Thanks so much @Famous when dead
... I might have read it in 1998 but honestly don't recall. Nevertheless a very enjoyable and enlightening read. In fact, it's difficult not to think that it could have been written now. So much seems the same or worse... no record contract, managers coming and going, etc. But again, one of the most informative Morrissey articles I've read.
Uncut used to have some quite good stuff, The thing is now, music isn't really as valued as it once was.
Thus, music magazines also aren't taken as seriously. This means you don't really get articles like this anymore, at least not often. Its a shame
I think we had quite a good music press, in the UK, compared to America anyway, their printed music magazines were mostly awful.
I made a similar point, re managers,etc. I think the fact, he is back where he was in 98 or so, shows he's a man who learns nothing from his own history or just isn't able to adapt Joe Slee made some very good points., which validates some of the things some of us have been saying regarding M's ways (during this spat with Marr)
Maybe its where I am unwell at the moment, but the interview was a bit upsetting, M's inability to change, Like the person said, I wanted M to be able to chill out, find a partner and be happy.
Also, it really is scary how time moves on, relentless and uncaring, moving forward wreaking havoc like a Russian convoy.
To me 1998 seems like a few years ago, when really it was 24 years ago. I think I was nearly 24 at the time when I read it. Its depressing.
Its a testament to how much M has helped and means to some of us, that 24 years later here we are.
I think Grant is dead now, isn't he?
Its true what Jake said, in 98 they were still friends. They hate each other now, but they were friends. Its also true about, Men going to his house in Camden.