With all the news around the release of TALES OF THE SMITHS, I haven't had time to thank SI WOLSTENCROFT @FunkySi63 for writing an incredible foreward for the graphic biography. If you want to dig into The Smiths' prehistory, you can definitely start from Si's gripping memoir, YOU CAN DRUM BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE (now in it's third edition).
Si has lived an incredible life, to say the least: he was a member of The Patrol, an early incarnation of The Stone Roses, with childhood friends Ian Brown and John Squire, he then formed Freak Party with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke, which a year later became the backbone of The Smiths. He left The Smiths early on, but soon after became The Fall's longest serving drummer, from 1986 to 1997. In the '90s he reunited with Ian Brown, performing and co-writing on his Golden Greats album.
Si, many, many thanks once more! Keep up the amazing work!