Dig!: "“Morrissey was already unique”: remembering The Smiths’ live debut" (October 6, 2022)

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"At this embryonic stage, the band’s classic line-up hadn’t quite fallen into place. Frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr were still finding their way as a songwriting team, and bassist Andy Rourke was yet to enlist. Additionally, Mike Joyce had only been inducted into The Smiths a few weeks before the group’s live debut, but the drummer – who had cut his teeth playing with rudimentary punk outfits The Hoax and Belfast emigres Victim – was well aware that his new colleagues were light years ahead of any musicians he’d rubbed shoulders with."


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