The Underground (Fanzine) Issue #2, 1983

Issue no 2 of this fanzine which was put together by Flatmates guitarist and Subway boss Martin Whitehead features an interview with Morrissey and Marr. Co-interviewer: Dave Moral. Topics: signing with independent label Rough Trade instead of a major, being an independent band, ambitions, songwriting, music, its powers and its impending death, the greatness of the Smiths, media accusations of condoning child molesting, “Handsome Devil”.

Debris Issue #2 – November 1983

“Morrissey interview by Dave Haslam. Topics: the very first single bought, being part of pop music tradition, musical heroes, favourite films, writing lyrics, fame, being interviewed, flowers, Rough Trade, the New York mix of “This Charming Man”, ‘the cult of the beautiful’, “Handsome Devil” and sexual segregation, the perfect night ‘in’, the future.”

I Want A Boy For My Birthday

Former Smiths bassist Dale Hibbert has released the long sought after full version of “I Want A Boy For My Birthday”, the earliest known surviving Smiths recording, recorded by Morrissey and Marr during some attic practices. A sample clip was originally uploaded to the internet in the late 90s, and after all these years, HibbertContinue reading “I Want A Boy For My Birthday”