Morrissey figures time should be putting a stop to any further talk of a Smiths reunion.
The singer recently talked to news.com.au about his fall Australian tour and the conversation turned to a number of other subjects including news of his former group.
When interviewer Cameron Adams asked about future reunion news, referencing the recent Guns N’ Roses tour, Morrissey was not very encouraging. “It’s no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense any more.”
When asked about Warners lack of promotion for the 30th anniversary of the Smith’s The Queen is Dead, he once again went after corporate bureaucracy. “People want new vinyl now, they do not want the old originals. Physicals were only ever removed at the wish of the major labels … who didn’t want stock clogging up their offices and hallways. People still want to go into shops to buy LPs and even 7-inch discs, but it doesn’t suit the labels whereas streaming does … and consequently music bought with no effort has resulted in meaningless music charts.”
As far as future archive releases, “Only a cover of Elvis Presley’s A Fool Such As I. I don’t even have a copy of it, but I expect it will spring out one day … when I’m on a life-support machine.”
Morrissey in Australia:
10/22 – Melbourne – Festival Hall
10/26 – Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre
10/28 – Canberra – Royal Theatre
10/29 – Wollongong – Win Centre
10/31 – Newcastle – Civic Theatre