Billy Bragg: 'Moz doesn't need a record deal'

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John Reed writes:

Billy Bragg has posted the Guardian's recent non-story regarding Morrissey's lack of record deal on his Facebook page along with the mocking comment: '"England is mine and it owes me a living" Apparently not.'

After a debate on his page, with most of his fans taking joy in Morrissey's apparent misfortune, Bragg clarified his position:

"I'm not having a pop at Mozzer, simply want to highlight the situation faced by artists who are lucky enough to have long careers. Fact is we shouldn't rely on record companies to do the work for us. In the world of internet connectivity, we should be getting together to work out a new way of getting our music heard."​

'Action Is My Middle Name' is Rolling Stone's editor's pick

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Editor's Picks:

Morrissey, 'Action Is My Middle Name'
POSTED: JUNE 28, 10:47 AM ET | By ROB SHEFFIELD

Grimsby - Grimsby Auditorium (June 28, 2011) post-show

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'f*** morrissey-solo.com' t-shirt worn by Morrissey and band in Bradford

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Update (June 29, 7:50 AM PT):
Media coverage:

Morrissey wages war on own fansite - The Guardian, link from Uncleskinny
Morrissey vs. His Fans - ClashMusic
Morrissey - Morrissey's F-Word Blast At Fan Website - ContactMusic
Morrissey Hates His Fans, The Music Industry, The Smiths, The Internet And YOU. Probably. - Hecklerspray



They came out in 'f*** Morrissey solo.com' for the encore of This Charming Man.

ironically he was holding a copy of Manchester Music Tour by .......JJ


Image from Facebook...

Bradford - St. George's Hall (June 27, 2011) post-show

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Morrissey Talks Label Troubles, Glastonbury - from Pitchfork magazine online

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Morrissey Talks Label Troubles, Glastonbury - Pitchfork
The legend on why nobody wants to release his new album.

York - York Barbican (June 25, 2011) post-show

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I read that our boy is getting his way again

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9106438.Meat_off_the_menu_for_Morrissey_at_York_Barbican/

Any news yet people?

Mike Joyce tweets on Glastonbury performance and "cover versions"

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Update, June 25, 6:53 PM PT:
Maurice E mentions the additional tweets:

@QuintinForbes You're right. I just didn't enjoy The Smiths songs. He was in fine form though.

@QuintinForbes Quite right. I think "cover versions"was maybe the wrong phrase. I just didn't enjoy The Smiths songs. He sounded great tho.

@mj_quinn The "band" were the musicians in The Smiths...Mozzer wasn't in the "band' M was the singer/lyricist in the group.



From Mike Joyce's Twitter page:

"Gr8 performance from M at Glasto but didn't like the cover versions. M was in the group...but not in the band, those tunes belong to them."

Presumably, he thinks Marr's solo versions of Smiths songs are faultless?
Also, how about Joyce Michael, as a member of the 'band' treats us to his own version of the Smiths songs?

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