I'm sorry if it's going to sound trite, but where would Morrissey be if it wasn't for Johnny?
I'm not trying to undermine his immense talent, but we do have to admit that The Smiths were a collective effort, and - although his contribution in equal measure - more than just Morrissey.
Also interesting how quickly - automatically almost - people go from discussing women professionally to personal attacks condemning their sexuality as soon as some controversy arises.
Thanks, that’s an interesting way to look at it.
I definitely agree that his lyrics are the best way to get to know him, but not so sure about the image thing - I’ve never felt that it is contrived, or ‘untrue’ in any way. Slightly exaggerated - sure (that’s why people remember him after all) -...
I am almost certain it has been discussed before, but I still have a lot of questions.
A few pages into Morrissey's autobiography, I discover that his father wasn't that horrible after all (they were apparently quite close when he was younger), and that his overall childhood was quite happy...
I have to agree.
It's only recently that I've discovered the latter, and I like Treat Me Like a Human Being too. Both go well with the overall Viva Hate style and sound very reminiscent of his earlier years (in a good way).