The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop (Oct 1, 2012)

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2012 (read-only)' started by Stoned, Apr 28, 2012.

By Stoned on Apr 28, 2012 at 11:35 PM
  1. Stoned

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    ROGAN, JOHNNY
    morrissey and marr: the severed alliance (updated edition)

    Release Date: Pre-Release

    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.

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    UPDATE Apr. 29, 6:05AM PT:

    FROSTY posted a link to the listing on Amazon.com with some more details and a clearer version of the cover.

    Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance: Updated & Revised 20th Anniversary Edition [Paperback] - Amazon.com

    Publication Date: October 1, 2012

    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 unsanitized story of The Smiths – the most important group of their generation.



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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2012 (read-only)' started by Stoned, Apr 28, 2012.

    1. Amy
      Amy
      Re: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition)

      Sounds juicy. I wonder how much new info/interviews are included in the updated version? Marr said he regretted speaking to Rogan the first time around; I wonder if he's contributed this time. Strange that a revision hasn't got wider Press, especially given all the attention to the new edition of Mozipedia etc.
    2. DAVIE
      DAVIE
      Re: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition)

      How many updates has this book had? jesus christ...
    3. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition)

      I wonder if there is a further 20 pages on the history of Ireland in this one.....

      Interestingly, there is a big volume on the Smiths coming out by another author in the Autumn.......
    4. 21punksalute
      21punksalute
      Mozipedia is soo much better in every way, but I'm sure I'll be getting this one
    5. applebuttaz
      applebuttaz
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      is the book any good? i've had my doubt since the first time i heard about it on here years ago.
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      It's a completely different book
    7. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      Well, it's maybe a bit unfair to compare a book published way back in 1992 before the internet, with the Mozipedia which came out in 2009. Even Simon acknowledged in his book that the Severed Alliance was "a bedrock foundation for every subsequent investigation into the group, this one included" and that nothing had "escaped the shadow of its influence". Len Brown said the same in the intro to his book. I don't know what an update would cover, but Rogan was the only person to attend the court case in its entirety so some of that might throw up some new info or revelations. Who knows?
    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I had a wonderful opportunity to buy *The Severed* in New York some years ago but did not. It is a heavy book and I tried to read the two first pages to have a glimpse of the whole thing but found it to be not much interesting. I did regret and thought I was stupid for missing the chance to have it for good. By the way, I found this one online: "Is It really So Strange?" »»»»»
      http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_cover.html
      http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_introD.html
      http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_12.html
      http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_20.html
      http://2ndcannons.com/Jones_IsItStrng_22.html
    9. FROSTY
    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Rogan is beneath contempt.
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      What's the point?

      Are you the author touting for trade?
      Books on Morrissey are a waste of time if there are no family or friends as sources of information.
      I agree with the earlier poster ' Mozipedia'is the only book worth the money.
      James Maker said Severed was a book of lies and full of inaccurate information.
    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I am going to wear 2 black roses and a black pudding* in my boxers on stage at the M A gig (*Bury Black Pudding )

      Don't buy this book
    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      There have been several books on Morrissey and The Smiths released since this first came out - some of which tear shreds off Rogan. The debate has moved on. I wonder if he has taken this on board or if he's just pretending it didn't happen?
    14. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      Typography on the cover is awful.
    15. gonzax
      gonzax
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop

      it is not good, it's FANTASTIC. Do yourself a favour and buy it, honestly. I loved every single page on that book. It starts slow, the first chapter is not very interesting but after that you just can't stop reading.
      I also recommend a book called "HOW SOON IS NEVER", it's a novel about two guys who want to reunite The Smiths. I had a fantastic time reading it, hightly recommended.
    16. lg_br
      lg_br
      Re: Article: The Severed Alliance (Updated Edition) pre-order at Rough Trade shop (Oc

      Heheh.
    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      The deluded one returns

      I think some translation is needed here. 'Controversial' - you mean loads of people thought it was rubbish! 'Denounced the book and called for the death of its author' - yeah, not because it was in any way daring or dangerous but because Morrissey was having his story retold by a really thick bloke who can't write! 'Did a u-turn and cited it' - it is not a 'u-turn' to mention the book. 'Widely acclaimed' - by who??? 'More insight and analysis' - where was this the first time around?!!
    18. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      When it first came out I loved it - I found it a fascitnating insight.
      I re-read it a couple of years ago however, and whilst the story is still often fascinating, the writing style is pretty hideous, and it's full of unsubstantiated speculation passing off as gospel truth.
    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      There are some free e-books online (I mean, not the full transcript) but anyway, does anybody have a link to this book in particular?
      :)

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