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Morrissey criticises label over inept video-making

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014


Rock mope Morrissey is hating on the world again via blog post, this time specifically dissing his label, Universal/Capitol’s Harvest Records, for not making a bigger video for the title track of his latest LP, ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’. And yeah, there is a video, and it looks fine to me. But what do I know? Nothing, absolutely nothing.

Anyway, in Moz’s mind – and I’m paraphrasing only slightly (aka a lot) right now – those working in the pop and/or rock biz are as false and conniving as politicians, who are all idiots, war criminals, megalomaniacs and, worse, carnivores.

Writing via his fave fan-site True To You, originally to praise by name some fans who’d made DIY clips for the ‘World Peace…’ title track, Moz moaned that “Yes, a similar document [ie a video] ought to have been harvested by the record label. Please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media!”

Then he went on: “Liberty, equality and fraternity are the essence of the song; no monarchic rule, no political hierarchies, no bought-and-paid-for government thugs, security forces no longer beyond prosecution, and an end to megalomania, repression and corruption”.

Speaking of wishing for things to end…