Boz, Morrissey, Cathal Smyth photo posted by Lyn Boorer / Facebook

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(Cathal Smyth)

Now the subject of a Central post:

The Telegraph: "Stephen Street on falling out with Morrissey, the Britpop wars and getting Pete Doherty to behave" (December 15, 2020)

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Reproduced in full as it's a gated article.

"The veteran British record producer has dealt with some of British music’s most notorious characters. How did he make their albums?

Stephen Street must have the patience of a saint. Over the last 35 years, he has become the go-to producer for some of music’s most demanding, damaged and downright difficult stars, coaxing career-defining albums from The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries and Pete Doherty. He has never headlined Wembley or been stopped in the street by fans, but you almost certainly own one of his records.

“I don’t take any nonsense,” he says, speaking (via Zoom) from a home office piled high with CDs and cassettes. “We’re in the studio to do a job. It’s the artist’s money we’re spending and we have to deliver as good a record as possible.”

Straight-talking and considered, the 60-year old Londoner owes his career to this same sensible streak. He turned to music production in the early 1980s after realising that his...

Stephen Street on Morrissey (Mojo 327, February 2021)

"Please, Please, Please..." used in Telus commercial (Canada, Dream Academy version)

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GK writes:

The Dream Academy's instrumental of Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want is being used in Telus commercial in Canada

Morrissey Central Unsung (December 11, 2020)

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December 11, 2020

" Mavis Nicholson is, or was - or is still the best television interviewer from these isles. She broadcast the most
compelling TV interviews with James Baldwin, Kenneth Williams, Bette Davis, Nina Simone, Germaine Greer,
David Bowie … but somehow had only an afternoon transmission - never evening, unlike most of the traditionally sexist
male interviewers. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by her in, I think 1991, when she came to visit me with a
small crew of technicians. I was so much in awe of Mavis … her humanity, her ease, her intellect … that I typically
completely messed it all up. I didn't think I was ready for such an important interview … I didn't think I was "me" yet,
and I rattled on so much about self-destruction and the inevitability of suicide that I later asked Mavis not...

Morrissey Central “THE QUEEN IS DEAD“, “WHEN THE BEGINNING ENDS“ (December 11, 2020)

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Barbara Windsor, RIP.



Central noticed Babs was gone quickly. "The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" via Smiths Official FB (December 9, 2020)

Tyler The Creator's fashion brand has a "Pen is mightier than the sword" t-shirt (Winter 2020)

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Tyler The Creator's fashion brand has a "Pen is mightier than the sword" t-shirt in the preview for their next drop (Winter 2020 preview)

Appears to be from the 1991 Kevin Cummins photo shoot:

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