During his first live BBC session in five years, Morrissey claimed that the recent UKIP leadership election was "rigged" and declared his support for an independent Catalonia, while debuting tracks from his forthcoming album Low In High School.
Described by a fan, outside this week's first 6 Music Live gig, as "one of the last great British icons" (scroll down), the 58-year-old opened today's matinee performance with a whimper - and a half-decent pun to be fair - at the corporation's Maida Vale studios in London.
"Hello. It’s the crack of noon" he quipped.
"I've been Maida-vailble. And that’s it..." Boom Boom.
He then launched into You Have Killed Me from 2006 album Ringleader of the Tormentors, to begin a 14-song set that drew largely on new tracks from his 11th studio LP, which hits the shops and streams on 17 November.
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PH Tadeo Jones