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.

Ziggyology

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7958

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He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth... and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

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.

Simply Thrilled

The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147350208X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7397

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They had just a few hundred pounds, one band missing a drummer, a sock drawer for an office, more dreams than sense and not a clue between them how to run a record company. But when Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins decided to start their own label from a shabby Glasgow flat in 1979, nobody was going to stand in their way. Postcard Records was the mad, makeshift and quite preposterous result. Launching the careers of Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and cult heroes Josef K, the self-styled ‘Sound of Young Scotland’ stuck it to the London music biz and, quite by accident, kickstarted the 1980s indie music revolution. Simon Goddard has interviewed everyone involved in the making of the Postcard legend to tell this thrilling rock’n’roll story of punk audacity, knickerbocker glories, broken windscreens, raccoon-fur hats, comedy, violence and creating something beautiful from nothing, against all the odds.

A Light That Never Goes Out

The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

Author: Tony Fletcher

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307715973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday and beyond. To this day, due to their unforgettable songs and lyrics, they are considered one of the greatest British rock groups of all time--up there with the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Clash. Tony Fletcher paints a vivid portrait of the fascinating personalities within the group: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner personality and complex lyrics made him an icon for teenagers who felt forlorn and forgotten; his songwriting partner Marr, the gregarious guitarist who became a rock god for a generation of indie kids; and the talented, good-looking rhythm section duo of bassist Rourke and drummer Joyce. Despite the band's tragic breakup at the height of their success, A Light That Never Goes Out is a celebration: the saga of four working-class kids from a northern English city who come together despite contrasting personalities, find a musical bond, inspire a fanatical following, and leave a legacy that changed the music world--and the lives of their fans.

Autobiography

Author: Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014310750X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 3567

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"Spend the day in bed" with Autobiography by Morrissey, whose new album Low in High School is out November 17th 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."

Morrissey

The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

Author: Gavin Hopps

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144113705X

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.

The Comeback

Elvis and the Story of the 68 Special

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785585814

Category:

Page: 256

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The King of the Fifties had become the Clown of the Sixties, churning out bad music in dismal films, a humiliating spectre of his former glory. From this nadir, with his '68 TV Special, Elvis gave the defining performance of his career. He never sang harder, rocked wilder or blazed sexier. This was Elvis, The Resurrection.

Free Play

Improvisation in Life and Art

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1164

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Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.

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: 1708

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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.

Morrissey In Conversation

The Essential Interviews

Author: Paul A. Woods

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5460

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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.

Defensive Eating with Morrissey

Vegan Recipes from the One You Left Behind

Author: N.A

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 1621060594

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 1036

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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.

List of the Lost

Author: Morrissey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141983080

Category:

Page: N.A

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"Penguin Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication ofaList of the Lost, Morrissey's extraordinary novel, on 24 September. High-octane, ferociously lyrical,aList of the Lostashows a side of Morrissey never seen before. 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.aList of the lostais the reality of what is true battling against what is permitted to be true.'aMorrissey"

Fanzines

Author: Teal Triggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288917

Category: Contracultura

Page: 256

View: 532

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Fanzines have been one of the liveliest forms of self-expression for over 70 years. Their subject matter is as varied as the passions of their creators, ranging across music, comics, typography, animal rights, politics, alternative lifestyles, clip art, thrift shopping, beer drinking... This book is a high-impact visual presentation of the most interesting fanzines ever produced.From the earliest examples, now incredibly rare, created by sci-fi fans in the 1930s, it takes us on a journey of subcultures through the decades. Superhero comics inspired a flush of zines in the 1950s and 60s. In the 1970s, the diy aesthetic of punk was forged in fanzines such as Sniffin' Glue and Search and Destroy, while the 80s saw a flourishing of political protest zines as well as fanzines devoted to the rave scene and street style. The riot grrrl movement of the 90s gave voice to a defiant new generation of feminists, while the arrival of the internet saw many fanzines make the transition to online.

Morrissey

Fandom, Representations and Identities

Author: Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,Martin Power

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504173

Category: Music

Page: 342

View: 6154

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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.

