Illness As Art

“But don’t forget the songs

That made you cry

And the songs that saved your life…”

Recently Added:

Q – February 2001

“Contains an article titled “31 January 1984 – 20 March 1984: The Smiths’ First UK Tour” by Johnny Rogan, Mick Middles and John Robertson. Includes accounts by Johnny Marr, Geoff Travis, and Sandie Shaw to name a few.”

Uncut – November 2000

“”To kill a mocking bird”. Classic albums revisited: article by Simon Goddard about “Your Arsenal”. Photographs by Kevin Cummins and Mick Hutson (uncredited).”

Mojo – March 2000

“”Time Machine – The Smiths Smash Top 3”, flashback story by Andrew Perry to March 1984. The recording of “What Difference Does It Make?” with John Porter and Mike Joyce on the making of the cover artwork of the debut album.”

The Big Issue – November 1999

“Interview by Sean Smith: “Hello Gucci”. Topics: the royalties lawsuit, living in Los Angeles, sexual orientation, being without a record deal, touring. The Northern UK edition was slightly different and titled “A Greek Tragedy?” on the cover and “This Charming Man” inside.”

Uncut – April 1999

“Electronic interview where Marr talks a lot about The Smiths. Electronic on cover: “The Agony And The Ecstasy / Johnny Marr On The Secret History Of The Smiths”. Inside: “Getting Away With It”. Photos (many previously printed elsewhere) by Tom Sheehan, Kevin Cummins, Retna, Andrew Catlin, Ebet Roberts.”


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