Softcover, ca. 160 pages, 21 x 28 cm. Does not include postcards.
Condition: Near Fine
Said to be the best book on Morrissey and The Smiths and one of the greatest books ever printed of any band, before or after. Published in Japan in 1994, allegedly issued in only 500 copies, this beautifully designed and produced book – the front and back covers and flaps have the portraits of all members – covers The Smiths complete visual aesthetic with lots of brilliant early images.
One of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene, formed in Manchester in 1982 and only lasting for 5 years, The Smiths marked the end of synth-driven new wave and the beginning of the guitar rock that dominated English rock into the 90s. Definitely one of the most influential bands ever created.