Please Close The Door Behind Me - Morrissey statement at TTY

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20 August 2014

Morrissey statement

In response to 77 million questions I can only say this much on the subject of the Harvest drama. It is quite true that Harvest initially appeared like a saintly beacon of light, and they instantly packed us off to France where we recorded World peace is none of your business. The universe was back in balance, and we all considered this to be the very best Morrissey recording ever, and even the boo-hoo-suck-it-off elements of the press appeared to want to agree. At last I am born.

It all seemed too good to be true. It was. I believed that the rich soil of the album had several strong hit singles. Frayed tempers began when Harvest arranged the 'spoken word' films, none of which gave any clue as to what World peace is none of your business intended to be, or is. The films were OK, but they went nowhere and stayed there.

With every nerve alert, we pushed the label for a proper video for Istanbul to precede the album, not least of all because a single ahead of the album release might inch the album to a higher chart position. The label backed off, even though Istanbul received 55 radio plays in just seven days on a major US station. Instead, the label requested a fifth spoken-word film, which naturally had me fumbling around for an axe: no independent thought required. The UK label, meanwhile, created a quite fantastic television advertisement to transmit during the week ahead of the album release. I could taste excitement once again. The TV ad never appeared and my hackles bristled as my bristles heckled. The label responded with frosty aloofness, and I suddenly realized that we were not, after all, of the same species. I ploughed into them insisting upon "proper band videos, where the band play and I sing" - an evidently confusing concept that required seven weeks of explanation, detailed graphs and several drawn up maps.

The label suggested I come to Los Angeles and read passages from Autobiography in front of selected audiences. As frightening as that idea was, I hung on, desperate to believe that Harvest were not as cheap as they now looked. I hope to finish this statement whilst I'm still clean-shaven, so I will jump to the final curtain: during the weeks of the album release, the label were minus one single structural idea, and it appeared evident that each member of the team was acting in separate rooms without doors or windows. Mutual mistrust exploded between Harvest and I, and with fashionable pessimism, the label boss yawned and ordered the surface smartness of dropping World peace is none of your business three weeks after its release. There, now! This would not have happened to the Teletubbies.

Sorrily botched the project may now be, but it's worth it to get Morrissey out of our Inbox. Yes, I can be intensely persistent, and I certainly have an over-active fantasy-life, but the Harvest experience tells us that despite the blinding flash of teeth and smiles, it doesn't take much for the coin to flip and suddenly we're all compromised and shattered. All you need to do is disagree with the vanity of the label boss and your beheading will be slotted in between bottles of the most average champagne on the market. Just one weak-chinned drone can assert the fist of injustice and all of our efforts are flushed away. And thus ... they were.

I might be wrong, but I think World peace is none of your business will instantly disappear from iTunes and record stores and every download-upload-offload outlet on the planet, because Harvest technically have no right to sell it.

Most of the Harvest team are very nice, and I sincerely thank them for trying and caring so much - even if their promotional duties were fully undertaken by the Morrissey audience themselves, whose You Tube videos for World peace is none of your business fully provide the art that the label could not muster. The listeners instantly understood how entertainment could also be art. Staggeringly, I still believe that there's a label out there with my name on it, and one that will issue World peace is none of your business, and afford it the respect it deserves.

Thanks for reading this (rashly assuming that you have), and thanks once again to the Harvesters who tried.

We are boot-camp ready for Lisbon in October, so with the will of many gods, hopefully at least 38 of you will turn up.

MORRISSEY
20 August 2014



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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

I would agree. It's certainly not as bad as Kill Uncle (funny how nobody references this album anywhere) but it's not as brilliant as Refusal or Quarry either.

And to those who think Harvest failed to promote the album because they thought it wasn't any cop are seriously mistaken. Sounds like they wanted Moz to be a "Spoken-Word Artist" rather than a Singing Artist and Moz didn't want to play ball which he has every right to IMHO.

Further, I've never heard of an album being released and then shelved by a record company in such a rapid fashion. I really don't think anybody else is gonna step up to re-release/distribute Peace so maybe it's best to find another record company to release new material. If it does get re-released, I would hope the bloody lyrics are included! Why Harvest didn't include lyrics is a crying shame!
It all goes back to taste. I really enjoy "Years of Refusal" but I enjoy "World Peace" much more.

