"Does the body rule the mind, / or does the mind rule the body?/ I dunno -"
'Still Ill', The Smiths, 1983
"I fucking hate Morrissey - he's a cunt - but the music is great. I do like Morrissey's words; who wouldn't? He's a tortured genius, but that still makes him a genius -"
Peter Hook, bassist i Joy Division/ New Order
I midten af 1970'erne var den nordengelske by Manchester ikke stort set andet end et forhenværende industricenter på skideren...