Van Morrison’s Fifty-Year-Old War on the Music Business

It takes a special kind of hate to write 31 songs for the sole purpose of torching your record label. Van Morrison has always hated the record industry. His catalogue, from a long and storied career – which has included stints with Polydor, Virgin, Blue Note, EMI, RCA, Caroline, Parrot, and long runs with Warner Brothers and Mercury – is sprinkled with songs complaining about the music business – “Drumshambo

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