I also really liked "Kill Uncle", "Sing Your Life" is probably one of my all time favorites. During his Kill Uncle tour Morrissey was at his height of his popularity in the States and everyone seemed to enjoy it at that time. I remember being at pre and post concert events where they would be playing the album on repeat. I also remember going to clubs and they played tracks from the album on regular basis.
 
Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

Sorry clown, I was busy today--the school where I teach started back this week. Actually, too many loners in the U.S. take money from the government, and the current administration is such a cause of the problems here--Obama is a joke--and insult.

I have been a fan since the The Smiths, and until the past three releases, continued to give him a listen. WPINOYB SUCKS. IT SUCKS.

All of you on this site who can do nothing but kiss his arse are such lemmings that it is laughable.

Cheers.
Listen you pathetic wanker. If you haven't liked the last 3 albums that means you haven't liked Morrissey for last 10 years. Time to move on. 10 years from now are you still going to be posting how you don't like the last 6 albums? Morrissey is evolving like we all should. If you don't like where he is at as an artist then move on, no one is forcing you to follow his day to day activity.

It's like liking Picasso's early work and then bitching the next 60 years about how you don't like how his work evolved. At some point you have to cut your ties and move on.

The only reasonable and understandable excuse on why somebody would follow day to day activity of an artist they don't enjoy is because they are pathetically miserable.

If you can't find the strength to move on then just Eat a dick.
 
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Miss Mozzarella

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

The worst Morrissey video of all time was November Spawned a Monster.

Morrissey truly proved that he is "not a man" during the film of this video.
:lbf: I LOVE that video. It proved to me that he truly did have a sense of humor. I still laugh every time I watch it.
 

Miss Mozzarella

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

Morrissey has never produced a decent, artistic or even remotely interesting music video - okay - so maybe Suedehead and the homage to Dean. The others are either bog standard, poor camp or downright rubbish. We aren't missing anything by not having a performance video to Istanbul. Moz should get over it, and so should we. And if he wants another label to come calling, he should try writing witty and insightful lyrics - you know - like he used to when he gave a shit. Next up would be an album of songs where half of the tracks didn't sound like half baked demos.
Honestly, I cannot listen to one song on WPINOYB in its entirety. I think its horrible. I must admit, I did enjoy Smiths and some Moz solo videos. There's one that's a television performance of Ask that I really like that I can't seem to find anymore. I dont think its an official vid.
 
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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

The worst Morrissey video of all time was November Spawned a Monster.

Morrissey truly proved that he is "not a man" during the film of this video.
I disagree. It made great material for Beavis and Butthead.
 

Johnny Barleycorn

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

It's like liking Picasso's early work and then bitching the next 60 years about how you don't like how his work evolved.
It really isn't, you know, and that is one of the most outlandish comparisons I've heard in a long time. Hatful of Hollow was no Blue Period, Maladjusted was certainly no Three Musicians, and World Peace is definitely no Guernica.

Picasso was a bona fide genius in a world in which that word is overused unlike almost any other. Morrissey is a just singer. A very good one, but just a singer.

 

marred

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I actually DID write home about it—literally. I sent my mother my free digital download, along with my opinions about the album and why I thought she'd enjoy it. (She loves it.)
It clearly is an album to write home about.
 

marred

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Haha, that's nice ... :)

But doesn't that tell you something? I mean, the moment my mom started to like R.E.M I knew thy were finished!
Wait, so parents can't like the music you like? My musical taste would be nowhere without my Father's record collection. Years later it's nice to do the reverse and share my record collection with my parents. I'm REM could've sucked way before your mother heard them.

It tells me her Mother has great taste in music.
 
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marred

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It really isn't, you know, and that is one of the most outlandish comparisons I've heard in a long time. Hatful of Hollow was no Blue Period, Maladjusted was certainly no Three Musicians, and World Peace is definitely no Guernica.

Picasso was a bona fide genius in a world in which that word is overused unlike almost any other. Morrissey is a just singer. A very good one, but just a singer.
You've established albums are not paintings. Well done. Morrissey is not just a singer. If you haven't worked that out by now then I'm even more confused as to why you come here. Do you just keep checking to see if the smiths are reforming or what?
 

