Link to Tweet posted by an anonymous person in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread (original post):
The relevant part of the above link if you don't want NME to get a 'click through':
2: Morrissey’s re-issue of ‘The Last Of The Famous International Playboys’ features an image of Mozza and you backstage at Top Of The Pops.But which artist were you a replacement for?
“I was a big Smiths fan through one of my older brothers. ‘Cos they were from Manchester, down the road from us, they made you think ‘It can happen on your own terms, taking no prisoners.’ So that was pretty crazy. But I remember the photograph. Somebody came into my dressing room and said: ‘Morrissey wants to have his photograph with you’. I’m like (Disbelieving ) ‘Fuck off!’. Sure enough, he came to my room and we had a photograph and boom, that was it. I have an ambition which people would probably want to smash something or even throw-up upon hearing. I want to play a gig – probably in Manchester – where we only play Smiths songs. That would be a special evening. But then I’d also like to own a bar in Italy on the beach and just sing Sinatra songs when I’m old and grey, so I do have these flights of fancy.”
Morrissey’s cancelled his umpteenth recent UK tour, so now’s the time….
“I’m in! I’ll do it!”
- "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" re-release sleeve shown on EMI website - Mar. 3, 2013