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Stewart Lee’s advice for his 16 year old self: don’t trust Morrissey - November 2019 The Big Issue - By Jane Graham - November 1st, 2019

At 16 I was doing a lot of reading, going to gigs, buying records, listening to the John Peel show. If it was still on I’d still be listening to John Peel now. Some of the things I heard on his show changed my life and still form the roots of everything I listen to…

The Smiths – I Know Its Over - April 2011 Mojo Magazine - By Stewart Lee - April 1st, 2011

I Know It’s Over is The Queen Is Dead’s first pause for breath. As usual, Morrissey’s mordant wit is mistaken, historically, for unmitigated misery. “Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head.” What an opening line! Remember all those classic blues and folk songs that billow forth from the point of view of…

Morrissey, Live - January 2008 The Sunday Times - By Stewart Lee - January 27th, 2008

Camden’s historic counter-cultural hotbed The Roundhouse reopened in 2006, with a concrete stack of bars, holding areas and walkways appended to its tubby body, like those glaringly modern visitor centres attached to prehistoric remains at World Heritage Sites. Crossing the metal bridge from the brightly lit 21st century annexe into the darkness of the 19th…

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