The sheet music for Suedehead has been lost and Morrisey he must recover it to record the song and release what is (and will be) his first solo single. No, it’s not a parallel universe, it’s the plot of The Smiths Are Deada new text game for Commodore 64 dedicated to the historic British band.
The title is a clear reference to The Queen is Deadiconic album by The Smiths published in 1986. In fact, after the announcement of a solo album by the singer, in a historic article, NME wrote: “The Smiths Are Dead”. The story is in fact set in 1988, the year Suedehead was released.
What we know about The Smiths Are Dead game
The player takes on the role – and the glasses – of Morrisey in a desperate search for the lost song. To do this, the singer will have to solve puzzles by obtaining clues from various personalities who worked on the song. Between these Gail Colson (the artist’s manager), Geoff Travis (founder of Rough Trade), Stephen Street (producer of Viva Hate, Morrisey’s first solo album), Vini Reilly (guitarist) e Andrew Paresi (drummer).
The official description of the game reads:
“With The Smiths the bar has been raised and now, having to focus on my solo career, I will have to work hard to live up to it. I have to move and the first thing to do is talk to Gail Colson, my new manager. We’re about to start recording my first solo album and we need to catch up.”