Friday, December 18, 2009

Morrissey on the 'X-Factor era'

Good old Morrissey nails it right on the head. This is what he said in a statement to True to You:

"As we all now know, the world of music is purely market-driven – not even youth-driven anymore. Talent or merit or songs do not enter the equation for a split second; the campaign is the thing, the campaign is what is discussed amongst the public, the campaign is what impresses the press, and the songs are never a factor."

In the meantime, following a Facebook-based campaign, it looks like Rage Against the Machine's Killing In The Name may be in with a chance for the first non-X Factor related christmas no.1 since 2004.

Also on the subject: - Is Simon Cowell Killing music?; - Cowell dollar, plastic breasts and old fogeys; - Jan Moir loves the X-Factor.


Acidfairyy said...

I don't really think Morrissey has a right to say anything, since he is a knob of the highest degree.

But I am fully supporting the RATM campaign and have my copy!

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Oh good old Mozza!

claude said...

Some of what Moz has said/done/sung recently has pissed me off to say the least.
But on this specific one he's right though.
And give me a Morrissey -with his gob, whether he's talking shite or not- anytime over Simon Cowell's pukesome samey puppets.

Anonymous said...

Check out what could be Olly's first single on U-Tube


Charlie said...

Morrissey is a knob of the highest degree, but The Smiths kind of gives him a free pass even now. And better for him to mouth off about this rather than some ill-informed rant about animal testing or something.

Helen Highwater said...

I still laugh at him getting a song into the top 10 at Christmas with "Jesus" in the title, whilst dressed as a priest.