Torquil Campbell of Canadian indie band Stars on listening to Morrissey / Smiths

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davidt, Sep 28, 2019.

By davidt on Sep 28, 2019 at 7:47 AM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Feb 12, 1997
    Link from Paul:

    ‘We all know our lives have been f**ked by the internet’ - The Irish Times
    Torquil Campbell, the frontman of Canadian indie posters Stars, on free speech, The Smiths and the impact of music


    ...His early heroes were obviously The Smiths, patron saints of glum adolescents from Saskatchewan to Salford. He continues to listen to their records, though with understandable ambivalence given Morrissey’s alleged right-wing views.

    “It’s just so depressing,” says Campbell. “I feel bad for Johnny Marr. I feel bad for me – they’re my favourite band of all time. I feel bad for all the people who love The Smiths. I can still listen to Morrissey. I can still on a certain level love it. I don’t think the Smiths will ever stop being my favourite band. But it sure is sad to see someone who came so close to understanding things pull away and insulate himself against love, life and people.

    “He strikes me as a very sad person now – but not in the way of being sad with us. He’s sad alone. He’s sitting in some house in Los Angeles, watching Fox News, thinking he’s being clever because he disagrees with Billy Bragg. It’s not clever, man.”

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davidt, Sep 28, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      You could always say the same about Morrissey’s last 5 solo albums, if you weren’t really listening - or didn’t feel like making the effort now, couldn’t you.

      Better live band. Still invested.

      Amazing how musically weak and devoted Melvis fans are. Nothing stands the test except for drivel from the dribbler. Not a fucking aurally cognitive bone in their collective craniums.

      Can you all find an elevator that’s large enough to accommodate you? That would be a FANTASTIC show.
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    2. Anonymous
      ^This fucking clown is shitting on Stars - and trying to elevate Morrissey’s recent garbage to a higher level.

      He need to see an ENT specialist and learn the value of knowing what he’s saying, before posting it.

      What the fuck is wrong with you people? You’re ALL-IN, at the expense of everything else. ...and you just come across as wankers at a bubble-party in Idaho.
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    3. PuppetParrot
      Skinny, 'pony up a sentence ' ?Acton in the house. LOL

      Skinny are you wearing that stupid hipster hat while posting this incoherent rubbish?

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