem is, it’s a good song. Indeed, it’s a good album. And so the Great Morrissey Dilemma continues. ME
Like it says. The reviewer really seemed upset about the suicide lines (people really seem to take it literally) and hates the secret of music (I’ll disagree) but it’s a good review. Maybe it’s morrisseys public image that makes people take the suicide lines so seriously but as say a mindless self indulgence fan who have so many songs that say kill you self I find it hard to be bothered by it
“Separate the artist from the art” has become less of a philosophical exercise and more of a health warning with regards to Morrissey in recent times. Any former devotees who have been put off by his public splutterings can rest easy knowing this is hardly the masterpiece to tempt them back into...