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1995

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

Details – December 1995

“”All Rise For The Prince Of Wails”, interview by Stuart Maconie which previously appeared in Q magazine. Many photos from different periods of Morrissey’s career, all taken by different people. Topics: “Southpaw Grammar”, fame, Los Angeles, Oasis, Prozac and depression.”

Les Inrockuptibles – September 1995

“Morrissey interview titled “Ma chienne de vie” (“My Bitch of a Life”) / “Finir Comme Orson Welles (“To End Like Orson Welles”) by Emmanuel Tellier and Christian Fevret. Photos by Eric Mulet. Topics: his career, his management, RCA, radio airplay, “Southpaw Grammar”, his last few albums, friendship and human relationships, violence, loyalty, depression. Also includes an article about an instore signing session in Paris with photos by Renaud Montfourny.”

Q – September 1995

“‘Morrissey on life, death & Anthea Turner’ / ‘Do You F*@kin Want Some?’, a Morrissey interview by Stuart Maconie. Photo on the cover and inside by Andy Earl. Topics: ‘Southpaw Grammar’, leaving EMI for RCA. being rich, current british music scene, Kurt Cobain, and many others.”

Rock Sound – May 1995

“Interview/article by Pierre Peronne, with photographs by Youri Lenquette and Dalle. Topics: Morrissey’s idols, the NME and accusations of racism, boxing, the legacy of The Smiths.”

Attitude – February 1995

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

Q – January 1995

“Morrissey interview as a questionnaire. Topics too numerous to list, but the answers are very interesting.”

1996

Rockin’ On – March 1996

“Morrissey interview by Erika Yamashita. Topics: the cancellation of the tour with Bowie, “Southpaw Grammar”, being an outsider, his recording methods, his self, England, music and its business, charity albums.”

A Chance to shine Issue #11 – December 1996

“Exclusive Morrissey interview in two parts, in issues 11 and 12, by Maria Paroussi (done in 1992). Topics: his lyrics, changes in his life, loneliness, Manchester, death of art forms, Britishness, success in America,”

1997

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

Vox – June 1997

“‘Music For The Wilted Generation’, Ian Fortnam tells the story of the Smiths by putting together articles and interviews of the band in the pages of the NME.”

L’indic – November 1997

“”Ma Prison Dorée”, a Morrissey interview by J.C. Panek. Photos by P. Mazzoni including cover. Topics: interviewing Morrissey, heores, solitude, press, his audience, happiness, record labels, internet.”

Melody Maker – 14 October 1997

**** Missing part 1
“”Shrink Wrap”, part 2 of the August interview by Jennifer Nine. Topics: heroes, friends, spite, sport, Kurt Cobain, music business, honesty, artists.”

The Big Issue – July 1997

“Morrissey interview. Topics: Los Angeles, living in England, the Mike Joyce court case and the judge’s damning verdict, being an outsider, and getting older.”

A Chance to Shine Issue #12 – April 1997

“Exclusive Morrissey interview in two parts, in issues 11 and 12, by Maria Paroussi (done in 1992). Topics: his lyrics, changes in his life, loneliness, Manchester, death of art forms, Britishness, success in America,”

1998

Uncut – August 1998

“Very lengthy, in-depth article analysing the supposed decline of Morrissey’s solo career, The Smiths’ split, and other related topics.”

1999

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

The Big Issue – September 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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