Sparks Are Not Starting Any Sort Of Beef With Morrissey


Fans thought that Los Angeles pop group Sparks had some sort of issue with The Last of the International Playboys, what with “Lighten Up, Morrissey” being a song title on the group’s forthcoming album, Exotic Creatures Of The Deep. But it’s totally not like that:

Sparks have refuted speculation that a new song attacks Morrissey.

“Lighten Up, Morrissey” is actually about a man who is unlucky in love, because his girlfriend doesn’t think he’ll ever match up to Moz.

Sparks’ manager Sue Harris told PS: “It’s a tribute to Morrissey. The Maels are big admirers of Morrissey–he’s been a Sparks fan for years, and the feeling is mutual.”

While I am a little bummed the two camps won’t be coming to fisticuffs anytime soon, I’m glad that I’ve been given the chance to post Sparks’ 1975 Top of the Pops performance.

Sparks’ New Album (With Morrissey related title) [Morrissey-solo.com / HT: Paul Cox]

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  • Charles A. Hohman

    ” “Lighten Up, Morrissey” is actually about a man who is unlucky in love, because his girlfriend doesn’t think he’ll ever match up to Moz. “

    This is about the funniest premise I’ve heard in a long-ass time. Perhaps his romantic misfortune stems from dating girls who compare their boyfriends to Morrissey! Just a hunch!

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    Despite the downplay of tension, this is the clearest shot across Moz’s bow since the Associates classic ’85 diss track, “Steven, It Was Really Something.”

    Let’s just hope that this time there isn’t an answer track, and that this thing doesn’t erupt into real-world violence.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    In my fantasy world, the Mozzer and the Maels get together for brunch at some tony LA eatery every third Sunday of the month. Pop genius and mimosas, yay! (They still live in LA, right?)

  • Anonymous

    I love that the keyboardist looks a little like Freddie Mercury with a Hitler mustache.

  • Ned Raggett

    The Maels definitely do, for sure.

  • michaelpop

    @the rich girls are weeping: I’m pretty sure the Mozzer’s living in Spain now or something. Sold his house here a few years back.