Spot on analysis...no matter how you look at this issue, Capitol treats M like shite, why buy the rights to an album, do no promotion, unless you have scores to settle from the World Peace album.
Then they shouldn't have picked it up in the first place if they wouldn't get a return. I feel there is more to this due to the Harvest fiasco some years back. Capitol has the money to punish. Also, I disagree, the song is quite good, better than Cemetry Gates in my opinion.I agree that Capitol didn't promote it, but what is there to actually promote? A song, albeit a half decent one, that sounds only as good as demo recording? They're a private business, in it for the profit, so why would they want to waste their money knowing that they won't get a return on their investment?
Then they shouldn't have picked it up in the first place if they wouldn't get a return. I feel there is more to this due to the Harvest fiasco some years back. Capitol has the money to punish. Also, I disagree, the song is quite good, better than Cemetry Gates in my opinion.
This whole saga needs no more analysis than just applying Occam's razor.
What's more likely? That there's a cabal of "industry insiders"(?) dedicating time and effort to sabotage Morrissey's umpteenth release in the past decade?
Or that Morrissey, a man with a history of falling out with absolutely everyone, including record labels, has once again soured a relationship that should be in his interest?
Oops, looks like people are catching on to what a parasite Fiona i
Yes sirOops, looks like people are catching on to what a parasite Fiona is.
Not sure it's that cloak & dagger (first link)
Not sure responses were of the type being sought (IG comments - second link).
It's not really spreading. She is a nice no one with no audience. Its a waste of oxygen for you guys to prattle on about her for pages. Stop.It is sad that Morrissey career goes like this shit.
If he can't release an album after two years it was recorded, will he manage to put this new album on sale? I'm afraid he won't.
And all this crap of paranoia that FiDo helps to spread... oh my.
I've said it before but it's not hard to keep your name out there in this day and age, what does he do in this space - absolutely nothing.
Pre internet, would these people bother to get together and talk about her? Probably not.
You can't blame him for not going on faggy Graham Nortons shit show. That is not for M, at all. He could do pod casts though . He really should do that . I agree with most of what you say about making an effort . I actually do not think the Muslim comments and rape culture are the things that did him in.I love Morrissey - but his inability to take any accountability for his own words and actions is quite infuriating. To refuse to take part in any kind of press promotion or interviews (other than with his tiny inner circle of Dodwell and his nephew) and then complain about his chart position is ridiculous. It's a game he's played well in the past, he only ruined it for himself by over-shadowing his spiky wit and charm with weird opinions on Muslims and 'rape capitals of the world'. He should at least be appearing on Ken Bruce's Tracks of my Years or having a chat with Graham Norton if he really gives that much of a shit about mainstream success. He can't blame the record company for not organising such things if he's at the same time refusing to play any kind of ball.
So do you think the vinyl reissues will still happen?I thought the same at first, if they’re going to sign him then they must believe in the product, right? But unfortunately, It’s probable that they signed him, not for the new album, but for the reissues.
Being a simpler song, RWA has more commercial potential.
But for the general public that’s reared on electronic music? probably not so much. So I don’t know what Morrissey is hoping for. Though no promotion whatsoever, doesn’t help. I do wonder how Cemetry Gates would do, if released today in the same way.
Definitely not. But unfortunately this is where we are now.
My commentary is not a critique of her as a person - it's purely my analyses of why centering her can have small consequences. To be clear, I love that M is an egalitarian, and gives zero f***s about playing the game set by the culture vultures. This delightful feature of his personality has had a total influence on my own personality and life. I dare say, I owe him a candlelit dinner for it. And even know, I think it's so sweet that she interviewed him at that show in London. But more on why this isn't ideal - it's simple: she lacks credentials. And every single time he validates her, he dilutes a little bit more of his own social capital -which is to say he confers his power to her - because he is credentialed.
Anyway, i'm just an good samaritan!