Moby says X Factor de-bases and cheapens music

by Lisa McGarry


Singer-songwriter Moby has blasted ITV’s X Factor and Simon Cowell all in one fell swoop.

In an interview to be broadcast on tonight’s Live From Studio Five, Moby claimed that the ITV reality TV show cheapens music and that he doesn’t understand Simon Cowell’s greed.

He said:

“I think shows like that are awful. I have no interest in it at all. I think it de-bases music and cheapens everything that I care about. I think that some great talent has come from that but the musicians who I love are the ones who write their own songs. If you look at someone like Joe Strummer or John Lennon, when you heard their music you knew that they wrote it and they cared about it, they’re the ones who decided how they were going to sound and what they were going to look like so the more disposable ‘Top 40’ side of things I think if it makes someone happy then God bless them but I have no interest in it.”

On Simon Cowell Moby stated:

“He’s probably a very smart business man but I don’t understand when people get to be exceptionally wealthy – why do you want more? Who wakes up when they’re worth £120 million and says “I’m unhappy today but if only I had an extra £2 million!”

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!