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Photo: Rome, December 2005: Jed Weitzman (of Sanctuary Management) and Morrissey
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The Queen Is Dead


13 May 2016

The Queen Is Dead



Morrissey has commented:

"I would like to congratulate the Smiths, and also Stephen Street, and also Rough Trade Records for 30 fantastic years of sales for The Queen Is Dead, which is 30 years old in June. We have always been gagged, of course, but certain recordings rise with time, and The Queen Is Dead and also Meat Is Murder both had the courage to put the fullest meaning of British life into words and music. It was the hope of helping things to evolve, and the mobilized strength of both recordings for 30 years has been fully understood and appreciated by those with sensible passions. Central issues in 2016 England include an urgent need of social justice for animals


as well as an obvious recognition of 'monarchy as anarchy' (therefore, something with no place in a democratic society).


I am sorry that Warner UK or Sire US cannot provide any celebrations for the anniversaries of both recordings, but, perhaps some label bosses have their eye on a tatty OBE, and perhaps others simply have detachable heads. It would not quite be the Smiths if not classically ignored by the dried-out lawns of the establishment. I urged Warner UK to issue a special 'The Queen Is Dead' single release for the first week of June ... but ... brick wall.

Bleeding to death, I therefore have the restless gall to ask of you that, should you have 99 cents/pence, that you purchase 'The Queen Is Dead' track in the final week of May, thus possibly edging it into the corner of everyone's ear in the UK Top 100 - if only to let them know that we are still here and fully aware of the fox-fur on the hall-stand. I am sorry to ask more of you than you have already given, but we all do as well as we can in such ludicrous times. I can only ask.



I am absolutely yours, in pleasant speaking voice, and with good grace."

MORRISSEY
5 May 2016
Los Angeles.

The Queen is Dead


26 May 2016

The Queen is Dead

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is number 15 in this week's official UK vinyl charts.
Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths is number 35.

Classixx video, featuring T-Pain


24 May 2016

Classixx video, featuring T-Pain


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KRbWBONZKTI

Chicago Riot Fest


23 May 2016

Chicago Riot Fest

As of this date (May 23), Morrissey is not a part of this year's Chicago Riot Fest.

Morrissey's birthday


22 May 2016

Morrissey's birthday

Morrissey is 57 today. Happy Birthday, Morrissey!

PETA New Clip

Photomontages


15 May 2016

Photomontages



photomontages by Sam Esty Rayner

U.S. Election in a nutshell


7 May 2016

U.S. Election in a nutshell



artist unknown / reprinted with respect

Mexrrissey in Manchester


5 May 2016

Mexrrissey in Manchester

Mexrrissey sign copies of their new LP/CD at HMV in Manchester.
Photographer unknown, printed here with respect.

May 2016

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