Saturday, September 04, 2010

Morrisey: Pop Genius or [Racist] Twat?

The brilliance of The Smiths, of course, was not in Morrisey's singing or his lyrics, (they were always meant ironically... weren't they?) but in the relationship between the singing and the music, and especially Johnny Marr's genius guitar work.  Which is another way of saying that, whilst I was once a fan of The Smiths, went to see them on the Meat Is Murder tour, (at Newcastle), and still occasionally listen to Hatful of Hollows, I've never had much time for Morrisey.

So to answer the question above, no he's not a pop genius, (he's done nothing of note since The Smiths split up), he is a twat, obviously, and he's also a racist twat.  It won't do to make comments about the gates of England being flooded and then say, oh, I abhor racism.  And now he makes a blanket labelling of the whole Chinese race as a "subspecies", (one presumes pejorative intent in use of the prefix), because of Chinese culture's attitude to animals.

I could say a thing or two about the subspecies of whining veggies who put animals before humanity.  But I won't.  Instead I think I'll go and fancifully fry some flesh for lunch.