Harvest Records respond to items recently worn by Morrissey's band on-stage in Portugal
Morrissey‘s former record label Harvest have begun selling replica ‘Fuck Harvest’ T-shirts online after the singer’s band wore the same item on stage.
The former Smiths singer made his first live appearance since departing from label on Tuesday night (October 7) , backed by a band wearing T-shirts bearing the phrase ‘Fuck Harvest’. See below for an image from the gig.
However, the T-shirts have been taken in good humour by the label who are now selling replica versions on their website for fans to purchase. The T-shirts are available in red and black.
The ongoing feud between Morrissey and Harvest dates back to earlier this year when the label released Morrissey LP ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’.
In August, a statement issued on Morrissey fan site True To You read: “Both Morrissey and Morrissey’s lawyer are in possession of email correspondence from Steve Barnett (head of Capitol-Harvest Records), and also from Steve Barnett’s personal assistant, both of whom confirm that Capitol-Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey. No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’.”
A subsequent statement issued by the singer also suggested that the label had “botched” the release of the record, which still reached Number Two on the UK album charts upon its release in July.
Morrissey has yet to respond to Harvest’s decision to sell the T-shirts.