While not truly fitting the definition of what we modern day music lovers consider "alternative rock," Morrissey in his prime was one of the defining cultural icons of his day, arguably one of the forerunners of new age indie-rock, and a refreshing taste of music in a somewhat stagnant era. And of course, he fits an early description of what would later become alternative music evolving from the hard and fast times of the 1980s.
After releasing his memoir, Morrissey, on Penguin Classic, the old singer came forward with a statement that he was indeed not a homosexual. "In technical fact, I am humasexual." he stated. "I am attracted to humans. But, of course...not many."
The memoir features passages about his past relationships with men, and the artist believed it to be a good point to clarify what it all meant in the grand scheme of things.
Of course, in the ever-changing world that we live in- with LGBTQ gaining ground for acceptance, and more people identifying themselves the way he would; that is to say without labels, and subscribing to the social need to be identified in terms of sexuality; Morrissey may find backlash at his comments, and in some cases well met acceptance.
Today, we in NJ give him a hat tip for his honesty, and like others, begin to flock straight to the shelves to pick up a copy, and delve deeper into the life of one of the finer artists of our day.