„But, ultimately, I don't have very cast iron opinions on black music other than black modern music which I detest. I detest Stevie Wonder. I think Diana Ross is awful. I hate all those records in the Top 40 - Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston. I think they're vile in the extreme. In essence this music doesn't say anything whatsoever.“

—  Morrissey

From "Home thoughts from abroad", article by Frank Owen, Melody Maker (27 Sep 1986)
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