The world's oldest music store Spillers Records bans Morrissey albums

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GodEmperorMorrissey, May 22, 2019.

By GodEmperorMorrissey on May 22, 2019 at 7:09 PM
  1. GodEmperorMorrissey

    GodEmperorMorrissey Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2019
    Morrissey banned. Let the book burning's begin..

    Spillers Records bans Morrissey music over his support for the far right - Wales Online
    The world's oldest record store said it was 'saddened but not surprised'


    The world's oldest record store Spillers Records in Cardiff has banned Morrissey records from its store.

    The shop, in Morgan Arcade, is refusing to stock the singer's releases because of his continued support for the far-right.

    However, one place you won't be able to buy the album is Cardiff's much loved independent record shop Spillers.

    Ashli Todd, the owner of Spillers said: "I'm saddened but ultimately not surprised that Spillers is unable to stock Morrissey’s releases any longer. I only wished I’d done it sooner.”

    Spillers owner Ashli Todd (Image: WalesOnline/Rob Browne)

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GodEmperorMorrissey, May 22, 2019.

    1. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Gossip between rockstars is a campaigning of ones sexual proclivities, and therefore making the action acceptable.

      It’s hypocritical that Spillers would take this moral high ground of a stance but continue to sell records from Bowie to Ryan Adams, etc.

      Their hate is strangely selective, selective enough where by banning one artist won’t hurt them but the publicity will make up for it, but if their actions were truly being done because of their high morals and not out of getting a little publicity then they would also apply their action to all the artists in their store, which would hurt them.

      Yet, their hate is strangely selective...

      or is Morrissey just the newly appointed boogeyman for 2019? an easy target that’s hip to hate?

      Anything for a little publicity.

    2. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Hear ! hear ! :thumb:

      And ban all artists that were and are influenced by Morrissey !!!! May as well close shop.

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    3. ordinaryboy86
      Well if you support Morrissey’s rhetoric that sexual abuse is down to parental negligence & the child’s lack of awareness. Then you should be ok with it. I seem to remember ketamine sun standing by those comments, now he/she’s boohoo’ing and sympathising with the victim. It’s crazy how the same people who are saying Bowie should be banned, are also the same people who gave Spacey a pass, just cos Morrissey said so.
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    5. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Not true. I could see how Morrissey from his point of view came to those conclusions in his way of thinking (probably at that moment, has he changed them since?), but I
      would never blame the victim. It’s very complicated. And it’s difficult in general
      to agree with Morrissey’s sometimes off the cuff statements, especially because he never really throughly explains himself during or after his statements, so it just becomes a guessing game based on assumptions from fans and non-fans what he actually means.

      Also Morrissey’s views on the topic you brought up are of no concern to Spillers who will still continue to sell records by Bowie, Ryan Adams,etc.


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    6. Anonymous
      Well I was one of those who was for sure against that comment and said so at the time. That said Morrissey made a comment but Bowie actually committed the act. How can you give Bowie, the abuser, a pass but hate Morrissey for the comment. If you still support Bowie then I find it hard for you to get that upset about morrisseys comment about spacey. I was truly disappointed in Morrissey for the comment but disgusted by Bowies actions which cause actual harm. That said I still own both there catalogs and maybe could forgive them both. It’s easier to forgive Morrissey than Bowie though don’t you think. I wonder if she sells the iggy pop album with the song where he says he slept with a 13yo and brags that her parents can’t do anything about it. I bet she does. Does she consider bragging about child rape more forgivable than voting for a political party. That’s what I would take away from this decision
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    7. SuburbanChic
      It's a publicity stunt.
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    8. ordinaryboy86
      You got any other examples of Spiller publicity stunts? Or is this the first one in 100 years? Any examples of this particular owner fishing for publicity? Show me a pattern of behaviour that backs it up.
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    10. McCol
      I don't think or suggest he is deliberately contributing but some who follow him who have these ideas or are borderline could be swayed but this is not his problem.
      My main issue is purely that he appears to be openly flaunting his support for an openly racist party.
      Doesn't stop me listening to or buying his music, let's face it he's flirted with right wing racist ideas for almost 30 years!
    11. McCol
      To be honest your starting to sound like a rambling fool!

      The guardian is at most a slight left leaning centrist paper, bit like the times being a slight right leaning centrist paper. The Morning Star is your left wing paper bit like the express or mail.

      No idea what you mean by skinny, I'm assuming you mean coffee or something but not sure really.

      Bit of a contradiction as well to say unemployed left wing loon twats, I'd imagine they probably earn around 30-50k a year!

      Go take your semi chubbie and look at more pictures of Yaxley-Lennon
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      vegan cro spirit 333



      the guardian is a slight left leaning rag and you never heard of Skinny.
      WtF, its Skinny, again with a new puppet name. I should have known.

      saying that the Guardian is slightly left is akin to saying Ocatavius was slightly
      a Roman Emperordoh: Very bad form, Skinny.

      you click on the cluck guardian and immediately a pop up springs up
      demanding money: please help us we are going out of business any time
      help us please with any money you have that you dont need. very embarrasing
      then you give them a coin or two and they hate you for it, they are the proleteriat
      after all:nomouth:
      its best not to feed them.:grimacing:
    13. Yakki Da.
      Yakki Da.
      Donate ALL the money that you have received from selling Moz/Smiths merchandise over the years to charity, Spillars.
      No ? Didn't think so.
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    14. Anonymous
      I think he’s felt sympathy for people but I don’t think hes flirted with there ideas at all. He’s also flirted and outright supported many left wing ideas. If anything Morrissey would probably be called a libertarian here. Singing songs about people isn’t agreeing with them. Any party that’s against immigration at this point will attract a large group of racists but it doesn’t mean that the party is found on racism anymore than Bernie Sanders party was anti feminism despite attracting at lot of female harassers. I think he agrees with waters on a lot of things but possibly not all and I think he hates most of the other candidates. I don’t think he’s judging the party based on who else is voting for them
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    15. GodEmperorMorrissey
      How does it feel
      What ideas exactly? For Britain is a Nationalist party, i don't believe they consider themselves right wing. ASls, what statements do they hold that gives credence to Morrissey supporting racism?
    16. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      Obvious as snow.


      Desperate times call for desperate pathetic measures. Most people purchase online, easier than going in person to a shop, especially with younger generations who have no need or desire for a physical record.
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      Ketamine Sun
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      Ketamine Sun
    20. Anonymous
      Yeah, I've got an example; They continually state that they're the oldest record store in the world. Which is an untruth, as they don't occupy the same premises, which they vacated a few years ago.

      They could say that their store is named after the oldest record store in the world. But they don't say that.

      They could even say that their store was established, whenever. But they don't say that either.

      Ergo, stating that they're the oldest record store in the world is just for publicity.

      Fuck Spillers.
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