Illness As Art

Morrissey photoraphed by Peter Ashworth

“But don’t forget the songs

That made you cry

And the songs that saved your life…”

Cover photo credit: Peter Ashworth

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The Times – 6 November 1999

“Interview by Michael Bracewell: “Heaven Knows I’m Not Miserable Now”. Topics: miserabilism, living in Los Angeles, racism accusations, the 1995 Outside tour with Bowie, the new tour. Photographs of inside Morrissey’s house in Los Angeles.” -PJLM

Melody Maker – 9 August 1997

“”Fighting Talk With The Godfather Of Indie” / “The Importance Of Being Morrissey”, part 1 of an interview by Jennifer Nine (part 2 October 14). Morrissey photos on the cover and inside by Pat Pope. Topics: being box office poison, crying, “Maladjusted”, computers and internet, getting older, court case, current musical artists.” -PJLM

The Times – 10 February 1995

“”This Charming Android”, interview by David Sinclair. Topics: the UK press, the racism allegations, the Boxers tour, his fans, etc.” -PJLM

NME – 24 June 1989

“”Johnny, Remember Me?”, a Johnny Marr interview by Dave Haslam. Topics: the split, collaborations, giving interviews, musical influences, journalism, Manchester.” – PJLM

Spin – June 1988

“”The Importance Of Being Earnest” / “Viva Morrissey”, a Morrissey interview by Len Brown (also appeared in 2/88 NME). Photos by Lawrence Watson and Anton Corbijn, including cover photo.” – PJLM

NME – 9 April 1988

“”The Mad Chatter”, a collection of Morrissey quotes from the pages of the NME. Topics: growing up, schooldays, being a Smith, clothes, love, celibacy, heroes, villains, power, pop, politics, etc.” – PJLM

Melody Maker – 12-19 March 1988

“”Songs Of Love And Hate”, Morrissey interview (part 1) by Simon Reynolds. Photos on covers and inside (include centrespread) by Anton Corbijn, Eammon J. McCabe and Paul Rider. Topics: Stephen Street and Vini Reilly, “Viva Hate”, the HMV label, Englishness, “Bengali In Platforms”, the 1970s, Smiths copyists, fame, early attempts at journalism, the Smiths split.” – PJLM

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