Morrissey's great failing as an artist is to fail to innovate and to change his style. Don't get me wrong, the Smiths meant everything to me as a teenager. However Morrissey's solo career has been an exercise in self-destruction. The old boy kept churning out diminishing records of the same style and then stopped - due to asking ridiculous amounts to secure a recording deal.
Great artists have to innovate - musically & lyrically. How cme David Bowie & Bob Dylan are both listened to by young people today and Morrissey isn't?
Answer : because Moz sticks to the same old formula and does nothing to raise his media profile.
Why the hell can't he ditch that band and work with Fatboy slim on a 'drum & bass' album, like Bowie's stunning 'Earthling'?