Apparently, some time ago, when he was 17, “Steve Morrissey,” the self-same insufferable prick, penned the following in a submission to NME:
E.V. Grieve noted the entertaining fact that Morrissey called the Ramones “a bumptious band of degenerate no-talents,” which, perhaps, is fair enough. Personally, I find more entertaining Morrissey’s comment that the Ramones have an “army of duped fans” who fail to realize that the band “do[es] not deal in subtlety or variation of any kind” and
The Ramones have absolutely nothing to add that is of relevance or importance and should be rightly filed and forgotten.
Well said, Steve. Bravo. And if someone were to write that about The Smiths, I’d wholeheartedly agree. As it stands, this unearthed little ditty confirms that I was right about Morrissey all along. Prick.