“We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit everyday" said Morrissey, during a gig in Warsaw at the end of July, by way of presenting “Meat Is Murder”. Of course, his words caused quite a stir, forcing Mozza to emit a press release elaborating on his comment - something which will most likely have cost him blood, sweat and tears, being the drama queen and prima donna that he is. The former Smiths vocalist is what people call a bigmouth, someone who says what he wants when he wants, something like the Larry David of music. This is why we took the opportunity to recall some of his previous pearls of wisdom. They might not be the best ones (if it were up to us, we would have listed a hundred), so we invite you to propose any other Morrissey sneers you can come up with.
1. Spanish Indie
“Spanish bands are bad, but don’t worry, British bands are worse.”
2. Megalomaniac Philanthropists
“Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Band Aid was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music.”
“Techno is the refuge for the mentally deficient. It’s made by dull people for dull people”. He insisted in his hatred towards dance music, sixteen years later, at FIB 2008: “What’s that I hear? Techno . . . how stupid.”
4. Hit Lists
“As far as I can tell, any fool can have a hit record in America – except me.”
“I always thought my genitals were the result of some crude practical joke.”
“What’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? Wish I hadn’t.”
“Édith Piaf was seven inches high, always wore a modest black dress and sang without stage sets or lights - and her voice roared above the wind, with the most incredible powers of communication. I’d like to see McDonna attempt that.”
“Long hair is an unpardonable offence which should be punishable by death.”
“Yes I have had a tan, actually. I went to Los Angeles and got one there, but it didn’t make it back to Britain. You’re not allowed to come through customs with a tan.”
10. Animal Abuse
“Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.”
The Smiths: “Meat Is Murder” After his incendiary comment about the Norway attacks, we took the opportunity to compile some of the most notorious pearls of wisdom coming from the beautiful mouth of Mozza.