SEE THE HYPE HERE
Read the hype…
"Transport yourself back to the 80s and Thatcher's Britain - you're walking into the local working mens club in the north of England. The Smiths are playing in the background as you take off your tweed scarf and loose overcoat and move through the social club, scouting for your friends.
You see them at the back of the social club - a blur of polo shirts, crew knits and baker boy hats. You see that all too familiar look on their faces as you get nearer...`Last one gets the round in' they shout…"
AND HERE'S THE REACTION...
From Salford People…
"Anyone walking down the street in Salford looking like that would get a good kicking!" Mike, Ordsall
"No-one wears dicky bows around here – not even the fucking students" Alan, Langworthy
"Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeruuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh" Jo, Kersal
"What a bunch of tw*ts" Sara, Eccles
From The Morrissey Solo Forum
"The biggest load of crap I've ever read, the most ignorant, dated and moronic view of the North in the 80's I've ever seen too…" Fergal 41
"Sounds like Mick and the Simply Red boys to me…" Bluebirds
"My god. This is why I believe this Country is doomed.
They have picked something they no doubt feel is 'gritty' and 'urban' and yet 'accessible'. I can picture the scene now...
"I know Tristan, what about the Salford Lads Club, my older Brother loves this band called, like Morrissey, or something, and like he is like, really Northern and stuff. He's been to this like amazing club in Salford. I dunno what tunes they play, probably Grimecore or like Urban Dance, or somethin, but like it'll be perfect to call this amazing range of Baker Boy hats, bow ties and other shit, like."
"OMG Lottie, thats amazing. Like, Soooo inspirational, Wheres the Salford lads club? Is it in London? Can we get on the guestlist? Does Katie Price go there? Amazing."
Oh fuck off. Nathan Barleyites. Bow frigging ties - whats that about? Forgive spelling. Feeling too nauseous to care." Stuheff
Feel free to add your own comments...
From Salford Lads Club - which has seen its famous sign changed to `Topman Lads Club'...
"It's great to know we're the coolest and most famous club in town!
We like Topman clothes, but is it cool of Topshop to use our name without asking us first? And we certainly don't think it's very cool of them to change our sign to "Topman Lads' Club".
We think it would be nicer if they were more like our favourite topman, Morrissey, who recently gave us a cool £20,000 towards our £1,000,000 appeal. After all, Salford Lads' Club is a registered charity with no guaranteed funding."