I would be very interest from someone from manchester or anyone who did visit manchester in the 70s who had been to these places or having strolled along and pass them by around the time to tell a bit more about it.
I wonder what he meant with it "being too heavy".
what was that like in manchester in the 70s, especially the "Canal Street area"
The Old Grapes. Just off Deansgate, near the Opera House. Last time I was in there, the walls were totally festooned with photo's of famous friends and acquaintances of Vera Duckworth. I thought the place was bobbins, to be honest.
I remember reading in some fanzine (back in the day) that Morrissey was often spotted at Camden's The Good Mixer, where Blur were also often seen. I wonder if this lead to the inspiration for Charmless Man. The viddy's quite funny.
I went there a couple of times in the mid-90s. It was kinda meh.
There's a pub called The Morrissey in Vancouver, Canada. "The Morrissey is in your network".
Stephane also said there was a Morrissey STEAKhouse in Montreal!
At the Move Festival, 2004, at Lancashire Cricket Club's Old Trafford ground, (a stone throws away from Kings Road) Morrissey asked if anyone was going to The Quadrant for a pint afterwards.
The Quadrant is a pub on the roundabout on Kings Road.
Morrissey was at the same college in Stretford around the same time as me. (I'm a year older than him.) The Quadrant was a big student pub at the time so the chances are that he used to frequent it, hence the remark.
I had many a pint of cider in there on hot afternoons when i should have been in lectures. Maybe he was in there too. Sadly i'll never know.