Morrissey has written a scathing response to the death of Margret Thatcher, the UK's first female Prime Minister whose reign fuelled the influential British music scene of the '70s and '80s.
Lady Thatcher died of a stroke yesterday after years of ill health. She was the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century. While many claim she was a great leader, many musicians hated her for apparently making life hard for poorer people.
"Every move she made was charged by negativity," writes Morrissey in a post for the Daily Beast. "Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already ... Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity."
Meanwhile, a campaign is running to get the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" from "The Wizard Of Oz" movie to No. 1 in the UK charts as a political statement, according to NME.
The page started in 2007, presumably because Thatcher's ill health suggested she could die at any moment. It suggests that people buy the Ella Fitzgerald version of the song, as the movie version is too short to qualify for the UK charts.
Do you think the state of music would be different if Thatcher hadn't inspired a generation of British musicians to take an interest in politics? Share your opinions and theories in the comments.