Morrissey charges fans for signed music albums – but they’re not even his – National

Morrissey has once again upset many of his devoted fans in a recent attempt to keep the paychecks in circulation.

During the former Smiths frontman’s show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday, a shocked spectator shared a photo of the merchandise stand highlighting a unique and expensive piece of Morrissey memorabilia.

With two of his own albums – which were priced at US $ 200 – the 60-year-old had signed a variety of highly regarded 1970s records by other artists and was gifting them to his fans for a whopping $ 300. room.

High-priced vinyl records included Lou Reed’s Transformer (1972), Brute force (1973) by Iggy & the Stooges, David Bowie’s Aladdin Sané (1973) and that of Patti Smith Horses (1975).

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Each album included Morrissey’s signature as well as the year (2019) and the message: “love David”, “love Patti” or “love Iggy. [Pop]According to the album.

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While the photo of the items was shared by a number of outlets including NME, Exclaim, and Spin, the exact number of fans who purchased one of the records is unclear.

There was at least one fan, however, who said they purchased a signed copy of Horses, share a photo of the recording on Instagram.

“A pretty phenomenal addition to my vinyl collection last night at the @hollywoodbowl #Morrissey show,” they wrote.

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“My favorite singer signs my favorite album from my other favorite singer. Mind blown! “

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What was clear, however, was that many of the Bigmouth strikes again Followers of the rocker were either upset by the stunt or humorous or both, with many voicing their disappointment on social media.

Here’s what some Twitter users had to say:

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Morrissey sells sign copies of other people’s albums for a small fortune during his shows ”, one user tweeted. “He really hit the t ** t peak,” they concluded.

Global News has reached out to a representative for Morrissey for comment on the matter.

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Morrissey is at the tail of a North American tour, which includes special guest Interpol.

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The tour came in support of his latest solo album, Son of california (2019), which included a variety of different covers.

The album was poorly received by a number of media outlets – including UK outlet The Guardian, which has criticized the singer’s far-right political views in the past – prompting Morrissey to wear a t-shirt. F ** k the Guardian “on stage. during his performance in LA.

The shirts in question were even sold at the merchandising stand for $ 35.

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Earlier this month, after being postponed for nearly six months, Morrissey concluded the Canadian portion of the tour.

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This year marked the first time in more than 15 years that the star had performed in Canada after a long-standing boycott of the nation.

Currently, Morrissey has no concerts scheduled after Monday night’s final shutdown on the Son of california to visit.

For updates and additional information, you can visit the official Morrissey website.

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