Today's song is this Morrissey/Street composition, the closing track on Viva Hate.
What do we think?
it's ultimately a fairly shallow piece of propaganda that amounts to nothing deeper than "I hate Thatcher". This level of hate directed at another human being also leaves him open to similar treatment - he really can't complain about any brickbats thrown his way when this is exactly the sort of thing he does himself.
He's a profoundly flawed and often contradictory human being (oh hi, human condition!) but lots of this is bollocks, sorry. Are you seriously arguing that anyone who's ever started a band has done so in order to create a "wealth-creating business"?And not even sincere. He is the embodiment of what Thatcher preached. He valued education and literacy (just not the educational system - but then it's the same comprehensive system that Thatcher railed against), he basically started his own, or jointly-owned, wealth-creating business (The Smiths), he believes in minimal taxation of his earnings and he doesn't believe in society. His animus against Thatcher was always just a sop to the NEM/left-wing media. For all his outspokenness on certain issues, it would have surely been career suicide to say back then that he basically agreed with her about a lot of things.