Published on January 29th, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
A Touching Story About Vini Reilly, Member of the Durutti Column and a Guitarist for Morrissey
I wasn’t aware of all the strokes that took away Vini Reilly’s ability to play guitar. This is from Julie Hamill’s blog:
The Durutti Column was the first signing to Factory records in 1978 and released no less than thirty-seven albums, becoming known for a precise, gentle and melancholic guitar sound. This sound came to the attention of Stephen Street who, in 1988, enlisted Reilly to play on Morrissey’s debut solo album. Vini recalls this time with great fondness; and cites Morrissey and Andrew Paresi as dear friends. He regrets his inaccurate and untrue comments he made towards Stephen Street, and is keen to set the record straight that comments he made were due to ill health: ‘I was suffering from displaced anger. This is where you’re very angry with yourself and you don’t understand, you just shout at people you really care about’.
Keep going. It’s very good. Thanks to Fouad for the link.