“”Songs Of Love And Hate”, Morrissey interview (part 1) by Simon Reynolds. Photos on covers and inside (include centrespread) by Anton Corbijn, Eammon J. McCabe and Paul Rider. Topics: Stephen Street and Vini Reilly, “Viva Hate”, the HMV label, Englishness, “Bengali In Platforms”, the 1970s, Smiths copyists, fame, early attempts at journalism, the Smiths split.” – PJLM
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“”Shrink Wrap”, part 2 of the August interview by Jennifer Nine. Topics: heroes, friends, spite, sport, Kurt Cobain, music business, honesty, artists.”
Article on the March 15 signing session at HMV in London
“Special 20-page supplement dedicated to The Smiths as part of a series on ’80s bands. Includes an extensive overview of the band’s history, a couple of pages about pre-Smiths Morrissey,a discography, and many quotes.”
David Stubbs gives a mixed review of Viva Hate, specifically mentioning Bengali In Platforms
The first Morrissey solo show, and unofficial Smiths farewell concert. Included in this post is a link to the leaked footage, and 3 reviews of the historic event.
Steve Sutherland at it again with another negative review, this time for “The World Won’t Listen”
Melody Maker reports on The Smiths’ officially splitting up.
Melody Maker reporting on Marr leaving
“Morrissey interview by Gary Leboff “Goodbye Cruel World” / “How Soon Is Now?”. Topics: “Strangeways Here We Come”, signing to EMI, writing, fame, disability chic, the Smiths’ position.”