Much as I admire Morrissey’s refusal to conform, I don’t much like his music by Rob Liddle/Spectator

"Still, keep annoying them, Steven."

Much as I admire Morrissey’s refusal to conform, I don’t much like his music - The Spectator
By Rod Liddle

His latest, California Sons, is an album of not terribly good songs

Rock stars who utter something a little gamey, something a tad right-wingish, are usually coerced by the lefties into a cringing apology before you can say a-wop-bop-a-lu-bop. This is not a new thing — it happened to Eric Clapton after his ‘Enoch’s right’ outburst in 1976 (which very quickly spawned the Socialist Workers Party-led Rock Against Racism movement). The message has always been: get with the programme, right-wing scum, or we’ll hate you and your career will be over.

Credit, then, to Morrissey for refusing to resile from his belief that England is ceasing to be the England he knew and loved and that there are too many foreigners in the country. I kind of agree with him, up to a point. But the liberal bullies will have their way. Posters for his new album are already banned by Merseyrail (in that vast repository of acquired victimhood, Liverpool) and California Son has been spitefully panned in the Guardian and by the ageing adolescents at the NME.

I doubt either review would have been so vitriolic if Morrissey had been Billy bloody Bragg.

My problem is that I don’t much like Morrissey’s somewhat histrionic music, either with the Smiths or since, much though I admire his singular refusal to conform. This is an album of covers of, in the main, not terribly good songs. He is fine tackling Roy Orbison — his alter ego from a previous life — and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ captures some of Laura Nyro’s sweet lilt. But his inflection is all wrong when handling Joni Mitchell and Dylan. And why cover a Jobriath song? Still, keep annoying them, Steven."
 
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Anonymous

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@ The Moderator You should've kept this as the thread title:

"Still, keep annoying them, Steven."
 

Ketamine Sun

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No wonder why he’s not a fan. You really can’t be a racist and a true fan of the Smiths or Morrissey’s work.
 
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vegan cro . spirit 777

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:rolleyes:


if you dont like moz or his music maybe he should get another job instead of trolling FFS:thumb:
 
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Would this be renowned racist and misogynist Rod Liddle who punched his pregnant girlfriend, and who has had complaints upheld against him for his racism in the press? Indeed it is.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/liddle-gets-caution-for-row-with-girlfriend-2fvkhxsbpn5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Liddle#Alleged_misogyny_and_racism
Ok, hands up those of us who've never punched a pregnant woman, never been misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, anti-Spice Girls, contrary and/or ever farted in public. Come on! Own up!
 

NealCassidy

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Good old Rod
 

Sister I'm a Poet

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Eric Clapton said a lot more than "a-wop-bop-a-lu-bop" in 1976. From Wikipedia, "Clapton told the crowd that England had "become overcrowded" and that they should vote for Powell to stop Britain from becoming "a black colony". He also told the audience that Britain should "get the foreigners out, get the wogs out, get the coons out", and then he repeatedly shouted the National Front slogan "Keep Britain White".
 

Stephen Hofmann

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Eric Clapton said a lot more than "a-wop-bop-a-lu-bop" in 1976. From Wikipedia, "Clapton told the crowd that England had "become overcrowded" and that they should vote for Powell to stop Britain from becoming "a black colony". He also told the audience that Britain should "get the foreigners out, get the wogs out, get the coons out", and then he repeatedly shouted the National Front slogan "Keep Britain White".
The irony being his whole career is based on black blues music.
 
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vegan cro . spirit 777

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I do think he may have a point when it comes to the smiths, as DramaJ ruined much of that material with his histrionic riff:guitar:
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Carlisle baz

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Wow Rod Liddle had a girlfriend, and she was pupped ?? What to him?? He’s one big ugly bastard, he has a face like a bulldog chawing a wasp.. and the fucker wrote in the sun newspaper.. This man has fuck all going for him apart from a huge wallet and a tube of Vaseline at hand on the bed side table..
 

Carlisle baz

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Ok, hands up those of us who've never punched a pregnant woman, never been misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, anti-Spice Girls, contrary and/or ever farted in public. Come on! Own up!
I once pumped in marks and Spencer’s the security guy threw me out by the scruff of my neck and said that I offended the Brussel sprouts .
 
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