“It represents the band to me. On the front you’ve got four guys who look like, if not the band, then Smiths fans. On the back you’ve got the female side of it - individually they really look like the Smiths: Morrissey on the far right, me on the second right, Andy on the second left and Mike on the far left. To find a picture like that is really clever. We didn’t discuss it, but I understood.”
– Johnny Marr
Morrissey’s original choice of sleeve photo for ‘The headmaster ritual’: Terence Stamp being caned by Laurence Olivier in Term of Trial. Unfortunately, Olivier didn’t consent to the use of the photo in time for the single’s release.
For the Anon who requested it the other day: Smiths fan wearing a home-made ‘Hatful of hollow’ denim jacket, outside Manchester’s Southern Cemetery.
This night has opened my eyes (unreleased studio recording)
The Smiths - “This night has opened my eyes” (unreleased studio recording)