Certainly Morrissey knew what he was getting into on the Colbert Report, but he couldn’t have known how relentless Stephen Colbert would be. Last night, the notoriously cranky Moz was peppered with questions that hit every one of his hot buttons: the Royal Family, the Queen, vegetarianism, The Smiths.
It’s an utterly hilarious interview, equally satisfying because of Colbert’s fearlessness and Morrissey’s ever so slightly bitter bemusement. Watch:
For his musical number on the broadcast, Morrissey went with his not-so-vaguely political lament “People Are The Same Everywhere”:
For the web exclusive tune, Morrissey chose the first single from his last album, “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”:
Meanwhile, Morrissey continues his North American tour, with the first of three sold-out dates in New York City tonight at Radio City Music Hall.