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Morrissey: Japan = Ace, UK = Dictatorship
The Quietus , June 5th, 2012 07:58

Hooray for the country's vegetarian cuisine! Oops for Morrissey's mixed metaphors!

Morrissey has spoken out in fulsome praise of Japan after recently completing a tour of the country. Writing in a statement on the True To You fansite, Morrissey also said he was full of beans for Indonesia, because "it was encouraging to read reviews that were not written by people who were determined not to understand."

Japan, though, "hit me like a lightning thrust, and I woke each day eager for the love of it all; a civility unlike anywhere else on earth. America could never catch up, and England could never be in the race in the first place. By comparison, England is a country of condemnations, whereas America is a country of exclusions, with the obvious inequality of all."

Morrissey added that, in Japan, "I am thrilled to witness the emergence of broad and wide vegetarian options on all restaurant menus, as the dumb misery of eating death recedes." At least, one imagines, in the places a nervous tour promoter might take Morrissey for his tea.

He went on to have a blast about England and the Jubilee: "The soul is tried all over again as the jackboot of dictatorship strangles England. [how can you be strangled by a jackboot? Leather Ed] This week, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee presents a new lesson in the force of tyranny, and is an expression of loathing and abhorrence of the British poor - and all done, quite naturally, at the public's expense! It is degrading to anyone of intelligence. While dictatorships throughout the Middle East are gently condemned by the British government, there is no examination of the extremism enforced by the British 'royals', who remain the most overpaid and most utterly useless people on the planet.

"Having done nothing to earn our respect, they demand everything by return. It is a cunning and extravagant form of benefit fraud. I should mention that I am frequently asked to appear on BBC television's Question Time to air my views. But is it possible to engage with the British media and not be carved-up? I doubt it."

Morrissey also said that he's struggling to find a record label to put out his next LP: "We are no closer to port where record label interest is concerned. I promised I would never mention this again."

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