Anthrax’s Scott Ian on why he absolutely hates Morrissey’s “Suedehead” - avclub.com
Scott Ian: For me, it just comes down to the most unlistenable sound quality in Morrissey’s voice. I picked that song because I don’t know much about Morrissey’s music but I can’t listen to his voice; it’s unlistenable to me. And I know that it’s one of his bigger songs, so I think most people will be familiar with it.
It’s just something about his voice that I just can’t listen to it. It’s completely unappealing to my ears; there’s no sound on this planet that is worse than that.
The A.V. Club: So it’s a musical thing and not that Morrissey, as a person, is annoying to you?
SI: No. It has nothing to do with him as a person. I don’t know the guy. He could be a wonderful human being. I just don’t like the sound of his voice. I know plenty of guys in bands where I’m not a fan of their band, but I’m friends with them. It has nothing to do with Morrissey. I just can’t stand the actual tone, the pitch, the timbre, whatever other adjectives there are to describe it; it’s completely unappealing to me.
AVC: Can you explain what it does to you or is it more of an instinctual feeling?
SI: It just makes me instantly turn off the device that it’s emanating from, as you’d do with any sound that bothers you. It’s just an instinctual move of one of my hands to whatever power button I need to push to stop the sound from assaulting my ears.
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