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.

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."

Morrissey

The Albums

Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Rogan House

ISBN: 9780952954057

Category: Music

Page: 340

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Provides song-by-song analysis of the recordings of both the Smiths and Morrissey's solo albums.

Morrissey

Alone and Palely Loitering

Author: Kevin Cummins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788401077

Category: Music

Page: 256

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Letters to Morrissey

Author: Gary McNair

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786822997

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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It’s 1997. You’re 11. You’re sad, lonely and scared of doing anything that would get you singled out by the hopeless, angry people in your hometown. One day you see a man on telly. He’s mumbling, yet electrifying. You become obsessed with him. You write to him. A lot. It’s 2017. You find those letters and ask yourself: 'Has the world changed, or have I changed?'. Letters to Morrissey is the third in a trilogy of often darkly comic works drawing on the joys and struggles of growing up in working class Scotland, explored through letters written to renowned singer-songwriter Morrissey at the turn of the millennium by a conflicted teenager from the outskirts of Glasgow.

Morrissey

In His Own Words

Author: Morrissey,John Robertson

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780711915473

Category: Music

Page: 95

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Asexual People

T. E. Lawrence, Morrissey, J. M. Barrie, Edward Gorey, Emilie Autumn, Janeane Garofalo, Bradford Cox, Tim Gunn, Ann Lee, Paula Poundst

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230535807

Category:

Page: 34

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: T. E. Lawrence, Morrissey, J. M. Barrie, Edward Gorey, Emilie Autumn, Janeane Garofalo, Bradford Cox, Tim Gunn, Ann Lee, Paula Poundstone, Keri Hulme, David Jay. Excerpt: Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. Widely regarded as an important innovator in indie music, Morrissey has been described by music magazine NME as "one of the most influential artists ever," and The Independent has stated "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime." Pitchfork Media has called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last twenty years." Morrissey's lyrics have been described as "dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home." He is also noted for his unique baritone vocal style (though he is known to sometimes use falsetto for emphasis), his quiff haircut and his dynamic live performances. His forthright, often contrarian opinions, especially on the subject of race, have led to a number of media controversies, and he has also attracted media attention for his advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. Morrissey was born on 22 May 1959 at Park Hospital in Davyhulme, Urmston, Lancashire to Irish Catholic immigrants who had emigrated to England with his only sibling, elder sister Jackie, a year prior to his birth. His father, Peter Morrissey, was a hospital porter and his mother, Elizabeth Dwyer, was an assistant librarian....