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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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

NME – 5 March 1988

“Tim Broad and Morrissey talk about the video for “Suedehead” and Morrissey responds to the story in the Daily Mirror titled “Morrissey Sits On James Dean’s Grave.”” – PJLM

NME – 8 March 1986

“Includes their best of 1985 poll results where The Smiths were voted best group, Morrissey best singer, best haircut and best dressed person, “Meat Is Murder” album of the year, Morrissey/Marr best songwriters. The band, Morrissey or Marr are also listed at different positions in the ‘best single’, ‘best live act’, ‘best dressed sleeve’, ‘most wonderful human being’, ‘best haircut’, ‘best video’, ‘worst dressed person’ and ‘biggest mouth’ categories.” – PJLM

NME – 23 February 1985

“Photo of Morrissey by Peter Anderson on cover. The issue includes their best of 1984 poll results where The Smiths were voted best group, Johnny Marr best instrumentalist and Morrissey/Marr best songwriters. The band, Morrissey or Marr are also listed at different positions in the ‘best new act’, ‘best male singer’, ‘best single’, ‘best album’, ‘best dressed sleeve’, ‘best dressed person’, ‘most wonderful human being’ and ‘creep of the year’ categories.” – PJLM

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