Morrissey might be known to many as the rather outspoken former frontman of The Smiths, but to many others, he’s considered the poster boy for vegetarianism. However, in a new interview, the famed vocalist has distanced himself from any of these labels, while also opening up about his rather strange eating habits.
Speaking in a new fan-conducted interview, Morrissey opened up about a number of topics, including his the state of music, his political leanings, and the trajectory of his music career. However, Moz also took the time to open up about what a meal at his place would entail, and it sounds pretty bland.
“The truth is, vegans are actually superior beings,” Morrissey explained, before noting that he doesn’t like to be labelled as such.
“I don’t eat animals, birds or fish. I don’t consider myself to be vegan, vegetarian or carnivorous. I’m just me,” he continued. “I refuse to eat anything that had a mother, that’s obvious. I’ve always found food to be very difficult because I only eat bread, potatoes, pasta and nuts… all stodge.”
“I can’t eat anything that has any flavour. I’ve never had a curry, or coffee, or garlic.”
“I’m absolutely hopeless when I’m handed a menu in a restaurant. I go directly to the Kiddie’s Meals. If I find baked beans then the night is a huge success. If you ever bring me out to dinner it’s important that you also bring a toaster.”
While Morrissey has raised some eyebrows in recent times for taking part some rather controversial interviews (leading electronic musician Moby to refer to him as a “weird drunk uncle”), he did manage to steer away from some of the more inflammatory topics for a change, However, he did reference the idea of long-defunct bands reforming, practically confirming his wish that The Smiths should never reunite.
“I think a lot of the bands are honest enough not to pretend that art or creativity are factors in reformations, and it’s enough just to play the old songs in the same way because … why else would anyone want to see them?” he explained.
“It’s such a big business now because the world is very short on bands that have any meaning. Yes, you can be enormous, but your music might not develop any passion in its listeners. The Ramones exploded worldwide at the point when the group members died.”
“We often underestimate the effect that songs have on our lives, and how frequently we re-buy those songs, and suddenly we’re 74 and we still love whatever we loved at 14,” he continued. “Pop music is treated as transitory fodder – but it isn’t. Those lyrics become gravestone markings.”