Bollocks. Moz has no label he can be fired from, and a direct and unfiltered line to us through his site. If its unpublished it's either because he's slandering people (not inconceivable knowing his past form), or he doesn't want it to be.
For me at least, the rot was nothing to do with the albums, but to do with the "All The Band Must Wear Outfits I Pick" era, and the lack of touring around Southpaw/Maladjusted in Europe (i.e. you either see him supporting Bowie, or you go to London). Though for me, the real dissent came around...
Someone needs to shoot Moz with a reality gun. A one sided Record Store Day 10" of three songs he thought weren't good enough to stick out at the time is never going to get radio play 25 years after they were recorded.
Neither of them need it or want it. If someone offered me an enormous amount of money to be close to someone I split up with 30 years ago, I'd have to be broke and facing ruin to even consider it, and even then I probably wouldn't.
Ha ha. No. Johnny joined The The in 1988 after Matt had written almost all of "Mind Bomb", and again, by 1992 when they were recording "Dusk", Johnny was spending all his time in Electronic during the writing period.
The way I read the The The book was that Marr would've gone to The The if RT hadn't taken up The Smiths demo tape. According to Marr, he agreed to join if he could get to London. I quoted Marr's exact words up the page.
I just dipped into Marr's book - and the The The biography - and it looks that Marr was asked before he met Morrissey in 1982 when Matt Johnson was up in Manchester. Marr said "If I can move to London, I'm in." (p113, Marr)
The next time Marr was in London, it was with The Smiths demo tape that...