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Morrissey Comes Out! (For A Drink)

Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 18 May 1991

Shock! Horror! Girls throw themselves at his feet! Luridly manicured skinheads fling bouquets! Europe quivers beneath his majesty!

MORRISSEY talks to the NME!

As his tumultuous tour juggernaut hurtles toward Britain, the man who launched a thousand Angst letters waxes lyrical (natch) to an awestruck STUART MACONIE about adoration, boot boys, Smithology, rockabilly and patriotism. But not James Dean or that bloke in Electronic. He's "frighteningly happy" and working with "the best musicians" of his life. Gobsmacked at such David Icke-style revelations? Then read on…

Total word count of piece: 6500


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