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.


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.

Why Pamper Lifes Complexities?

Essays on The Smiths

Author: Sean Campbell,Colin Coulter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847794734

Category: Music

Page: 256

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For five short years in the 1980s, a four-piece Manchester band released a collection of records that had undeniably profound effects on the landscape of popular music and beyond. Today, public and critical appreciation of The Smiths is at its height, yet the most important British band after The Beatles have rarely been subject to sustained academic scrutiny. Why pamper life's complexities?: Essays on The Smiths seeks to remedy this by bringing together diverse research disciplines to place the band in a series of enlightening social, cultural and political contexts as never before. Topics covered by the essays range from class, sexuality, Catholicism, Thatcherism, regional and national identities, to cinema, musical poetics, suicide and fandom. Lyrics, interviews, the city of Manchester, cultural iconography and the cult of Morrissey are all considered anew. The essays breach the standard confines of music history, rock biography and pop culture studies to give a sustained critical analysis of the band that is timely and illuminating. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of sociology, literature, geography, cultural and media studies. It is also intended for a wider audience of those interested in the enduring appeal of one of the most complex and controversial bands. Accessible and original, these essays will help to contextualise the lasting cultural legacy of The Smiths.

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.


Kultur und Kritik (Jg. 1, 1/2012)

Author: Moritz Baßler,Robin Curtis,Heinz Drügh,Nadja Geer,Thomas Hecken,Mascha Jacobs,Nicolas Pethes,Katja Sabisch

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839421535

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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»POP. Kultur und Kritik« analysiert und kommentiert die wichtigsten Tendenzen der aktuellen Popkultur in den Bereichen von Musik und Mode, Politik und Ökonomie, Internet und Fernsehen, Literatur und Kunst. »POP« liefert feuilletonistische Artikel und Essays mit kritisch pointierten Zeitdiagnosen. »POP« bietet wissenschaftliche Aufsätze, die sich in Überblicksdarstellungen zentralen Themen der zeitgenössischen Popkultur widmen. Die Zeitschrift richtet sich sowohl an Wissenschaftler_innen und Studierende als auch an Journalisten und alle Leser_innen mit Interesse an der Pop- und Gegenwartskultur. Im ersten Heft geht es u.a. um Morrissey und Hebdige, Kriegsbilder, Energie und Burnout, Gedenken auf Facebook, Lady Gaga, Staat und Wall Street.


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.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Rock music

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

Author: Derek B. Scott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409423212

Category: Music

Page: 576

View: 343


The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars.

Rock Music in Performance

Author: David Pattie

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403947468

Category: Music

Page: 188

View: 1024


In popular music, live performance is one of the most important points of contact between artist and audience. However, this crucial part of the creation and reception of popular music has not received the attention it deserves. Rock Music in Performance aims to fill this gap. Focussing on one type of popular music - rock - it will trace the evolution of rock performance styles from the late 1960s to the present, and discuss the paradoxical nature of performance in popular music.

The Smiths

A light that never goes out, a biografia

Author: Tony Fletcher

Publisher: Editora Best Seller

ISBN: 8576848546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 630

View: 8715


Seus fãs acreditavam que eles eram a maior banda do mundo. Tendo iniciado a carreira em Manchester, Inglaterra, os Smiths são sucesso de crítica e público desde meados dos anos 1980. Por suas inesquecíveis canções e melodias, até hoje eles são considerados um dos maiores grupos do rock britânico — ao lado dos Beatles e dos Rolling Stones. Tony Fletcher compõe um retrato vívido das fascinantes personalidades do grupo: Morrissey, o irônico e inteligente vocalista, cujo comportamento solitário e letras complexas o tornaram um ícone para milhares de adolescentes que se sentem desamparados e esquecidos; seu parceiro de banda Marr, o popular guitarrista que se tornou um deus do rock para toda uma geração; e a talentosa e bela dupla formada pelo baixista Rourke e pelo baterista Joyce. Apesar do trágico fim da banda no auge de seu sucesso, The Smiths: A biografia é uma celebração: a saga de quatro garotos da classe operária de uma pequena cidade ao norte da Inglaterra que superam suas personalidades contrastantes para encontrar um vínculo musical, inspirar milhares de pessoas e deixar um legado que mudou a música — e a vida de seus fãs — para sempre. · Primeira biografia sobre a banda publicada no Brasil.

The Grid

Author: Jeremy Reed

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1557


Christopher Marlowe and his Elizabethan set are reincarnated in a near-future dystopian London on the brink of destruction, battling AIDS and trapped by their shared past. A typically original and erotically charged novel by one of Britain's most idiosyncratic writers, The Grid is set in the not-too-distant future, when Britain is ruled by the autocratic Commissar, London has merged with Tokyo and police use flying cars to combat rogue Boeing pilots doing kamikaze stunts over the capital's skyscrapers. Amid the dystopian chaos a group of men attend a mysterious hypnotherapy clinic called the Grid to receive treatment for AIDS—but as the therapy progresses they begin to realize that they are, in fact, reincarnations of Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and other members of the dramatists' Elizabethan circle, including Nicholas Skeres, Henry Wriothesley, and Thomas Walsingham. As the past merges with the present they find themselves embarking on a journey that leads to the resolution of one of the all-time great literary mysteries—the murder of Marlowe in a Deptford tavern in 1593—as well as one the most extraordinary finales in recent British fiction.

The queen is dead

a story of jarheads, eggheads, serial killers and bad sex

Author: Mark Simpson,Steven Zeeland

Publisher: Arcadia Books Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 334


A transatlantic literary romance which shares an unfashionable and unhealthy passion for military boys, cats, Jean Genet, cruising, Freud, and Morrisey. Simpson reports on the slow collapse of his hopeless love-affair with a Royal Marine and the outraged response to his incendiary book Anti-Gay; while Zeeland chronicles his doomed love-affair with his psycho-Marine boyfriend Alex and his love rivalry with Andrew Cunanan, gay serial killer and Versace's assassin.

Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928Ð1982

Author: Michael R. Pitts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645766X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 388

View: 4247


From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine. Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

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