for not actually knowing who the hell Morrisey is

(217 Posts)
threesocksfullofchocs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:13:05

??
I know he is supposed to be some singer. have seen him on tv.
thought he was shite.
why is he still famous?

teacherpet Wed 12-Dec-12 22:15:48

YAB completely U!!

MasterOfTheChristmasDisaster Wed 12-Dec-12 22:16:18

You are obviously under the age of 25. Bugger off grin

I'm not jealous OR old smile

He's a very important singer, seminal

But a bit twatty unfortunately

Are you very young cos I don't know anyone over 40 who won't know who he is

tilder Wed 12-Dec-12 22:16:44

Am with you there. Assumed it meant a singer of slightly depressing music. Given the references to Morrissey on here, its either someone else entirely or he has a completely.New job description.

I'm 22 and know who he is so YABabitU.
But also lucky, I wish I didn't know who he was...

Adversecalendar Wed 12-Dec-12 22:18:43

I wish I had the pleasure of not knowing. I am of the generation that worshipped him but can remember even as a teen thinking he was an utter twat.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Dec-12 22:22:55

I'm 24 and know who he is unfortunately

He was big in the 80's OP (I think). Whiny shitty music.

threesocksfullofchocs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:24:23

oh I wish I was under 25.
but my ds is 20
why is he an important singer?
if he is that important surely I would know something he had done

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:25:01

Well if you don't mind not knowing who the lead singer is from one of Britains most influential bands ever then I guess it doesn't matter.

But he is been a knob, as he often is.

Northernexile Wed 12-Dec-12 22:27:06

Do you really not know the Smiths? Amazing band, but Morrissey, like Bono, becomes incredibly annoying when opening his mouth to speak rather than sing.

BikeRunSki Wed 12-Dec-12 22:27:32

You heard of The Smiths? 1980s indie band. He was their lead singer and song writer. The Smith were a kind of foundation of indie music and "Madchester" (Stone Roses, Happy Mondays etc). They were very young and had some controversial, attention-seeking stunts and lyrics and Morriseey was known for perorming with a daffodil in his pocket.
Many people (of my age group, late 30s/early 40s+) will wax lyrical about the depth and meaning of Morrissey's lyrics, that he is a poet and so on. I'd agree.
Morrissey and The Smiths were a big deal in the 1980s. Morrissey has continued to peform as a solo artist since The Smith broke up in the late 80s. His following is now pretty culty and he can be a bit of a idiot at times.

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VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:27:48

The Smiths were voted as the most influential band ever by NME, above the beatles, above David Bowie.

the Queen Is Dead was voted the best album of all time.

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Wed 12-Dec-12 22:28:23

He is the owner of Morrisons, natch.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:28:30
MrsKeithRichards Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:06

The Smiths really weren't that important.

threesocksfullofchocs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:39

really above Mr Bowie.
I am shocked
I asked everyone in my house who he was
they just looked at me.....

Northernexile Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:51

Ah they were ace! How Soon Is Now?

Wallison Wed 12-Dec-12 22:30:28

He's like Morriss but with an ey on the end.

You have a 20 year old son (so are mid thirties at the very least) and don't know who morrissey is? How is that possible? My 7 year old loves the Smiths. Think he has a somewhat bleak outlook on life (at least he hates Justin Bieber)

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:31:57

If it hadn't been for The Smiths you wouldn't have had bands and music like Suede, Oasis, possibly Radiohead, Pulp, Elbow. All the madchester bands like The Charlatons, neds Atomic Dustbin, etc.

DoingitOnTheRoofTopWithSanta Wed 12-Dec-12 22:32:06

YABU, EVERYONE knows who he is. I am forrin and even I know grin.

His music was poo and he talks rubbish though,

ReinDearPrudence Wed 12-Dec-12 22:32:30

I'm surprised if anyone over 40 hasn't heard of him/The Smiths, but I don't expect young people will know him. He is annoying now, which is a huge shame.

tilder Wed 12-Dec-12 22:32:41

Ok, tis the same person. Was just surprised to see his views being reported that was all.

threesocksfullofchocs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:33:05

I love you jimjams(always have) but no I am lot older.
ds has very good taste in music and has never heard of him.
dd well she has varied musical tastes. from the wanted .....to Blink 182.
I am feeling that maybe I am just very lucky that I don't know his music.

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