It was meant as the non-arena show: Earlier this year, Morrissey
chose to play the intimate, 1,800-seat auditorium of Hollywood High School after
selling out the Staples Center the night before. Most of 25 Live was shot at the smaller venue, where the singer whose songs
have affected his
Some have dismissed the Smiths as merely glum, but that would not do justice to the band's sly irony and ignores the feeble ray of hope that lit most of their songs. It's also a sign that their worst critics weren't really listening. The reissue of all four studio...