Boy Interrupted: Memoir of a Former Smith (Paperback) by Dale Hibbert
Dale Hibbert was a member of The Smiths during their formative years. He was privy to the hopes and dreams and bizarre ideas of young Morrissey and Johnny Marr. He is a fund of hitherto untold stories - how the Smiths were to be launched as a 'gay' band each of them bearing the stage name of a serial killer. There was also a plan to wear stage clothes based on American baseball teams. Dale helped shape the band's sound at his recording studio. He produced their first demo tape... On the cusp of The Smiths breakthrough Hibbert was replaced on bass by Andy Rourke. For the first time he reveals the full details of his sacking.