Really? The sleeve of the record put you off THAT much?? I think that's kinda sad to be honest with you. Why did the sleeve bother you so much? A chap in his pants? Nothing wrong with that, if you got it flaunt it!
I think Morrissey is a splendid looking fellow and certainly, if I looked that good, I'd probably put a sleeve out like that! But even if it was a picture of him creasoting a fence wearing a Liverpool shirt (*shudders at the Red Scum*) and cuddling Johnny Borrell I'd still buy it.
It'd be a real shame if it doesn't chart highly but if it doesn't then it will reiterate my strong feeling that All You Need Is Me should've been the single - best pop song he's done since First Of The Gang in my opinion.
Morrissey getting airplay for the single. Morrissey touring. Morrissey releasing a Greatest Hits package. Morrissey in the news recently.
Morrissey releases new single with almost no incentive for fans to buy it other than Jake's (admittedly fetching) pictures of The Voice.
Could it be that for the first time we are getting a realistic picture of Morrissey's actual popularity among the greater public? Would the addition of 2-3 new B-sides or other incentives have brought out his fans to buy the single, ensuring another Top Ten-- and if so, what does that say about his previous Top Tens?
Just a thought.
Damn good call. I'm going to try that.Now that you know where they hoard them, why don't you do what one poster does every time she sees Mozzer's new single in the record shops? Put his new single in the slots for the top 5.
The inference being that its the same old mugs (like me) who buy the single and album releases each time. But we know just from these boards that there are loads of new fans - people who got into Quarry and ROTT and (by god) are still in their teens. They are just now discovering the back catalogue and buying up HMV's last copy of Louder than Bombs.
So outside the fanbase i agree that very few people love a Morrissey song enough to buy it - but the fanbase is changing all the time so clearly some guys are turned onto him by a single release or two?
Older fans not running out on the first day to buy the single, but buying it throughout the week. Not a factor?
I'm a Morrissey fan - yet I still haven't bought the single. because i can't find it.
There is the problem - simple as. If someone who is not a Morrissey fan wants to buy the single and they can't find it they aren't going to hunt for it, they just wont buy it.
Good airplay on radio 2, Ross appearence, so no reason why it shouldn't hit top 10 based on airplay or getting it out in the media - the distribution of the single is - put simply - rubbish.
I dislike downloads - I am a lover of the physical single - as are most morrissey fans - so thats what I'm looking for.
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I love buying the vinyl versions or, short of that, the physical CDs.
But most casual fans, the sort that make or break Top 40 singles, download songs. Therefore I suspect distribution isn't the cause of the poor sales.
It appears that Morrissey's usual fanbase didn't turn out to buy the single in high numbers which is why it is not in the Top Ten. Had they done so it likely would have charted highly. Like the others.