Me, 2005, rehearsing with my band Onofrio. That’s my friend John’s guitar, which I’m telling you despite the fact you can’t even see the giant Smiths sticker affixed to the instrument’s lower body. I blame that sticker for stifling my creativity and subsequently torpedoing any chances Onofrio had at success.
I remain steadfastly proud of Years of Refusal, which along with You Are the Quarry and Ringleader of the Tormentors are my life’s peaks. These three will allow me to die in peace. I am no longer in the thrall of anything that preceded them; the past is not me.”
– Morrissey, dissin’ his legacy with the Smiths