Morrissey’s ‘Viva Hate’ Turns 30

: How His Solo Debut Predicted His Post-Smiths Career

‘Viva Hate’ captures the uncertain first steps of an unlikely pop star who’d only formed The Smiths because Johnny Marr knocked on his door one day and coaxed him out of his bedroom.

billboard.com: Morrissey’s ‘Viva Hate’ Turns 30: How His Solo Debut Predicted His Post-Smiths Career