Morrissey is in a weird space at the moment, isn’t he? He’s technically unsigned, but can sell out four consecutive nights at Sydney Opera House for the end of May. And while a seven piece mariachi tribute band called Mexrrissey are storming the internet’s headlines for existing and being quite good, the real Morrissey is filtering his public opinions beneath UK radars via foreign language interviews. The latest? A chat with a Spanish newspaper. His hot take? Crowdsourcing sucks.In the interview with El Pais, which ran yesterday, Morrissey said of bands who have taken to crowdfunding: “It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? What brush our teeth?”
Okay…does this mean the Mozzer does not approve of Amanda Palmer who famously raised nearly $1.2 million via Kickstarter and now continues to crowfund via Patreon? He is performing with her on July 25th at the San Jose Event Center after all.
AFP has no comment on the matter:
— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) April 28, 2015