Morrissey Signed Other People's Albums to Sell as Merch
He was also hawking T-shirts that read "Fuck the Guardian"
Published Oct 27, 2019Morrissey's ongoing descent into far-right madness has seen him get literally deplatformed while railing against the media, leftists and protestors. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the former Smiths frontman, like many of his ilk, also enjoys taking part in a good grift.
For his headlining performance at Los Angeles's Hollywood Bowl on Saturday (October 26), Morrissey's merch booth featured signed vinyl at exorbitant, collector scum-level prices — including some iconic albums Moz had no hand in creating.
Photos of the merch booth circulating online (archived below) show vinyl copies of recent covers effort California Son and 2001 hits compilation The Best of Morrissey being sold for $200 USD each.
Look below that, and you'll find copies of David Bowie's Aladdin Sane, Patti Smith's Horses, Lou Reed's Transformer and Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power going for $300 USD each on account of them being "signed by Morrissey."
The evening's performance also saw Moz angle for a repeat appearance on GQ's Worst Dressed list by donning a cut-up T-shirt with "Fuck the Guardian" on the front. In case anyone else was looking to become a fashion icon for aggrieved, anti-media types everywhere, those were also on sale at the merch booth for $35 USD.
I think the original post got deleted but here's the picture. The absolute hubris of charging $300 for a Bowie record signed by Morrissey is breathtaking. pic.twitter.com/bruSpDRSFY— Robert Ham (@roberthamwriter) October 27, 2019
Can you stop the witch-hunt now @guardian @guardianculture - he's our greatest living wordsmith....— George Bray (@GeorgeBray) October 27, 2019
"Journalists who lie, hate in a hurry. They're only trying to make their name
By spreading Biz myth-lies
About the ones who've made their name!" #Morrissey pic.twitter.com/r35YRMgHsl
Morrissey's Hollywood Bowl performance was his second last U.S. tour date alongside Interpol in support of California Son. A show in Portland late last month was attended by protestors, speaking out against the artist's support of far-right politics and his incredibly controversial takes on race.
#Morrissey pic.twitter.com/PXW4SJMiEy— FȺɃƗȺN (@H0ldenM0rrissey) October 27, 2019
Morrissey and Interpol will wrap the tour tonight in Texas.