“A Morrissey and Johnny Marr interview by Rob Graham. Topics: first touches of fame, the music scene, money, Morrissey himself and Johnny talks guitars.”
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”.
“An interview by Bill Black. Very nice photos of The Smiths by Paul Slattery on cover and inside. Topics: the Smiths’ aims, the formation of the band, the current music scene, the sixties influence, Manchester, lyrics.”
The Smiths reviewed by Graham K Smith
“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.”
Short interview with Morrissey and Johnny Marr, in which they discuss chart success, Morrissey’s lyrics, and the then-upcoming debut LP.
From the 17 June 1974 issue of NME, a letter is written by young Morrissey praising “Kimono My House”.
Paul Morley reviews The Nosebleeds, now fronted by some “Steve Morrisson”.
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”
Review by Frank Worrall of The Smiths’ Hacienda gig on 24 November 1983.