"Morrissey solta a voz" - interview in O Globo (Brazil), Apr. 2
Posted on Mon, Apr 3 2000 at 9:58 a.m. PDT
by David T. <[email protected]>
Thanks to Fabricio for providing the translation to this article which appeared in Sunday's O Globo newspaper. Additional translation help from Ana Beatriz Rocha.:

"Morrissey solta a voz" (translated to English)

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so he's planning on setting up an official site uh? or make this one official?
either way, sounds like good news....

Stoned Around Sloane Square <[email protected]>
Costa Rica - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 10:30:41 (PDT) | #1

Thank you so much, Fabricio.

It's very interesting news that Morrissey is thinking about creating an official Web site!
Might this also mean he's planning to release music directly to us fans? That would be fantastic.

I was also happy to see he likes Moby. Moby's album "Play" is probably my favorite album since
Air's "Moon Safari." Nothing in the past year has moved me as much. Moby is such a beautiful person.

LoafingOaf <[email protected]>
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 10:43:36 (PDT) | #2

Gee, what a shock it is to see that the only Dance/Electronic artist that Moz likes is Moby. you think that it has anything to do with Moby being a vegetarian! Naaaaahhhh. Can't Be!

What a tosser Morrissey is.

mikey <[email protected]>
New Jersey - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 11:06:00 (PDT) | #3

I doubt it's that--Elvis Costello is also a vegetarian, and I haven't seen Moz plugging *his* music. For what it's worth, I've noticed that Moby appeals to a lot of people who don't typically like electronic music.

Ms. Cherubino

Cherubino <[email protected]>
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 12:46:14 (PDT) | #4

Morrissey a "radical vegetarian"? He isn't a vegan, and "Meat is Murder" has been around for some time. I wonder if he happens to "suggest" to the good folks at Gucci that they not use fur as he shells out thousands for their clothes (okay, I agree that he has the right to wear what he wants, but he should stick to his values or not preach at all).

Mrs. Parker
Oh, Ohio - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 13:10:55 (PDT) | #5

Do you really think Morrissey likes Moby? Or he gonna make a official site? " Youīve got to be joking" Morrissey kill me!

The girl of your dreams
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 14:31:27 (PDT) | #6


Thanks for the translation. Glad Moz finally played in your back yard.


Jason G.
earth (apparently) - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 15:47:54 (PDT) | #7

Fabricio, thanks!! Also happy for you re: seeing Moz!!

Nick Seriously
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 16:55:22 (PDT) | #8

Thanks to you too, Ana!!

Nick Seriously
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 16:57:13 (PDT) | #9

has he been teaching himself html? Oh goodie!

I'll bet he listens to Moby, the Electronic, and then shakes his head.

Not that I know much about that end of the spectrum going for Eno and Looper (who will be in town on thurs. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

suzanne <[email protected]>
www.BowBeforeMeSonOfJurell, - Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 17:40:31 (PDT) | #10

he *always* complains about lack of support from the media and labels, but can't he count his blessings that he's a zillionaire? not all musicians have it that way. moby's music is tolerable (for dance music), but I like the fact that he's the only nonhypocritical christian I've heard of. is Moz a christian or does he just like crosses? if only he could give up leather and dairy, but we know it will never happen.P

cool person
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 18:09:02 (PDT) | #11

In the Face interview (99) Morrissey said he rated Moby and Tricky....

- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 19:37:45 (PDT) | #12

Oh, I hope he'll have an offical site soon.....that'll be very good - as good as Morrissey-Solo :-)

That comment about facism in Europe - now that comment will never get back to England.

Rediffusion <[email protected]>
- Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 20:27:40 (PDT) | #13

Yeah, can you imagine the NME running a cover story "Sorry Morrissey, we were wrong!".....who knows, maybe it would stall declining sales. Then again, perhaps not.

- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 01:33:23 (PDT) | #14

To the person wondering when morrissey will give up dairy and leather... hmm well who knows about dairy... as far as leather is concerned though,at his recent concerts, he'd start it off wearing a black "leather" ensemble... and at one of his shows a while back, the very first thing he said was that it was NOT real leather!...

and to Mrs.Parker who said he should stick to his values or not preach it... if he's not eating animals, and not wearing dead animals on his body, i don't see how he's NOT sticking to his values... to say he's some sort of hypocrite for wearing gucci when they sell fur is absurd... by that rule, no vegetarian or vegan would be able to shop anywhere, for food or clothing, because every mainstream food market sells meat, and most mainstream stores and designers make leather items, even if they don't make fur... So moz is no hypocrite and has every right to be as preachy as he wants to be, and to request that no dead animals be served at his concerts.

- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 02:25:17 (PDT) | #15

also glad to see moz is fond of moby. i had the pleasure of seeing moby perform last september. amazing show.

neal <[email protected]>
- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 08:07:17 (PDT) | #16

Its the first interview that he gives during the latin america leg of the tour i guess, and its marvelous that he finally lost his fear about coming to latin america, there are a lot of fans here, being latin dosent means that you only enjoy Ricky Martinīs music (it really sucks), there are a lot of intelligent people here.

