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A Lost World: Morrissey: Maladjusted (Island) ***

Bob Stanley, Uncut, September 1997

WHEN I WAS first introduced to the grimy world of record fairs at the start of the Eighties, the places were almost entirely populated by ageing Teddy Boys. The hair was still black and Brylcreemed, but the passing years had rarely been kind and, like a squadron of Frank Worthingtons, they were all valiantly trying to maintain a quiff with no visible means of support.

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