Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance

Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127829

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance is among the most successful – and controversial – rock biographies ever published. Having denounced the book and called for the death of its author Johnny Rogan, Morrissey later did a U-turn and cited it as evidence in the royalty-related court case brought by Smiths drummer Mike Joyce.Now, 20 years after it was first published, Rogan has returned to his definitive Smiths biography to produce a completely revised edition based on new information and new interviews to add to the almost 100 initially conducted over a four-year period. Widely acclaimed as one rock’s leading writers, Johnny Rogan now brings yet more insight and analysis to his best-selling book that revealed, for the first time, the true and unsanitised story of The Smiths – the most important group of their generation.

Morrissey

Fandom, Representations and Identities

Author: Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,Martin Power

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504173

Category: Music

Page: 342

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"Known for his outspoken and often controversial views on class, ethnicity and sexuality, Morrissey has remained an anti-establishment figure who continues to provoke argument, debate and devotion amongst critics and his many fans. Focusing exclusively on Morrissey's solo career, the collected essays in this important book make for a rich reading of Morrissey and his highly influential creative output."--P. [4] of cover.

Morrissey FAQ

All That's Left to Know About This Charming Man

Author: D. McKinney,Morrissey

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495028925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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(FAQ). No one can argue that Morrissey is one of the best lyricists and charismatic front men in music history. But people love to argue about other things his mysterious personal life, his pompous attitude, and the history and meaning behind his biggest hits. Morrissey FAQ will put to rest any questions and doubts about the singer known around the world for his meaningful lyrics and biting wit. Readers will also learn about his passions, his weaknesses, the people who love him, the people who hate him, and the people who want to be him. Not since Elvis have fans been so obsessed with a singer; they fight with each other at concerts, they rush and tackle him onstage, they dress and act like him, and they even build shrines dedicated to him. Liking Morrissey isn't just liking his music it's a way of life. Morrissey is known for his over-the-top lyrics, his stage antics, his philosophies, and his whining. But after reading this book and digging deeper into the brooding mystique that is Morrissey, you'll also start whining... for more Moz!

Morrissey In Conversation

The Essential Interviews

Author: Paul A. Woods

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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An English national treasure, Steven Patrick Morrissey has made barbed observations about modern culture for more than two decades. As renowned for his elegantly waspish interviews as for his celebrated song lyrics, his wit and vitriol are finally collected in a long overdue anthology.

Morrissey

Scandal & Passion

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9781861057877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Britain's most articulate singer-songwriter remains a complex individual whose lyrics opt for realism, opinion, waspish wit, irony, asexuality, melancholy and love. In this biography, Morrissey's friends and the members of his entourage speak frankly to David Brett to produce a study of the iconic star.

Meetings with Morrissey

Author: Len Brown

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857122401

Category: Music

Page: 324

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Morrissey is one of the most provocative, individual and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982, through to the imminent release of his 2008 solo album Years Of Refusal, his career has spanned 50 UK Top 40 singles and 20 UK Top 10 albums. Including previously unpublished encounters, Meetings with Morrissey gets behind the public image to tell Morrissey’s story in his own words and explore in fine detail the extraordinary subject matter of his songs. The book offers in-depth insight into the diverse artists Morrissey has celebrated, via lyrics or Smiths’ covers, including Patti Smith, Pat Phoenix, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, James Dean and The New York Dolls. Above all, it focuses on Morrissey’s lifelong commitment to promoting the genius of Oscar Wilde. Len Brown, a former NME writer and television producer, has interviewed Morrissey more times than any journalist. He first saw The Smiths back in 1983 and became the first writer to interview the artist about the death of his band and the birth of his solo career in 1988.

Isle of Noises

Conversations with great British songwriters

Author: Daniel Rachel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447226801

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Isle of Noises features brand-new, exclusive, in-depth conversations with twenty-seven of the UK's greatest living musicians. Artists discuss their individual approach to writing, the inspiration behind their most successful songs, and the techniques and methods they have independently developed. It is an incredible musical journey spanning fifty years, from 'Waterloo Sunset' by Ray Davies to 'The Beast' by Laura Marling, with many lyrical and melodic secrets revealed along the way. Original handwritten lyrics from personal archives and notebooks (many never-before-seen) offer a unique glimpse into the heart of the creative process, and some of the greatest names in photography, including Jill Furmanovsky, Pennie Smith and Sheila Rock, have contributed stunning portraits of each artist. The combination of individual personal insights and the breadth and depth of knowledge in their collected experience makes Isle of Noises the essential word on classic British songwriting - as told by the songwriters themselves.

Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 (revised edition)

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 178116259X

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 1894

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The Smiths' brief but brilliant career lasted only five years, long enough to carve their name as the greatest and most influential British band of the 1980s. From the perfect pop of 'This Charming Man' to their iconic masterpiece The Queen Is Dead, songwriters Morrissey and Johnny Marr created a body of work which saw them championed as the Lennon and McCartney of their day Songs That Saved Your Life has been hailed by both fans and critics as the essential book on The Smiths' music. The first examination of the group by acclaimed Mozipedia author Simon Goddard, it details the writing and recording of the entire Morrissey/Marr catalogue from their first bedroom demo to the band's sudden split including lost tracks and rare outtakes. This brand new edition has been thoroughly revised by the author to include an even more comprehensive studio chronology and easily referenced appendices covering live, radio and TV appearances. For new and diehard apostles alike, Songs That Saved Your Life remains the definitive document on the art of The Smiths.

The Smiths: The Singles Collection (Guitar TAB)

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1787590895

Category: Music

Page: 145

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The Smiths: The Singles Collection presents 19 of The Smith’s most popular single releases arranged for Guitar TAB, with accompanying standard notation and guitar chord boxes. The importance of the single in the career of The Smiths cannot be overstated. Morrissey and Marr both regarded the format as hugely significant, with each release sporting a traditional paper sleeve and poignant choice of cover star, from James Dean to Shelagh Delaney. They reflected the band's shared love of the great singles of the 50s and 60s, and many have since become collector's items. This selection of songs therefore shows The Smiths at their most amusing, absurd, doleful, wry and charming. Marr's arrangements, which struck a chord with guitarists and songwriters the world over, are faithfully transcribed here. They are all here, from the early sparkle of This Charming Man and Hand In Glove to the cutting Panic and longing Boy With The Thorn In His Side. Often regarded as the last great British singles band, this collection of 19 songs represents the very best of The Smiths. With an integrated Spotify playlist allowing you to listen to the songs as you learn, this is perfect way to master the unique and intricate guitar playing of Johnny Marr and the songwriting of The Smiths. Songlist: - Ask - Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - Girlfriend In A Coma - Hand In Glove - Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now - How Soon Is Now? - I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - Panic - Shakespeare’s Sister - Sheila Take A Bow - Shoplifters Of The World Unite - Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before - That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - This Charming Man - What Difference Does It Make? - William, It Was Really Nothing

Oasis' Definitely Maybe

Author: Alex Niven

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623564239

Category: Music

Page: 144

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A brilliant study of Oasis' debut album, highlighting the band's massive cultural impact and the raw, positive power of those early songs.

The Smiths: The Early Years

Author: Paul Slattery

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 085712823X

Category: Music

Page: 176

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"A stunning photographic record of The Smiths' formative years. For many The Smiths were the definitive alternative rock band of the '80s. A bracing antidote to Thatcher's Britain for the youth of the day, Manchester-based Morrissey, Marr & Co. even approached something like mainstream success towards the end. But at the start they were scruffy, uncompromising rebels. This was the period in which Paul Slattery took a series of band photos of great intimacy and power. Slattery was particularly close to The Smiths in those early days, and his images - many of them seen for the first time here - were an insider's work: informal, brash, exciting and revealing. Seen together these photos form an exciting visual narrative on the work of an influential band that, for a few turbulent years, cornered the market in lyrical gloom laced with mordant wit."

