Geoff Travis on the Morrissey of today

(Originally posted in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread)

Rough around the edges: Former Smiths record label manager talks about his latest batch of Irish acts


"The first question you must of course ask Geoff Travis is what he thinks of Morrissey’s ongoing descent into far-right notoriety. Back in 1980s Travis discovered The Smiths and, with his record label Rough Trade, helped propel Moz toward gladioli-flourishing immortality. How long ago that must seem — how bittersweet the memories.

“Not bitter, no,” says Travis. “It was one of those periods that went by in a flash. Morrissey wasn’t the person he now seems to be. He was an interesting character to be around. As a band, The Smiths were an unstoppable force. A lot of years have gone by. I don’t think I’d recognise the Morrissey of today. It’s sad what he’s become, in terms of his views.”"


https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...ut-his-latest-batch-of-irish-acts-963182.html

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A brief Morrissey segue in to the article's title.
Regards,
FWD.
 
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Anonymous

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At what point in this site's history did cabin fever set in?
Clever and you have more chance of a career in stand up comedy than politics. Not that anyone will understand what you say of course.

"ahoot is dis aboot me hoose in a loop bufty shirley malone aight spliff hoof poof glum bum".
 

Nerak

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But you do all the time. You claim one thing then deny it. If you knew anything about politics that would be the end of you.

I haven't denied anything that I've claimed & I certainly wouldn't get 'ended' for this. Have you seen the state of Twitter & Facebook?
 

Nerak

Reverse Ferret
Oh yere, they had to wait like, how many months?:D Give me a break.

They should have probably gone to EMI in the beginning. They might have forced Morrissey to get a decent manager & turn up to everything he's booked for when he was still new enough to be influenced.
 
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Anonymous

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it would be less embarrassing if I was, bearing in mind it's half four in the morning & I've just spent an hour looking up Victorian melodramas & antibacterial squirrel feeders.
So that is what's for tea later today.
 
I love how you racist c***s keep coming to his defense. Yeah I loved the smiths and moz like everyone else but at least I’m realistic enough to know he’s a piece of shit as a human being! Keep called “fake news” but when he called out Faith Goldy in a positive light when I saw him in Toronto I was done. He’s repulsive. Grow the f*** up!
And yet, here you are. Shouldn’t you be making a paper sign and yelling at traffic?
 
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Anonymous

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We're not going to be outnumbered by Islamic zealots, even if we're being a bit stupid about the way we're dealing with their militancy.

They really don't own every studio or record company & a few successful executives is not a conspiracy.

it's not 'dominated' in the way you mean, and having a lot of a group doesn't mean they're working AS a group. Hollywood is about glamour & stories that appeal to a mass audience. That's where their agenda begins & ends & that's why they're so popular around the world.

The demographics might create a few local sectarian issues, but we're not being outnumbered.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-20680565
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/...nority-in-capital-for-first-time-8405998.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20995...rts-of-uk-as-country-becomes-more-segregated/
https://qz.com/337508/london-has-more-people-than-ever-and-44-are-ethnic-minorities/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politic...770000-people-living-uk-cannot-speak-english/

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PuppetParrot

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I haven't denied anything that I've claimed & I certainly wouldn't get 'ended' for this. Have you seen the state of Twitter & Facebook?

Have you seen the state of you Skinny? Your fake aliases are in disarray and the new ones have no traction.
 

Stephen Hofmann

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They should have probably gone to EMI in the beginning. They might have forced Morrissey to get a decent manager & turn up to everything he's booked for when he was still new enough to be influenced.

True but signing with a major label back then was seen as selling out and many bands were derided for doing so.
 
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Anonymous

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Trill still being an out & proud racist.
There is nothing that suggest that a racist shouldn't be proud. If you look at science they are completely right in every sense.
The thing is that you have no idea what a racist is. It is someone from one race who believes his or her race is above the other races.
History and science can prove that white people are above the rest. You would still be in a cave if not for white people and what they did.
 
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