View Full Version : Give Morrissey A Record Deal NOW!
January 17, 2003, 01:37 PM
Please help in my protest against record companies deciding which artists we should and should not hear...
Sign 'Give Morrissey A Record Deal NOW' at www.gopetition.com.
January 17, 2003, 01:48 PM
Call me crazy, but I think Moz not having a record deal is his own choice. If you recall, he has been approached by labels in the past five years, but has not signed with any of them. I wouldn't blame the labels, I'd blame Moz.
January 17, 2003, 03:33 PM
I don't think he chooses not to have a record deal but there must be a reason why he hasn't signed to anyone. As with many of his problems I imagine that it comes down to money! He also hardly gives the impression of being particularly easy or flexible to negotiate/work with or reliable. I wouldn't be surprised if a few contracts have been on the table and he just hasn't bothered to sign them.
It could also be that he has devised an elaborate strategy in order for him to raise his profile before he returns rather than just releasing a new record with noone noticing. I think that is wishful thinking though.
And I have signed the petition because it can't do any harm.
> Call me crazy, but I think Moz not having a record deal is his own choice.
> If you recall, he has been approached by labels in the past five years,
> but has not signed with any of them. I wouldn't blame the labels, I'd
> blame Moz.
January 17, 2003, 07:08 PM
> It could also be that he has devised an elaborate strategy in order for
> him to raise his profile before he returns rather than just releasing a
> new record with noone noticing. I think that is wishful thinking though.
While I see the logic in that notion and have pondered the possibility myself, if that is the case, Morrissey's window is once again closing rapidly. The documentaries have aired, the books have been released, the NME is moving focus back to the banal boffins like Coldplay, and the tour has been in its coffin for almost three months. Pop culture usually has an attention span of about three seconds.
His reticence to self-release an album seems to hinge on his displeasure with not having wide distribution to the general public. One would think that this tour would drive home the fact that, whether he likes it or not, the vast majority of his audiences are the die-hard faithful. For better or for worse, the general public will continue to regard him as "former Smiths frontman" and, hence, an '80s relic.
Sadly, I don't think "Roy's Keen" on TOTP2 is going to change many minds either. And I wouldn't say this is a bleak POV, just pragmatic.
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