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The Smiths: Dreamer In The Real World

Nick Kent, Face, The, May 1985

To his father, he was a "complete fruitcake," to his contemporaries "the village idiot". Yet in the treacherous image-bloated clone-zone of pop, his is the voice that speaks out against a tide of rabid conformity. But what if all Morrissey's candour merely hides his own insecurity and doubt?

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