He Does The Devil’s Work

He dabbles in black magic:

I try a bit of black magic, put curses on people, I make effigies. Its a very common practice – everyone does it. Really. There’s certain people who cross my path in a very vindictive way. I make them from an old washing up liquid tub and a bit of wool. I don’t stick pins through them, I’ve got another method…..I rub them violently.(Morrissey, 1988 Smash Hits yearbook)

Suddenly Morrissey was off, galloping into a monologue which became increasingly weird as it went on. He said he’d ‘never come face to face with human evil’ until he encountered the judge, John Weeks. He uses the name John Weeks like an incantation or a curse. (Lynn Barber, the Guardian, September 2002)


Irish cursing is best understood as an art, because it required knowledge, practice, wit, skill and composure. Intimidating, cathartic and virtuoso: cursing mingled gruesome yet poetic phrases with ostentatious rites, in the name of supernatural justice. It had many applications but was particularly valuable to Ireland’s marginalized people, fighting over food, religion, politics, land and family loyaltieshttps://academic.oup.com/past/article/247/1/113/5721469

His work foreshadowed the death of Princess Diana: https://dianamystery.com/

He was born under a bad sign: http://la-fontaine-de-mots.over-blog.com/2014/11/the-misfortune-of-being-born-under-a-saturn-opposition-morrissey.html

He is satanic: Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock and Roll, 1989: “Smiths: combine Satanic imagery “with an intelligence and poetic passion rarely found” in heavy metal” https://pitchfork.com/features/article/6216-for-whom-hells-bells-toll/