Thanks for the link.
I think that's a terrible article myself. I don't think the writer is a particular fan and he is just repeating stuff he's read elsewhere. It reads like they asked him to come up with so many words on The Smiths and he did a few google searches.
Yeah, I agree
Me too... I mean, the article was cool until the last part where he seems to think this is still year 2002/3 - the bit about Moz being exiled in LA? didn´the hear about the two last records he made?? about Rome, etc?
However he knows Marr is with the Mosdest Mouse. Still, I found it interesting and it's always good to see people finallly giving him credit for the genius of his work, whether they like it or not
Oh my. I cannot STAND Bono. Some woman (20 or so years my senior) tried to fight me in Central Park once because I told my friend that I hate him. Jeez...
and why on Earth would I care to read what JK Rowling thinks of the Smiths and Morrissey ...
Because critics insist. Besides Rowling there are no other authors of note who are influenced by Morrissey and the whole idea of Morrissey as "poet/novelist/literary giant" loses steam if you can't quote a successful writer influenced by him. Rowling isn't the worst example. The worst example usually goes like this: "Morrissey's literary influence is massive. Douglas Coupland named a novel after a Smiths song!".