Record producer and engineer Stephen Street — who worked on three albums by The Smiths before producing and co-writing Morrissey’s solo debut Viva Hate — will be the guest on this week’s episode of the “Sound Opinions” radio program, billed as “the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show.”
Street — pictured above with Morrissey during the recording of Viva Hate in 1987 — is expected to discuss his work with the Smiths (he engineered Meat is Murder and The Queen is Dead and co-produced Strangeways, Here We Come) and Moz, as well as the numerous hit Blur records he produced throughout the ’90s.
The show — hosted by Chicago music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis — premieres today and runs throughout the weekend on public radio stations across the country; by Monday morning, it also will be available here to stream online or download as a podcast.
If you don’t listen to “Sound Opinions” regularly, it’s worth going back and checking out this late-January episode that features Pixies frontman Black Francis and the show’s co-hosts delving into the recording of 1989’s Doolittle.
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- Morrissey’s ‘Bona Drag’ 20th anniversary reissue to feature 6 unreleased tracks
- Photo: Morrissey and Rick Astley backstage at the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ in 1989
- The Smiths Project: Janice Whaley recording covers of every Smiths song in 2010
- Audio: Demo of The Smiths’ ‘Paint a Vulgar Picture’ off ‘Strangeways’
- Milestones: The Smiths’ ‘Meat is Murder’ released 25 years ago today
- Smiths Indeed fanzine (1986-1989) to be reprinted in limited-edition, 100-set run
- ‘An Open Letter to Morrissey’: Publisher Faber & Faber pleads for Moz’s memoirs
- Alternate take of The Smiths’ ‘Girl Afraid’ surfaces on ‘Hatful of Hollow’ cassette
- Morrissey calls last 3 albums his ‘life’s peaks,’ apologizes for ‘Swords’