“Pop Music Special” – Morrissey gives an interview to The Advocate about celibacy, sex, sexuality, gay musicians, role models, growing up. The interview is included with an assessment of out gay musicians at the time.
“”Personal File”, Johnny Marr fills in a questionnaire.”
“”The hits and myths of The Smiths”. Very short early interview with Morrissey and Johnny by Jon Savage. Nice colour photograph of the band by Eric Watson.”
“”Oscar! Oscar! Great Britain Goes Wilde For The 4th-Gender Smiths”, a Morrissey interview by James Henke. This is the first interview to be published in the United States. It also is the controversial one which started with Henke claiming that Morrissey was gay. It prompted one of the first negative reaction by Morrissey to journalists. Other topics: his unhappy childhood, James Dean, Oscar Wilde, Margaret Thatcher.”
“Morrissey reviews the singles”
“Johnny Marr interview titled “The smiths talk sex, celibacy, spots, glands”, conducted by Simon Mills. Many topics, including The Thompson Twins, his guitar style, money, fans, personal grooming, Sade, Sandie Shaw, and homosexuality. Photograph by Eugene Adebari.”
“Brief article about Sandie Shaw’s collaboration with The Smiths, with Morrissey/Sandie fashion shoot pin-up.”
“Intimate Details”. A short Morrissey questionnaire.
“Hand In Glove”. Another article (with quotes) on the collaboration between Sandie Shaw and The Smiths.
“Please kiss me under the mistletoe.” A parody piece on The Smiths in the Christmas/New Year edition of NME