Tag Archives: Morrissey

1988 – Viva Hate – Morrissey

Perhaps it is better to quit whilst you’re ahead, but I was still pretty devastated when The Smiths split up in 1987. Fortunately I didn’t have to wait long before Morrissey burst back into the limelight in February 1988 with … Continue reading

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1986 – The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths

When we first started in the clubs I bought a Hondo II H1030 DC electric guitar from a music shop on Commercial Street in Rotherham but had decided that if I was ever going to sound like Johnny Marr I … Continue reading

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1984 – The Smiths

Pretty much everyone accepts that there is a North / South divide in some aspects of life. House prices are obviously massively different, as are the types of industry – we have some farms around here but I grew up … Continue reading

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1983 – This Charming Man – The Smiths

I could talk about having to move back in with mum and dad for a couple of months while the house we’d bought on a new estate in Swinton, Rotherham was being built. Plot 282 was for a three bedroomed … Continue reading

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