Monthly Archives: July 2012

‘The Queen Is Dead’ review – NZ Listener

This review by Imogen de la Bere originally appeared in the May 2, 1987 issue of the New Zealand Listener.

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‘T-Zers’ news item – NME

Brief report in New Musical Express (September 3, 1983) on the ‘Handsome Devil’ scandal.

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Reader’s letter – Smash Hits

‘Smiths Admirer’ writes to Smash Hits asking about those messages scratched into the run-out grooves of Smiths records…

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Isolation – Q Special Issue

This article by Nick Kent originally appeared in the Q special issue Morrissey & The Story Of Manchester. Kent describes his time in (and out!) of the Smiths’ inner circle.  

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News item (Johnny quits The Smiths) – Christchurch Star

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‘Bitz’ news item – Smash Hits

Short news item reporting Andy Rourke’s departure from The Smiths, and the release of the ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ single.

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‘Meat Is Murder’ tour advert (first UK leg)

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Bouyant – Q

Peter Kane reviews the compilation ‘Best 2’ in Q (December 1992).

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The Band With The Thorn In Its Side – The Face

Nick Kent’s second Smiths feature in The Face (April 1987).       

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‘Ello ‘Andsome! – Mojo

Heavy with source! Mat Snow takes an in-depth look at the writing and recording of ‘This Charming Man’. This item appeared as part of Mojo’s ‘Indie Top 50’ feature (March 2008 issue); and ‘This Charming Man’ is listed at #1.    

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