Merchandise’s Carson Cox on Morrissey comparison - "I f--king hate Morrissey..."

Merchandise Talks 'After the End,' Punk Culture & Hating Morrissey Comparisons - Billboard

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But don’t mention Morrissey. Cox’s vocals are often likened to the old crooner, but for the record, he’s not a fan.

“I f--king hate Morrissey. I think everyone’s stupid for idolizing him. Obviously I love the Smiths, but I feel like he stopped writing good lyrics once he started his solo music.”

But former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr? That’s a little better.

“I don’t know Johnny Marr personally, but I know he’s said some nice things about us in the NME, so I would say he’s much cooler.”



Merchandise photographed in 2014 by Timothy Saccenti.
 

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Lust a prima vista
Why is it that every time an article like this comes out my first response is "Who?"

Are these people seeing how Morrissey says a lot of bad things about people and think it's going to work for them?
 
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Anonymous

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Because of Carson Cox's hateful comments, I will not purchase any Merchandise songs. Too bad for them because I'm always looking artists to check out with my free download wins. I recently downloaded a Damien Dempsey song based on Morrissey's recommendation. "Canadian Geese" reminded me of Morton Harket's solo material. Too melancholy for me.

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Merchandise:Worthless Apology Lyrics

I'm a velvet glove to a part of myself that I should really forget.
I wrote a poem.
All before my love
But the way the sun
Is bleaching us in this photograph
Burns the paper that it's printed on

That picture doesn't exist
No no no more kind words
They all seem to miss
Like the record without any help will pick the needle up
And using the phone isn't good enough
It's hard to know anyone
Everyday repeat this song

Oh, the safety lies in your safety net
Can't you see there made of me
Like a stranger caught in the way
Oh, you opened up
Because she's the one you want
But you never try hard enough
Apologize

:rolleyes:
 
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Anonymous

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This Cox guy should be flattered by the extremely generous comparison. I just listened to Merchandise on YouTube and found them to be reductive and boring. Morrissey, however, is still awesome.
 

Stoned

Oh well...enough said
Their only aim is to get attention as nobody gives a shit about them.....as simple as that.

Cheers Moz
 
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Anonymous

Guest
i dont know. id believe he got asked a question hes been talking about for a while and just reacted stupidly
 

bagface

Member
i know carson personally and can quite confidently confirm that he's a total ass and that merchandise is a joke.
 

fredkocherpepsi

Active Member
Well let's see some lyrics of this band:

Merchandise keeps us in line
Common sense says it's by design
What could a businessman ever want more
Than to have us sucking in his store

And...

Wait, this band has no other known song
I’m confused. Those are Fugazi lyrics to their song “Merchandise” from Repeater (1990) which is always what I think of when I hear this bands name. I heard a song in passing of theirs (Merchandise) and thought it was kinda funny the guy seems to hate Moz so much considering he kinda has a similar style, as least from the track I heard.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Carson is also in a metal band who called their tour "Raping the East" and threw a fit when people got upset about it. Let's give him a break. He obviously isn't the smartest.... This band is quite awful.
 

Ben Budd

Well-Known Member
I agree. "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle" will be considered an all-time classic come 2070.
i think i just gave this a thumbs down by mistake. sorry. i am literally giving you two thumbs up IRL for this post.
 

Lil'Bastard

Member
Merchandise:Worthless Apology Lyrics

I'm a velvet glove to a part of myself that I should really forget.
I wrote a poem.
All before my love
But the way the sun
Is bleaching us in this photograph
Burns the paper that it's printed on

That picture doesn't exist
No no no more kind words
They all seem to miss
Like the record without any help will pick the needle up
And using the phone isn't good enough
It's hard to know anyone
Everyday repeat this song

Oh, the safety lies in your safety net
Can't you see there made of me
Like a stranger caught in the way
Oh, you opened up
Because she's the one you want
But you never try hard enough
Apologize

:rolleyes:
Perhaps in a few years he could aspire to be as good a lyricist as Arianna Grande or Iggy.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Haha "obviously I love the smiths"
You've Come to the right place then cock.
Who the f*** is this emotionally retarded arsewipe? And why is his pointless juvenile rant worthy of post on......hang on, its solo..... Rant away f*** up you're in good company.
 

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