This Charming Man

The Life of Ian Carmichael

Author: Robert Fairclough

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845137388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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DIV The first life of the man who was Lord Peter Wimsey, Bertie Wooster and starred in I’m Alright, Jack! With the death of Ian Carmichael in 2010 one of the last links was lost with the golden age of British cinema. Carmichael starred alongside Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers in the Boulting brothers’ classic satirical comedies I’m Alright, Jack! Private’s Progress and School for Scoundrels. He summed up, on screen and in life, the kind of Englishman who was beginning to emerge after the war – educated, not necessarily upper class, upwardly mobile and a study in good manners and a sense of fair play – and thus played the straight-man foil to the distracted ravings of his wilder co-stars. Subsequently, he became Bertie Wooster in a highly successful television series based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories. He also made the part of Lord Peter Wimsey his own in another long-running adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ famous detective novels, and was still acting on television well into his eighties alongside Susan Hampshire in ITV’s drama series The Royal. /div

Bring the Noise

20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop

Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 159376460X

Category: Music

Page: 448

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Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. With all the energy and insight you would expect from the author of Rip It Up and Start Again, Bring the Noise tracks the alternately fraught and fertile relationship between white bohemia and black street music. The selections transmit the immediacy of their moment while offering a running commentary on the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and division. From grunge to grime, from Madchester to the Dirty South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and alternative rock’s competing claims to be the cutting edge of innovation and the voice of opposition in an era of conservative backlash. Alert to both the vivid detail and the big picture, Simon Reynolds has shaped a compelling narrative that cuts across a thrillingly turbulent two-decade period of pop music.

Happy Cruelty Day!

Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation

Author: Bob Powers

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466854189

Category: Humor

Page: 416

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For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day." Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup). These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun. Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

Unknown Pleasures

Die Joy-Division-Story

Author: Peter Hook

Publisher: Metrolit

ISBN: 384930065X

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Joy Division revolutionierten die Musik. Sie erfanden einen neuen Sound. Und ihr ursprünglich subversives Image wurde zum Vorbild für einen weltweit erfolgreichen „Look“. Peter Hook, der legendäre Bassist der Band, hat ihre Geschichte aufgeschrieben: von der Gründung nach einem Sex-Pistols-Konzert, über die lange beschwerliche Zeit in verranzten Clubs, den tragischen Tod von Ian Curtis bis zur Gründung von New Order. „Wie rohes Fleisch ... nur wenige Popmusik-Bücher haben diese Qualität.“ The Guardian „Der bunteste und intimste Blick auf Joy Division, der jemals geschrieben wurde.“ Mojo „Wer Joy Division mag, muss dieses Buch lesen.“ Q Magazine

Stupid Kids

Author: John C. Russell

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822216988

Category: Drama

Page: 56

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THE STORY: In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, STUPID KIDS follows four students at Joe McCarthy High School as they make their way from first through eighth period and beyond, struggling with the fears, frustrations, and longings p

The Business of Trading

101 steps to trading success

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857192027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 1950

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John Piper has been trading successfully since the 1980s. To him it is a business, and one that he runs from all over the world. He would not swap the lifestyle - the freedom, the financial rewards, the barbecued seafood - for anything. And in this course he reveals how others can enjoy it for themselves too. Over 101 short and easily digestible chapters, this eBook takes readers behind the scenes of the life of a professional trader: from how to get started all the way through to staying in the game for the long term. Find out what a profitable strategy looks like. Discover the cardinal rules of effective risk management. Get a true handle on the kind of mindset you need to succeed. And watch some of Piper's own trades in action with exclusive links to online videos. Collecting his acclaimed 'Trading Intelligence 101' emails together for the first time, this is one of the most candid guides to making a living in the markets that you will ever read.

Pop music

the text book

Author: Julia Winterson,Peter Nickol,Toby Bricheno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843670070

Category: Popular music

Page: 184

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Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century: Antônio Carlos Jobim-Charlie Parker

Author: Alfred William Cramer

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1800

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Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.

A Light That Never Goes Out

The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

Author: Tony Fletcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409038602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 1159

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To this day, they were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Critics and sales figures told a similar story. Yet for all their brilliance and adoration – their famously energetic live shows routinely interrupted by stage invasions – The Smiths were continually plagued by their reticence to play the game, and by the time of 1987’s Strangeways Here We Come, they had split. Tony Fletcher’s A Light That Never Goes Out – part celebration, part paean – moves from Manchester in the nineteenth-century to the present day to tell the complete story of The Smiths. The product of extensive research and unprecedented access, it will serve to confirm The Smiths as one of the most important and influential rock groups of all time.