I really like the Smiths upto and including Meat Is Murder, i like the over earnest twangy bass runs and Morrissey’s funny way with words, the Kirk Brandon quiffs and white socks. The drumming was a bit like my arse, especially on the Hatful compilation. After this era, apart from a few singles, they seemed to try a bit too hard and for me it all got a bit boring.
I don’t think Morrissey is a full shilling and Marr seems happy enough meeting his own heroes. Morrissey has done some ace solo singles.