In an exclusive interview with Johnny Marr, former Smiths guitarrist discussed his casual past:
"When The Smiths started I thought football was bullshit in the early 80's myself, but the casual thing, yes I was out doing that on stage because the casuals before that ... they were called the Perry Boys and that was very much a part of me and my friends, and I tried to bring that into what I was doing with The Smiths in terms of ideology and obviously to do with the clothes but you know, this is one of the things that maybe I want to address when I write this book I'm gonna do next year, explain the relationship between my life in music and my life in not just football, but street culture because I think you can be an artist and be from the street and you can be an artist an be working class and this was one of
the great things about what pop culture used to be. I don't know if pop culture is the same now, I guess it still is."
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In case you missed it, read our exclusive interview with Johnny Marr.