Morrissey mopey about new British single chart rules

    Last week when nobody was looking, Morrissey decided to post a message on true-to-you.net, complaining about how digital downloads are now counted on the single charts in the UK. Mozz was in fine form, as you can see by the quote below:
    “although our ‘In The Future When All’s Well’ was #6 in over-the-counter sales in the UK, once downloading sales were added we found ourselves marooned at #17. The same had happened with our previous single ‘The Youngest Was The Most Loved’ which was #3 in physical sales, yet not even in the top ten once downloads had been counted. No doubt these absurd new chart rules will change soon, and it’s worth remembering that they were introduced on the week that ‘You Have Killed Me’ entered at #3, so you can’t blame me for thinking that someone is out to dislodge me. The song that ended up at #1 wasn’t even buyable in any record shop at the time! A very fair system ….”
    So, in short, Morrissey is bitter that his fans are old and therefore scared of technology, as well as too lazy to make a trek out to the record store in droves. Surely these chart results can’t have anything to do with the fact that Ringleader of the Tormentors was kind of a dud, could it?
    Morrissey – Ringleader of the Tormentors (Prefix Review)