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The Last Of England: Morrissey: Viva Hate (HMV)

David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 19 March 1988

FOR TOO LONG, a faction around here feels, the fey, blithe Morrissey has been allowed to saunter through pop history unchecked, fawned upon even — and it was about time some of the chaps got together to administer a tarring, a feathering, and deposit him in the nearest ditch.

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