DONKEYDAVE68

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morrissey deleted on i tunes uk

Heard last night that wpinoyb has been deleted on the us i tunes and ive just checked the uk one , it has been deleted also , the four single`s from the album are still there to purchase :crazy:
 
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Anonymous

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Morrissey was a singer/songwriter a very very long time ago.
These days he is better known as Tosserrey the performing tosser, who struggles to perform his old hits on the road with his tin-pot performing show band, cancel is his middle name for all sorts of reasons which we never get to the bottom of, the latest in a long line of excuses was being infected by his opening support act.
The most unluckiest pop performer in the world, things never go his way, everywhere he goes there is a black cloud above his head or a seagull having a number two on his head.
His latest attempt at becoming Anney Boddy's hero the number one, número uno, with his latest "miracle" release to match/follow Viva Hate (his words not mine) once again failed miserably. Dressed up like a penguin with a smiling smug look on his face he read out the lyrics to world peace is none of your business, this new way of promotion was used again on two other songs from the album. If we look back at these P R disasters do we see him with a gun held to his head by Harvest records ? No we don't , what we do see is a poorly silly old tosser who can't cut the mustard anymore.
World peace hailed by the music press, and a minority on here has now been proven to be a waste of time and money yet again, Steven knows it and we know it (deep down the lemmings know it as well) Harvest know it. Yet Steven refuses to take any responsibility for his latest embarrassing flop.
Steven really should concentrate more and put in more effort he is very lazy these days. Otherwise get off the stage.

Benny-th-British-Butcher
 

BrummieBoy

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"The films were OK, but they went nowhere and stayed there."

You appeared in those spoken-word films. Presumably you saw the rushes & authorised the Final Cut? Or did you just turn up & wander round the roof-top with Pamela Anderson, neither of you knowing why you were there? If so, you're both eejits.

best wishes
an amused "BrummieBoy"
 

2-J

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Re: "World Peace..." gone from iTunes Australia

And from UK iTunes now. Took a while,... but it's gone now.
 

Morrissey_Sucks

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

Listen you pathetic wanker. If you haven't liked the last 3 albums that means you haven't liked Morrissey for last 10 years.

If you can't find the strength to move on then just Eat a dick.
Wrong! You can still not like the last albums and maintain being a fan. You may adore the old stuff and enjoy today's live shows, without enjoying a large part of the newer material.

For example, the Cure's, Morrissey's, and Depeche Mode's recent output have not been stellar, one can argue, but one can still be a fan and enjoy the live shows and the occasional newer tracks. Is that so difficult to understand?!

As for "Eat a dick" statement, very intelligent and mature!
 
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keene

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Fan, you just go on removing removing removing. You are like rust and it will probably take a wire brush to remove your corrosive fingerprints from Moz Solo.
Solo Troller;

A weak voice screaming, "Listen to me.....please. I'm oh so lonely with my Beefaroni.

Can't you see? I don't like Morrissey. Listen to me...listen to me....listen to meeeee!"
 
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Johnny Barleycorn

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

You've established albums are not paintings. Well done. Morrissey is not just a singer. If you haven't worked that out by now then I'm even more confused as to why you come here. Do you just keep checking to see if the smiths are reforming or what?
I imagine confusion is your natural state. You seem to hate it here, merde, so why do you hang about?

On this thread there have been many strange posts which would not look out of place on a Justin Bieber fan site. My personal favourite was the one which seemed to imply World Peace was the best album ever and even thinking it was just okay was not acceptable.

Morrissey is a singer. A song and dance man. His work will live on in the same way Lennon's post Beatles work lives on: some superb, some average, some dreadful.

To place him in the pantheon of the greatest minds in human history is pathetic.
 
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keene

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Re: TTY Statement : Please Close The Door Behind Me

I imagine confusion is your natural state. You seem to hate it here, merde, so why do you hang about?

On this thread there have been many strange posts which would not look out of place on a Justin Bieber fan site. My personal favourite was the one which seemed to imply World Peace was the best album ever and even thinking it was just okay was not acceptable.

Morrissey is a singer. A song and dance man. His work will live on in the same way Lennon's post Beatles work lives on: some superb, some average, some dreadful.

To place him in the pantheon of the greatest minds in human history is pathetic.
Solo Troller;

A weak voice screaming, "Listen to me.....please. I'm oh so lonely with my Beefaroni.

Can't you see? I don't like Morrissey. Listen to me...listen to me....listen to meeeee!"
 
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