Smash Hits’ 1985 Yearbook. Included is a 20 question questionnaire with Morrissey (Photo credit: Peter Ashworth). and an excerpt of Johnny Marr talking about his sunglasses. (Photo credit: Paul Slattery).
A list of “facts” and quotes about The Smiths, with some errors or exaggerations.
“Photo of Morrissey by Peter Anderson on cover. The issue includes their best of 1984 poll results where The Smiths were voted best group, Johnny Marr best instrumentalist and Morrissey/Marr best songwriters. The band, Morrissey or Marr are also listed at different positions in the ‘best new act’, ‘best male singer’, ‘best single’, ‘best album’, ‘best dressed sleeve’, ‘best dressed person’, ‘most wonderful human being’ and ‘creep of the year’ categories.” – PJLM
“”Sorrow’s Native Son”, a Morrissey interview by Antonella Black. Photo by Gavin Watson. Topics: happiness, love, fragility, celibacy, eroticism, sexuality.”
Morrissey talks about the writing of Hand In Glove. Lyrics at bottom of the page.
“”Yeahs and Yeuks” is a list of Morrissey’s Top 10 loved songs (“yeahs”) and Top 5 hated ones (“yeuks”).”
“Profiles of each member of the band (birthday, siblings, height, weight, favourite food, hobbies, favourite film, etc).”
“”Ein Kampfer fur Gerechtigkeit”, a brief interview with Morrissey by Margit Rietti conducted after the Brighton Dome gig in March 1985.”
“Morrissey cover. Includes interview with Morrissey “Dance With A Stranger” / “Shakespeare or Bacon?” by Antonella Black. Topics: reserve, childhood, being different, being a figurehead, sex life, cars, leather”
“”No Sex, No Drugs, No Rock ‘n’ Roll, And Definitely No Royalty” / “This Charming Man”. Morrissey on cover. Interview by Simon Garfield. Topics: tabloids, Band-Aid, being outspoken, the music industry, royalty, journalism, fashion, the Smiths.”