- 30 Oct 13
Stephen Street has criticised Morrissey for some of the personal attacks mounted in his Penguin Classic.
“People have often asked me, ‘Do you think The Smiths will ever reform’,” says the producer. “I always thought it unlikely. Having read ¾ of Morrissey’s book I would now say there’s not a hope in hell. Honestly, I am amazed at some of the character assassinations and jibes at certain people’s appearances in the book. People might say, ‘Well, you got off lightly’, and I agree I did but I don’t enjoy seeing other people who contributed to the success of the band and his solo career being put down in such a bitchy matter. What does it achieve?”
A sentiment no doubt echoed by Street’s old Rough Trade associate Geoff Travis who comes in for some of Steven Patrick’s sharpest tongue-lashing.