Touch and Go

The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83

Author: Tesco Vee,Dave Stimson,Steve Miller

Publisher: Bazillion Points Publishing

ISBN: 9780979616389

Category: Music

Page: 546

View: 3933

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The complete series 1979–1983, twenty-two issues of hardcore punk history in one loud, fast volume. Introductory essays by Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson, Steve Miller, Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Peter Davis, Henry Owings, Byron Coley, Corey Rusk, John Brannon, and Ian MacKaye.

Art of British Rock

50 Years Of Rock Posters, Flyers And Handbills

Author: Mike Evans

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711231269

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 3449

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Celebrating a half century of design in posters, flyers and advertising ephemera, The Art of British Rock highlights the UK’s distinct contribution to rock’n’roll graphics. From custom designed posters for provincial ballrooms in the late 50s to the computer-generated images of today, rock music illustration has reflected – and influenced – crucial changes in popular visual art. With classic examples (some unseen for many years) of key styles including pop art, psychedelic illustration, punk 'do-it-yourself' and digital imaging, the book documents the stunning visual style of British rock from the era of the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the present-day art of indie guitar bands, cutting edge soloists and contemporary clubland. Arranged chronologically, The Art of British Rock features more than 350 posters ranging from the work of anonymous artists to internationally acclaimed designers including the Hapshash group in the 60s, Hipgnosis and Barney Bubbles in the 70s, and Malcolm Garrett, Peter Saville and Vaughan Oliver in the 80s and beyond. All are the subject of special features within each chapter. Concluding with the mix of retro and state-of-the-art design that has characterized rock poster illustration in the first decade of the 21st century, this is a unique account of more than 50 years of British rock’n’roll art.

On a Cold Road

Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

Author: Dave Bidini

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551996758

Category: Music

Page: 288

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David Bidini, rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics, knows all too well what the life of a rock band in Canada involves: storied arenas one tour and bars wallpapered with photos of forgotten bands the next. Zit-speckled fans begging for a guitar pick and angry drunks chucking twenty-sixers and pint glasses. Opulent tour buses riding through apocalyptic snowstorms and cramped vans that reek of dope and beer. Brilliant performances and heart-sinking break-ups. Bidini has played all across the country many times, in venues as far flung and unalike as Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and the Royal Albert Hotel in Winnipeg. In 1996, when the Rheostatics opened for the Tragically Hip on their Trouble at the Henhouse tour, Bidini kept a diary. In On a Cold Road he weaves his colourful tales about that tour with revealing and hilarious anecdotes from the pioneers of Canadian rock - including BTO, Goddo, the Stampeders, Max Webster, Crowbar, the Guess Who, Triumph, Trooper, Bruce Cockburn, Gale Garnett, and Tommy Chong - whom Bidini later interviewed in an effort to compare their experiences with his. The result is an original, vivid, and unforgettable picture of what it has meant, for the last forty years, to be a rock musician in Canada. From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Irish Blood, English Heart"

Second Generation Irish Musicians in England

Author: Sean Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859184615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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The first scholarly book on the second-generation Irish in England, `Irish Blood, English Heart' is also the first full account of popular music-making amongst the Irish diaspora. It explores the diverse `routes' pursued by second-generation Irish musicians, tracing their different styles and personas, and discrete social contexts, from London (Shane MacGowan, Cait O'Riordan) to the Midlands (Kevin Rowland) and Manchester (Morrissey/Marr). The book disputes the view of England's Irish as a peripheral and problematic presence, seeing the second generation as a highly active and creative presence at the forefront of British culture. This is a highly valuable book on the Irish diaspora and the politics of post-imperial popular culture in the UK. It reveals how Irish-English musicians struggled and succeeded in making the nation's multi-ethnic history and culture more audible and visible in a particularly inhospitable climate for the Irish. The book makes a significant contribution to the cultural history of the 1970s and 1980s, and contains lessons for the present in which England and the United Kingdom continue to fashion other `enemies within'. Nabeel Zuberi, author of Sounds English