Natan <[email protected]>
- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 10:58:48 (PDT) | #17

I'm sorry to have come across calling him a hypocrite, that isn't exactly what I meant. But don't you remember the "Interesting Drug" video, in which he hands out the anti-fur pamphlets? Fur is an industry (not a byproduct) and Gucci glamorizes it (but many designers are turning away from fur, so there are choices out there). I am sorry to have brought it up here (I just feel nasty about it) but I'm not the first.

vegan Mrs. Parker
Oh, Ohio - Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 11:56:05 (PDT) | #18

I really hope Moz can provide us with a new album soon,I`m desperatly anxious for new wonderfull songs.........

Diogo <[email protected]>
Lisbon.Portugal - Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 12:14:05 (PDT) | #19

I did enjoy the interview. I think that Morrissey will never need a record label to accomplish what he wants. He is a huge sucess. He could easily go at it on his own...Possibly make up his own label and put out records on his own. He has proven that he doesn't need them to have great sucess with his tour. The record companies should be begging him for his buisness. They would do themselves a great dis-service by passing him up. He is the best.

Brandi <[email protected]>
- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 17:27:38 (PDT) | #20

Mrs. Parker,

I wonder if you think veganism will ever catch on in the mainstream if you point fingers at anyone who isn't as pure as you. Becoming vegetarian and now trying to become vegan has been a very gradual, step-by-step thing for me. I'm supportive of everyone who tries, no matter how far they go. Your high standards seem a bit out of reach for me. I'm wearing canvas Converse sneakers right now. They make leather shoes. Am I a hypocrite? Or is Gucci a special case because they have such an influence on fashion trends and if they say "fur is in" then fur will be in? And then celebrities will wear it and so on? (I've seen a lot more celebs wearing fur these days, unfortunately.) I can see the concern there, but I feel it's counterproductive to point fingers at allies and imply they're hypocrites. We all have to decide wear we draw our lines, and it's not clear at all wear they should be drawn.

LoafingOaf <[email protected]>
- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 18:22:41 (PDT) | #21

NME running a cover story "Sorry Morrissey, we were wrong!" would be nice, but I'd perfer this NME cover story:

"NME Closing Down"

And then all it would be is a bad memory...ah.....

Rediffusion <[email protected]>
- Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 22:32:31 (PDT) | #22

And then you'd be left with Monotony Maker.....

- Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 03:57:51 (PDT) | #23

I worked at NME for a few weeks two summers ago and asked a few people there about why Mozzer wasn't ever mentioned, let alone praised. The official reason is, and this is the complete truth, that the editor ( Steve Sutherland) doesn't like him, refuses to believe he isn't racist and will never cover him again while he is editor because "they don't have a working relationship with Morrissey."
There are some Moz fans at NME, but you'd never see them writing about him!
By the way, Crimson, nice to see you again, and I'm not a Liverpudlian!

The Boy Least Likely To
Liverpool, England - Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 04:50:14 (PDT) | #24

Boy Least Likely To, nice to see you again. Interesting information!

- Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 05:17:51 (PDT) | #25

I find it kind of dissapointing that the only interview he gave during his southamerican tour was this short... and by phone. We have been waiting for him so long, having so many questions about his work and why have he finally decided to include Southamerica in his tour. I know he has some kind of hard time with the european press but he doesn't need to be that defensive about us. I would have loved to read a long conversation between Morrissey and some local ambassador of the music press. Too bad he didnīt meet with anybody really down here (not even fan-clubs). Anyway, thanks for the translation.

Santiago, CHILE - Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 05:24:35 (PDT) | #26

Would it be possible for a rep from this web site to try and interview him? A exclusive? Has anyone tried?

LoafingOaf <[email protected]>
- Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 08:38:54 (PDT) | #27

Moby is a friend of Michael Stipe's. We like it when our friends make records.

- Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 21:30:00 (PDT) | #28

hey, what is that crap about the NME?

Did you read their review of the Coachella festival? They made some pretty racist portraits of Mexicans. Made them look like nothing but a bunch of sleazy greaseballers with sluts who wear tackier clothing than Fran Drescher on their arms.

What you are saying is that Morrissey can't be a racist and he can? That's pretty frickin absurd. You tell that zen buddhist who has never made a racist or sexist remark in his entire life that he can go to hell.

suzanne <[email protected]>
we hate it when our friends are racist - Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 22:41:32 (PDT) | #29

But you see Suzanne, NME hates mexicans because mexicans like Morrissey...

Fabricio <[email protected]>
Curitiba - Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 22:51:59 (PDT) | #30

Am I missing something here? Who is the Zen Buddhist Suzanne? And I can't remember reading a single comment here that praised the NME.....

Good point Fabricio

- Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 05:33:41 (PDT) | #31

Am I missing something here? Who is the Zen Buddhist Suzanne? And I can't remember reading a single comment here that praised the NME.....

Good point Fabricio :)

- Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 05:33:54 (PDT) | #32

...i was being sarcastic, crimson...

suzanne <[email protected]>
we hate it when our friends are racist - Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 00:09:15 (PDT) | #33

* return to Morrissey-solo