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Thread: The Smiths dilemma

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    Default The Smiths dilemma

    Now if you're a proper music lover, then The Smiths are quite frankly, one of the greatest bands IN THE WORLD. However, Morrissey has turned (always was?) a massive purple bell-end and I have avoided listening to them because of this huge purple bell-ended ness.

    So my question to you (well the centralist and left leaning members) is can we still listen to ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS IN THE WORLD or are they now consigned to the same bin as Gary Glitter?

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    This is an easy one.

    Keep listening.

    Remember - it's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate, it takes guts to be gentle and kind. Be gentle and kind to all that wonderful music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Now if you're a proper music lover, then The Smiths are quite frankly, one of the greatest bands IN THE WORLD. However, Morrissey has turned (always was?) a massive purple bell-end and I have avoided listening to them because of this huge purple bell-ended ness.

    So my question to you (well the centralist and left leaning members) is can we still listen to ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS IN THE WORLD or are they now consigned to the same bin as Gary Glitter?
    When was Morrissey convicted of being a paedophile ?

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    I’ll be honest I’ve struggled to enjoy The Smiths since Morrisey turned into a grade A pollock. It’s hard to separate the art from the artist, at least for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    I’ll be honest I’ve struggled to enjoy The Smiths since Morrisey turned into a grade A pollock. It’s hard to separate the art from the artist, at least for me.
    He's always been a bit of a pantomime dame, now he's a card carrying racist.

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    Personally,I'm really glad that my younger brother turned me on to listening to the Smiths.They were also a great live act back in the day, (saw them here on the Meat is Murder tour,(when Morrisey unwisely took on a young,mostly Catalan audience "We've seen your national sport and we don't like it"; presumably unaware that bullfighing has never been popular in Barna.Not with most Catalans, anyway.).Don't like Morrisey's public personna at all or his often, asinine political pronuncenments,which is precisely why I've never bothered to attend one of his frequent solo gigs here.Doesn't stop me from digging out some Smiths music when I'm in the mood though.
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    It's not like The Smiths' songs preach the nonsense Morrissey believes so I don't have any problem listening to them.
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    See, now I still listen to the Glitter Band but just not the big freak. Wouldn't it be the same with this, even if Morrissey's "crime" is not on the same wavelength?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBlueLady View Post
    See, now I still listen to the Glitter Band but just not the big freak. Wouldn't it be the same with this, even if Morrissey's "crime" is not on the same wavelength?
    How can I listern to the old Rollin Stones hits with Bill Wyman playing on .

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    Didn't care for them much at the time. In fact, I used to rip the pee out of a mate for loving them. Looking back, I was the fool.

    I love them now and I don't care what a jackass Morrissey is being, the music is great.

    Just listened to Johnny Marr's new track and it's reminiscent of 'There is a light that never goes out'. Really good track

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    So hating the royal family, Thatcher and Trump. Or Bludgeoning poor sweetness in her bed is fine. Be anti EU or claim Merkel is a fool and your suddenly in Gary's Gang

    I'm sure the attention seeking Morrissey would see the hypocrisy as we discuss his morals on devices made by child slave labour in the far east. With the metal sourced from mines that 18th century slave owners would have been shamed to operate.

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    Rigsby. Taking the fun out of Shrimperzone....since forever.

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    Much like I couldn't care less if Nile Ranger played for us, I listen to a lot of bands/singers with dubious morals.

    Spotify are trying this now with deplaylisting some artists. Reminds me of the PMRC back in the 80s and Tipper Gore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napster View Post
    Much like I couldn't care less if Nile Ranger played for us, I listen to a lot of bands/singers with dubious morals.

    Spotify are trying this now with deplaylisting some artists. Reminds me of the PMRC back in the 80s and Tipper Gore.
    Didn't work though. Kids made a beeline for those albums with the stickers on, much like Channel 4 and their red triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Didn't work though. Kids made a beeline for those albums with the stickers on, much like Channel 4 and their red triangle.
    exactly. thats kinda my point.
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