Morrissey was the singer of a band called The Smiths in the 1980s. They were, in all actuality, a pretty great band. The trouble was that Morrissey single-handedly tanked the band and decided to go solo. He’s been playing the woeful troubadour schtick since the late 80s, and it’s about time he either devised a new sound, cheered the fuck up, or simply moved on so we don’t have to hear from him any more.
9. The fact that he has boycotted Canada because some baby seals got clubbed. I mean, yeah, I know, baby seals are adorable, but to boycott an entire nation? What about your fans?
8. He wages war on his own fans, wearing shirts at his concert that say “FUCK MORRISSEY-SOLO.COM” on it in reference to a highly popular fansite. Who does that? Dude, get over yourself.
7. This racist quote:
“You can’t help but feel the Chinese are a sub-species.”
from this interview.
6. This racist quote:
“Although I don’t have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears. So the price is enormous. If you travel to Germany, it’s still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity. But travel to England and you have no idea where you are.”
5. Morrissey broke up The Smiths because he insisted on performing 60s mainstream pop songs by the likes of Cilla Black and Twinkle. Guitarist Johnny Marr said in a 1992 interview “I didn’t form a group to perform Cilla Black songs.”
The song that broke up The Smiths:
4. Morrissey has the royalties set up so bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce only get 10% each. Morrissey and Marr have four times that amount.
3. He hasn’t released a good solo album since “Bona Drag“, which came out in 19-fucking-90.
2. He’s outrageously childish. Whereas any normal person would have simply realized ‘people are different’ and ‘growing up kinda sucks’ instead Morrissey decides to spit out nuggets of wisdom like this:
It’s hard to be a man. It’s made to be hard and I don’t know why. I think it’s easier to be a woman. The women’s movement has been so successful; the men’s movement has never been accepted. I think it’s not wanted. I think the expectation that men be stoic and strong is so enormous that finally they decide that this is the attractive way to be. There’s more to life than being macho – such an ugly word – which is something that I realized at the age of one.
1. The same haircut, sound, and schtick for the last 30 years.