The new album artwork is horrible and will fit right along with the rest of the fancy looking mainstream CDs.
I am worried, that Morrissey will attract new fans, who will claim to be fans, but who really lack Morrissey knowledge.It's already a shame seeing, little teens, purchase The Smiths, Sound of The Smiths, because their favorite band, My Chemical Romance covered Jack The Ripper and Death Cab For A Cutie, covered Sweet & Tender Hooligan.
I hope, The Smiths and Morrissey, don't create a cult following among young teenagers. It's already a shame to see millions of teens, with shirts of The Beatles, and yet they don't know who John Lennon is.
The Doors, shirts being sold at Wal-Mart, when the customer, don't even know anything about Jim Morrisson or can't name 5 songs by The Doors.
Maybe, this new album create a new type of Morrissey fans.
Those trendy Myspace kids, with the angle defaults and neon hair extensions.
I seen The Sound of The Smiths, next to Slipknot at Hot Topic the other day.
Does, anybody feel like I feel?
I wonder then, does that mean that Morrissey and The Smiths are “proto-emo”?
Maybe he can educate them.
So yes, people do listen to stuff to be "cool"
SO perhaps, they will listen to Morrissey, so it will look good in the CD collection.
Just imagine , The Best Of Morrissey among the rest of the collection, including Avenge Sevenfold, and As I Lay Dying and Atreyu.
I'm not just saying this, I've seen it.
To really understand his work you have to have had lived during the 1980's (mainly for the Smiths) or be knowledgeable enough to have a feel for why he wrote the songs he did.
He will not educate them.
And me, being a young 17yr old Morrissey fan, don't want to be just "another Morrissey fan" right next to the kid with the tight jeans and bandana in his back pocket.
It might no affect you, adults.
But it will affect me.
I used to listen to Marilyn Manson and got into him since 1997 and ever since, Eat Me Drink Me, his latest album came out, to everyone, I was just another new fan.