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Morrissey Stops Demo Tape Being Heard
Ben Hewitt , May 7th, 2010 08:09

Former Smiths singer stops broadcast of 20 second clip no-one has heard before

Quietus hero Morrissey has been in touch with his lawyers to stop a previously unheard demo tape of him singing being broadcast on the radio.

The 20 second clip was to be used in a radio show about producer Steven Street - who worked with Moz on his debut solo LP Viva Hate - but the singer has moved to prevent the demo from being heard, according to Contact Music.

In a statement, Street said: "Both the BBC and myself received a letter from Morrissey's solicitors threatening an immediate injunction preventing any broadcast unless the material was removed. Apparently their client [Morrissey] was 'horrified that the proposed material would be broadcast'.

"I can not understand this way of thinking at all. Throughout the programme I am extremely in full praise of Morrissey and the demo was intended to show that even when he was singing on a four track cassette he still sounded great! Oh well, some things (or people) never change!"

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