Morrissey is a big influence on 'emo' (as it is today, I don't mean the original 'emotional hardcore' or whatever).
If you listen to My Chemical Romance's 'Black Parade' album, you will hear a lot of Moz influence on there. Forget about the fashion and the gloomy stereotypes, if you listen to the music with an open mind you'll find a lot that's close to Moz.
in 83 the smiths were getting lumped in with the goths and even supported the sisters of mercy so i guess compaired to that things can only get better
Sisters of Mercy were cool as hell, not whiny little c***s like the Emotards.