"The local music scene is the sole preserve of
troglodytes whose regard for subtlety and variation is comparable to a pig's
passion for the slaughterhouse... In case I haven't made myself clear, it
wasn't very good."
Gill’s unauthorised account of The Smiths’ frontman’s early years finds a young
Morrissey hunched over a typewriter, writing scathing reviews for the NME.
Trying to find his place in a world that won’t listen, and feeling dejected in
his humdrum job at the local tax office, the writer turns to performing in punk
band the Nosebleeds before meeting the final line-up that would become the
seminal band. The soundtrack boasts the inspirations that shaped Morrissey’s
lyrical and musical style, and Jack Lowden (War
& Peace, ’71) perfectly
captures both the self-mocking vulnerability and biting wit wrapped up in the teenager