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Morrissey: Born to be Wilde - interview part 2

Len Brown, New Musical Express, 20 February 1988

"I THINK that very strong intelligent artists should dictate practically everything, but they don't. If we talk about Tiffany and Belinda Carlisle and the whole influx of Debbie Gibsons we can quite easily be accused of giving too much attention to obviously untalented, obviously discountable people. But these people really are ruling the world of British popular music and I think it's a serious epidemic. The top 40 has never been as dank and depressing and non-musical as it is now.

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