Poor Morrissey. He just can’t catch a break.
More accurately, he really can’t get a record deal, apparently. In his rather lengthy post-tour wrap-up press release, the former Smiths frontman said the likelihood of ever releasing the new album he has recorded will ever see the light of day is pretty meager.
I now no longer expect to live long enough to experience an offer to record for a grownup label. This topic would not sound quite so banal had I not mentioned it 47 times already. I promise I will not mention it again. The world, I expect, will somehow endure, even as the follow-up to ‘Years of refusal’ grows less and less likely. End of subject. I promise.
Now we have in black and white that he won’t be mentioning it again, though. Because what Moz is known for is his generally quiet demeanor, right?
Seriously though, what needs to happen for this album to surface? Does Moz not have enough cash tucked away to self-release it? Is there seriously no label on the planet that wants him, or does he have such strict terms about it that no one can meet them? Maybe we should start the poor guy a Kickstarter campaign to get this thing out there.
The whole release is worth a read, if you have the time. He ranks the top shows on his recent tour (good job, Chicago) and calls his gig in Los Angeles a “belly flop.” He also has some words about late night appearances and comments about his upcoming libel suit against NME. Morrissey fan site True to You has the whole thing.
[Via Slicing Up Eyeballs]