Former Smiths front man Morrissey has jumped on to fan website true-to-you.net to inform fans that he has a new album ready to go, but was still looking for a record label to put it out. He told them “The follow-up to Years of Refusal is ready and fluttering wildly against the bars. There is still no record label and the years shuffle like cards. My talents do not lie in DIY.” He’s also railed against the release of his latest ‘Best Of’ album, having a vintage Mozzer moan about the lack of effective distribution for it. He railed against record label EMI, blaming them for the fact that he was facing the real possibility of it being his first record to not chart.
He complained “Very Best Of Morrissey (EMI/Major Minor) has yet to tunnel its way into what we older types refer to as Record Shops – six days after intended release. The gallant HMV has yet to stock it, and did not manage to stock the ‘Glamorous glue’ single until four days after its scheduled release. In fact, the CD of ‘Glamorous Glue’ did not EVER make it to HMV. With Very Best Of I face my first ever non-chart placing – which I shall bear with dignity, although I could never be unkind enough to express my views on EMI’s failings. It was John Lennon who coined the phrase ‘Every Mistake Imaginable’. I shall not repeat it here.”
Morrissey didn’t stop there, however, also taking the opportunity to follow up his previous swipe at the Royal Family on the eve of the recent Royal, in which he branded them ‘benefit scroungers’ or dole bludgers. Speaking out following the ‘Royal Dreading’ as the fervent anti-Monarchist he is, he kept up his attack, clarifying the radio interview comments he had made with just a sprinkling of added venom thrown in.
“I’m sorry I made the Detergent O Leary radio interview so difficult but I was in a foul mood, having spent a full week surrounded by the royal dreading. England may very well be a Windsor dictatorship, but – PR Weddings aside, it is usually quite bearable. If my Front Row (Radio 4) interview sounded chopped and cropped, that’s because it was. I had spoken fluently about the royal dreading, but an Iranian censorship confiscated all of my views. It is distressing, but in all manner of British media in 2011 we are only allowed to hear the same old thoughts and feelings expressed over and over and over again.”
“During the week of the royal dreading, Poly Styrene died. Having made an enormous contribution to British art and sound – at a desperate time when so many of us needed her, Poly Styrene’s death was all but ignored by the British television news media, who instead rained hours and hours of blubbering praise onto Kate Middleton – a woman about whom nothing is known on a personal level. The message is clear: What you achieve in life means nothing compared to what you are born into. Is this Syria??”