Slow Moving Millie has revealed that members of The Smiths have been very positive about her cover of ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’, which is the soundtrack to a TV ad campaign this Christmas.
The singer – real name Amelia Warner – revealed that Morrissey has said her version is “delightful”, while guitarist Johnny Marr “thinks it’s great”.
However, Warner admitted that she has received a backlash from fans of the indie legends online. She said: “I’ve had a few people being furious at me on Twitter, saying, ‘How dare you?’ But I haven’t done anything to the original. I think you’ll find it still exists.”
Johnny Marr took to Twitter to respond to fans who had expressed surprise and disappointment that a cover of song had featured in the department store’s recent Christmas advertisements by claiming that its legacy had not been “sullied”.
He said: “Writing ‘Please Please…’ one Friday in 1984 is one of the best memories of my life. This ad has not sullied that memory one bit.”
by Wallace McTavish