Oh wow. How depressing.
More importantly, the song has now been added to the Radio 2 and Radio 6 playlists, boosting the chances of WP debuting at number 1.
But yes, it is clear by now that the honeymoon between Moz and Harvest is already over.
Who care about charts? They are no longer a reflection on the quality of the music but and exercise in promotion and marketing. All of the my favourite music doesn't go anywhere near the charts.
OK, I have never bought a download in my life, but I thought I might buy "The Bullfighter Dies". I have looked on Amazon.co.uk and it's not listed (not as far as I can see). It's on Amazon.com so I guess I get it from there. So how are charts supposed to work and what do they represent if it's all so international these days. What does #1 in a chart for 'college radio in Germany' even mean? Does it mean that it's been played the most or requiested teh most or downloaded the most? who knows?
Neither a swipe nor a boast: just the usual self-deprecation that's always been there in his banter at gigs and in many of his lyrics from The Smiths onwards. As if to say, "You know how obsessed I am about chart positions, how I love to list the chart placings of my records? Well, sadly this is the best I can manage this time..." I'm aware this won't be a popular interpretation on here as it doesn't cast Moz as a villain attacking his record company, but nevertheless I believe it's the correct interpretation.
It's almost certainly a Morrissey approved dig by one of his myrmidons.
Harvest will reap what they have sown. Do you think the poor sod who first raised the idea of signing Morrissey is on gardening leave yet?
Do you think the poor sod who first raised the idea of signing Morrissey is on gardening leave yet?
Oh wow. Well...it's come to this?
There is no thing as 'college radio' here! The 'Campus charts' - as written on the a.m. website - are only the choice of listeners to a few local radio stations (online participation possible, too)
"Jede Woche neu. Mitmachen kann jeder: Einfach anmelden und die Favoriten anklicken - jede Stimme zählt. Die CampusCharts sind die Lieblingslieder der CampusRadio-Hörer in Deutschland. Sie laufen überwiegend montags als einstündige Live-Show im Radio. Die Vorschläge für die Neuvorstellungen werden von den Musikredaktionen der angeschlossenen Funkhäuser eingeschickt. In NRW gingen die CampusCharts bereits im Sommer 1999 an den Start"
"New every week. Everyone can participate: Just sign in and click on your favourites - every vote counts. The CampusCharts are the most loved songs of the CampusRadio listeners in Germany. They are broadcasted on the radio mainly on Monday in a one hour show . The suggestions for new entries are made by the music editorial staff of the radio stations involved. In North Rhine-Westphalia the Campus Charts were established back in Summer 1999".