Fans lucky enough to pick up a copy of The Smiths’ Record Store Day vinyl have discovered an anti-trump message etched on its run-out groove.
The UK exclusive, limited edition 7-inch reads “Trump will kill America” on its run-out groove and has been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday. It’s no surprise considering Morrissey’s track history with mocking Donald Trump, who previously used a meme of the US president to announce his first tour date of 2017.
In article with Pitchfork Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz stated, “Inscribing political messages in the deadwax of records goes back to John & Yoko singles, where they often put messages to their fans there. I think “Just Like Starting Over” had a “One World, One People” message in the deadwax if I remember correctly. The Smiths’ RSD single is just a continuation of this slightly subversive way of getting a message out.”