One of the best online radio shows is "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on LA's KCRW. Morrissey was the guest on August 29th and yes, bugger, I missed it live. But here's the good news. You can listen to the interview Here. LINK
Here are His Majesty's recommendations:
1. The Courteenas - A new Manchester Band
2. The Buzzcocks "You Say You Don't Love Me" (boy, do I relate)
3. Sparks - who "crashed" into Morrissey's life when he was only 14 - the single "Moon Over Kentucky"
4. The Cockney Rejects "The Greatest Cockney Ripoff"
5. The New York Dolls - "There's Gonna Be A Showdown".
"If you've ever seen footage of Steve Jones he's completely mimicking Johnny Thunders"
6. Jobriath - "Morning Starship"
7. The Single by Mr Bloe, "Groovin"
8. Noel Coward, 1940's England, "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner"
And as Morrissey says, Noel Coward is simply an amazing lyricist.
And by the way, Morrissey mentions that his first single he purchased was Marianne Faithful - "Come and Stay With Me".