Question Re: The More You Ignore

King Leer

Leering since '97
Don't know why I never asked this question back in 97 or thereafter, but does anybody have any theories as to why Alain Whyte hurls his guitar away in the video for The More You Ignore Me...? In one of his interviews, Alain himself wondered aloud why Moz had him do so.

My theory is that Boz, going through a highly creative period during the Vauxhall period, turned in the music for The More You Ignore...with its now classic, "twisty" guitar riff, and Moz thought "Alain, if you can't match this, you might as well chuck your guitar away." Rather than be mean and tell him to his face, he had unaware Alain symbolically sling away his six string.

Or maybe Morrissey just thought it looked cool.

Yes, I have a couple hours of free time on my hands.
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