Two articles (NME, Record Mirror) detailing Morrissey’s cameo on the Brookside spin off South. (Includes video link to the cameo)
“Morrissey interview by Len Brown: “Morrissey Gets It Off His Chest” / “Born To Be Wilde”. Photos by Eammon J. McCabe. Morrissey on cover. Topics: Smiths split, Johnny Marr, the 1985 legal problems with Rough Trade, the current chart thoughts, hip-hop and rap, The Primitives, his acting debut, success, Oscar Wilde, the South Bank Show, old age and politics. The issue also includes news about the new single “Suedehead”.”
Steve Sutherland gives “Strangeways, Here We Come” a negative review.
Len Brown gives a positive review of “Strangeways, Here We Come”
A negative review of “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
A positive review of “Girlfriend In A Coma”
An absolutely scathing review of “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Love Me”
NME’s second article on the split, this time reporting on possible replacements.
NME’s article reporting on the split of The Smiths
“Includes “Exile On Mainstream” an interview with Marr by Danny Kelly, and their best of 1986 poll results where The Smiths were voted best in most categories. Band on cover “The Smiths Caught Red-Handed”. Photographs by Lawrence Watson. Topics: Marr’s role within the Smiths, the American tour, signing with EMI, dance music, their audience, Andy Rourke’s short leave,etc.”