The stunning, surprising debut from the Smiths confirmed that from the beginning they were a band out to disrupt rock & roll as much as they embraced it. Such a strange but key tension can be summed up as the difference between Johnny Marr's inspired fusion of musical strains, everything from brisk English folk to glam stomp and punk energy, and Morrissey's unsettling explosion of the macho rock-singer ideal. "Hand in Glove" drew battle lines from the get go as a result, and did so with true style and skill intact. The sparkling music, relying on Marr's careful overdubbing of acoustic and electric guitars both, gained further polite heft from the spare but effective rhythm work of bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. The latter especially shone, adding a smacking wallop to the proceedings with the simplest of hits. Morrissey, meanwhile, commandeered all this to deliver his wounded lyric about looking for love somewhere, anywhere, under the hateful gaze of society, sung in his immediately identifiable, strained and haunted voice, desperately looking for answers and not finding them.