No Morrissey-inspired political rants today. He hasn’t said any nasty things in weeks. Just gonna point a few inoffensive, non-political reasons why he’s a hero. Because he’s one of the few men alive whose northbound hairline actually flatters him. And he looks good in a priest suit. Mostly because he made such an outstanding late-life comeback in the 2000′s, not just coasting on formula, but putting out a series of albums that fans hailed as new classics. First of the Gang to Die certainly has been embraced, both by hardcore fans and the wider world, being one of Morrissey’s biggest selling singles. It’s thought to be either a commentary on the rise of criminality or a tribute to his inexplicable popularity among greasers and cholos. Moz is beloved by modern psychobillys, probably thanks to his mid-nineties teddy boy phase, which I thought was thoroughly campy, but evidently the hardcore teds have taken him to heart for it. Interesting. Anyway, if you never thought of Morrissey as a fun guy, then here’s this song – fun, rocking, and all awash in black humor.