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“Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

July 4, 2018 Comments Off on “Morrissey chose it. Morrissey chose everything.” Northern Soul talks to photographer Stephen Wright

Neither of us intend it, I’m sure, but our conversation circles back time and again to a once-forgotten corner of Ordsall on a bitter December day in 1985.

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Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks to Northern Soul at Salford Lads Club

Archie Swift installed our oven when we came back to Manchester.

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England is Mine

Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Film Review: England is Mine, HOME, Manchester

Of the many and varied responses to the news that a Morrissey biopic was being made, probably the most salient can be summed up thus: “Oh no, please don’t encourage him”.

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Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr, Manchester Literature Festival

There’s a bit of armchair psychology which often gets trotted out on the subject of great musicians.

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An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

September 26, 2015 Comments Off on An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

‘Of course the same thing happened to Keats, you know.’

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Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

Of The Smiths’ many fine attributes, there’s one which sometimes tends to get overlooked: their strong sense of place.

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Still Ill by Billy Cowan

Still Ill: there is a light that never goes out

November 21, 2014 Comments Off on Still Ill: there is a light that never goes out

From Carol Ann Duffy to Karl Marx, Manchester as a muse has lit many a spark in the light bulb of big ideas, and many a sparkle on the great British bauble of words, pictures and music.

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Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester Apollo

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester Apollo

The Smiths formed in 1982. I was six, and only started listening to them in 1992 when my mate Liam did me a mix tape. Blew. My. Mind.

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Bigmouth Strikes Again

October 29, 2013 Comments Off on Bigmouth Strikes Again

Rejoice! A leading British publisher has brought us a book by a member of a great modern British band, someone who can write skilful, balanced prose which demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of his chosen field of home-grown pop, particularly the pre-Beatles era.

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There’s a club, if you’d like to go

September 11, 2013 Comments Off on There’s a club, if you’d like to go

He’s the former drummer with The Smiths, a Manchester DJ and lover of new music. Mike Joyce talks to Lucy McNamara

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