Merck Mercuriadis Interview: Morrissey "incorruptible" - hypebot

Posting this interview (it's very, very, very long) with Merck Mercuriadis because it mentions Morrissey but aside from that it's one of the most interesting music business interviews I've read in a long time.

Industry Bomb Thrower Merck Mercuriadis On Disrupting The Music Business [INTERVIEW] - hypebot

But if you're only interested in the Moz-bit, it's here:

"I use that word incorruptible to describe Morrissey as well when people talk about how difficult Morrissey is. He’s incorruptible. He knows what is right for him and it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s right for you he is going to end up doing what’s right for him. If you are going to work with Morrissey the only basis that you can work with Morrissey is if you believe that the work is important. A level of importance that it doesn’t really matter that what happens with the conventional rules of relationships because on sort of a Dylan Thomas/Oscar Wilde sort of level the work is more important."

 
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ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
Yes, it's as if someone said: "This site respects freedom of speech. It allows people to show off their hatred against a particular person, and it offers to the cyberbullies a virtual place to exercise their activity with impunity". What is that person saying? In truth, the latter is not freedom of speech, it's a crime, that's cyberbullying. Because it is one thing or another. Choose which side of the fence you are on. (That's the way I speak to myself, by the way).
I don't see a fence or barbed wire. This is what I think:
  • Most of Moz's music (Smiths and Solo) is amazing.
  • His voice is better now than ever.
  • The quality of songwriting took a big dip after Alain left.
  • His current band are ok but Moz could benefit from finding new songwriters (and keep the old band for touring if he needs them).
  • His comments and viewpoint has become increasingly negative and self obsessed over the last 15 tears, he needs to be mindful of that and either reduce interviews or try to be more open minded. The universe doesn't revolve around him.
  • Does this devalue the music? No.
  • On his worst day he is far better than most other artists.
  • I'll still buy his music and go to concerts if the music is good.
 

countthree

Well-Known Member
I don't see a fence or barbed wire. This is what I think:
  • Most of Moz's music (Smiths and Solo) is amazing.
  • His voice is better now than ever.
  • The quality of songwriting took a big dip after Alain left.
  • His current band are ok but Moz could benefit from finding new songwriters (and keep the old band for touring if he needs them).
  • His comments and viewpoint has become increasingly negative and self obsessed over the last 15 tears, he needs to be mindful of that and either reduce interviews or try to be more open minded. The universe doesn't revolve around him.
  • Does this devalue the music? No.
  • On his worst day he is far better than most other artists.
  • I'll still buy his music and go to concerts if the music is good.

I think this is unrelated with the words you are quoting, because Morrissey's art wasn't discussed here.
 

marred

Member
Morrissey is right to oppose Islam taking over the UK, in years to come this will be proven. The looney left is a dangerous thing, Jeremy Corbyn is a fool as far as I can see, his policies are based on, knowingly, that he will never be in a position to implement them, his sums don’t add up, the blokes a nut job. The press, ie, the Guardian are obviously controlled by outside authorities, their stories are biased and border on pure filth. Donald Trump visited the UK this week, all I read was he would not be welcome, mainly by Islamic people like Sadiq Khan, well he was more than welcome, the president of our greatest friend the USA. This IS the western world, let’s keep it that way! Viva Morrissey!
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Anonymous

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Well said, would only add that I don't think his general views are negative so much as they are hyper focused on the negative that surrounds Him- and its not unfounded as he is pointedly gone after in the British press-so put yourself in his shoes-that Is His world and focus so.......

I don't see a fence or barbed wire. This is what I think:
  • Most of Moz's music (Smiths and Solo) is amazing.
  • His voice is better now than ever.
  • The quality of songwriting took a big dip after Alain left.
  • His current band are ok but Moz could benefit from finding new songwriters (and keep the old band for touring if he needs them).
  • His comments and viewpoint has become increasingly negative and self obsessed over the last 15 tears, he needs to be mindful of that and either reduce interviews or try to be more open minded. The universe doesn't revolve around him.
  • Does this devalue the music? No.
  • On his worst day he is far better than most other artists.
  • I'll still buy his music and go to concerts if the music is good.
 
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