The U.S. and British governments are taking the John Lennon approach to former Smiths frontman Morrissey, the singer has revealed:
“The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated me and I’ve been interviewed and taped and so forth. They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, and similarly in England. But it didn’t take them very long to realise that I’m not. I don’t belong to any political groups, I don’t really say anything unless I’m asked directly and I don’t even demonstrate in public. I always assume that so-called authoritarian figures just assume that pop/rock music is slightly insane and an untouchable platform for the working classes to stand up and say something noticeable. My view is that neither England or America are democratic societies. You can’t really speak your mind and if you do you’re investigated.”
Aging British melancholic pop stars have always been a grave threat to the security of America…
Morrissey’s new album, Ringleader of the Tormentors, is set for release on April 4th.