Burn down the disco
Unlikely, as Pretty Girls Make Graves was ripped from a line in The Dharma Bums and Jack was used on the cover of the 2017 live Smiths concert.
Also, I mean, without Jack none of those other dudes would even be a thing. Jack started everything and he was the center of everything. Yeah some of those other guys were pretty great too but let's be honest, without Jack there would be no Beat Generation.
Agreed; I would hope that Kerouac is Morrissey’s favorite Beat. I remember in the early 90s Burroughs was the “cool” Beat in popular culture, what with Drugstore Cowboy, and the Cronenberg Naked Lunch and collaborations with Sonic Youth. I think it was a lot to do with him having been a junkie, and it seems fairly dated now. Kerouac was more counter-cultural, “in his own strange way,” towards the end, and I like that about him. I’m not sure if Morrissey does too, though, and this song is of little help.