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.

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.

The Films of Paul Morrissey

Author: Maurice Yacowar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 151

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The Films of Paul Morrissey is the first appraisal of one of the major figures of American independent cinema. An innovator in the narrative cinema that emerged from Andy Warhol's Factory, Morrissey, as established in this study, was also the force who shaped the most important films that have heretofore been attributed to Warhol. The director's experiments in the use of non-professional actors, controversial subject matter, and language are demonstrated through analysis of his most accomplished achievements, including Mixed Blood, 40 Deuce, and Spike of Bensonhurst. The Films of Paul Morrissey furthermore reveals the director's challenge to the moral, social and political values of contemporary liberalism.

Saint Morrissey

A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan

Author: Mark Simpson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074328481X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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A portrait of the contemporary music icon explores his enigmatic personality in light of the author's own fan obsession, tracing his rise as the front man of The Smiths in the 1980s through his solo career.

Viva Morrissey!

An Essay from Chuck Klosterman IV

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624670

Category: Social Science

Page: 9

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Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Pop, this essay is about Morrissey fans.

Morrissey

The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

Author: Gavin Hopps

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441171622

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Morrissey is arguably the greatest disturbance popular music has ever known. Even more than the choreographed carelessness of punk and the hyperbolic gestures of glam rock and the New Romantics, Morrissey's early bookish ineptitude, his celebration of the ordinary, and his subversive endorsement of celibacy, abstinence and rock 'n' roll revolutionized the world of British pop. As a solo artist, too, he consistently adopts the outsider's perspective and dares us to confront uncomfortable subjects. In his brilliant book, Gavin Hopps examines the work of this compelling performer, whose intelligence, humour, suffering and awkwardness have fascinated audiences around the world for the last 25 years. Hopps traces the trajectory of Morrissey's career and outlines the contours and contradictions of the singer's elusive persona. The book illuminates Morrissey's coyness (how can he remain a mystery when he tells us too much?), his dramatized melancholy (surely more of a radical existential protest than the gimmick some believe it to be), and his complex attitudes towards loneliness and alienation, as well as his intriguing sense of the religious.

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.

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

Alone and Palely Loitering

Author: Kevin Cummins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788401077

Category: Music

Page: 256

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'One of the greatest music photographers of all time...this book is indispensable to anyone who is a fan of Morrissey, or of great photography ' Classic Pop magazine 'Unsurprisingly, given Cummin's history, the photographs are beautifully composed, from the live shots with their webbing of shredded shirts and outstretched arms to the lyrical portraits on staircases or Japanese streets' Q Magazine Taken by renowned photographer Kevin Cummins and featuring hundreds of previously unseen images, Alone and Palely Loitering chronicles Morrissey's world as he emerged from The Smiths and established himself as a solo artist. Breathtaking photographs cover chaotic live performances, intimate portrait sessions and snatched moments backstage and on tour over a ten-year period. Cummins provides insightful commentary on the art of photography and what it was like to work and travel with Morrissey. The book also includes portraits of from fans around the world with Morrissey-inspired tattoos, featuring an essay by literary academic Dr Gail Crowther exploring how this art form is used to display devotion to a unique musician.

Autobiography

Author: Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141978449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others. An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv. It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.' Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day. 'The Best Music Biog Ever ... In the world of rock autobiographies, Morrissey's is nigh-on perfect' NME

List of the Lost

Author: Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141982977

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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'Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty experiences of flesh-and-blood human figures are the reason why nothing can ever be enough. To read a book is to let a root sink down. List of the lost is the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.' Morrissey Penguin Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of List of the Lost, Morrissey's extraordinary novel, on 24 September.

Mozlandia

Morrissey Fans in the Borderlands

Author: Melissa Mora Hidalgo

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1909394432

Category:

Page: N.A

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Morrissey is a popular music icon. The former singer of the influential Manchester band The Smiths is arguably one of the most intriguing and popular, if not polarizing, iconic figures of popular culture. But this book is not about Morrissey. This book is about his fans, their creative expressions of fandom, and their contributions to Morrissey's worldwide popularity. Specifically, this book is about the subculture of Moz fandom as a US-Mexican borderland phenomenon. Mozlandiaa "Morrissey fans from the Midlands to the Borderlands."

Venedig 800-1600

Wasservögel als Weltmacht

Author: Peter Feldbauer,John Morrissey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854760740

Category: Venice (Italy)

Page: 178

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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!

ÒOnly If You Are Really InterestedÓ

Celebrity, Gender, Desire and the World of Morrissey

Author: Nicholas P. Greco

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486899

Category: Music

Page: 228

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One of the keys to the enduring popularity of the British singer Morrissey is his carefully crafted enigmatic persona. This critical book examines the role of enigma in the celebrity’s public life, exploring how a level of mystery is maintained through television interviews, videos, reviews and concerts, as well as through his music and lyrics. Of particular interest is the way in which enigma stimulates interest and desire in his audience, and how the artist manipulates traditional modes of masculinity and the conventions of pop music to further cultivate enigma.

Mozipedia

The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Steven Patrick Morrissey is one of the most original and controversial voices in the history of popular music. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, his enigmatic wit and style defining a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects no other singer would dare. Worshipped by some, vilified by others, Morrissey is a unique rock and roll creation. The 300,000 words of Mozipedia make this the most intimate and in-depth biographical portrait of the man and his music yet. Bringing together every song, album, collaborator, key location, every hero, book, film and record to have influenced his art, it is the summation of years of meticulous research. Morrissey authority Simon Goddard has interviewed almost everybody of any importance, making Mozipedia the last word on Morrissey and The Smiths.

Morrissey

Author: Pat Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781899791736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

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Pat Reid delves into the hushed, dark territory that surrounds one of pop's most enigmatic and compelling figures, addressing the question of Morrissey's sexuality and its effect on his music. Morrisey's only public statement about his sexuality is that he is celibate. If Morrissey is the quintessential 'gay artist', why is the gay community so indifferent or, indeed, hostile, to him? This is the first book to examine the man and his work in relation to his sexuality.

Defensive Eating with Morrissey

Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind

Author: N.A

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 1621060594

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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Poor Morrissey. He's just so... so... hungry. And meat is murder, so that narrows his options by a lot. Until now, at least! With the arrival of the Defensive Eating with Morrissey cookbook, our dear Moz no longer needs to suffer such terrible hunger, such ruthless indecision, or the emotional impact of a major blood sugar crash at the worst possible moment. These 100+ vegan recipes make enough unbelievably delicious, poetic food for him to eat his fill and have plenty left over for later. Sweetness, he's even saved enough for you.