Saturday, September 12, 2009

Panic in the streets...

A story circulated as the basis for the song is that days before recording the song, Marr and Morrissey were listening to the radio when a news report announced the Chernobyl disaster.

Right after the report, the DJ played the song "I'm your man" by Wham .

Morrisey found himself saying, 'What the fuck does this got to do with people's lives?'".

"We hear about Chernobyl, then, seconds later, we're expected to jump around to 'I'm Your Man'".

The band even comissioned a t-shirt featuring Wright's portrait and the phrase "Hang the DJ!"