Oh you handsome devil…

The astute and educated observer will have noticed that my work and this blog is littered with references to The Smiths. They were the first band I ever fell in love with and, unlike most teenage love affairs, this one has never waned. If you have never understood the appeal, this sums it up better than I ever could:

“Morrissey displayed an almost supernatural ability to tap into the teenage psyche: not the fizzy surface of marketing and mainstream pop culture, but the muck and dirt. His witty, allusive lyrics – sometimes literary, sometimes extremely blunt – deep-mined the less palatable sides of adolescence.
It’s all there: sexual and social confusion, vulnerability and violence, alienation and loneliness, the oscillation between feeling abject and worthless and wanting to take over the world, the fantasies of power and revenge.”

(Taken from a Guardian article, you can read it all here)

Morrissey tattoo

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