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The Smiths: The Open Secret of 'Girlfriend in a Coma' - Rolling Stone
How a unique alternative-rock tune became the Smiths' most controversial song
By Armond White

Excerpt:

"It's a new kind of love song, stranger – and more strangely affecting – than most because it zeroes in on the complex vagaries of love: Love equal to friendship; friendship equal to love. This understanding of human relations is more advanced than everyday pop. Morrissey opens up pop heterosexual clichés – queers them – with an open mind and kind-heartedness that reveals the song's true meaning, its open secret. Girlfriend in a Coma" is an AIDS song. It's a response to the crisis that took the lives and broke the hearts of so many friends and lovers – the holocaust of the 1980s. In contradistinction to Elvis Costello's notion that Morrissey could not complete an introductory thought,...
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Los Angeles 1993. Mucking about with a $5 plastic ‘panoramic’ camera stolen from Walmart, this image came from the first roll of film I ever had processed.
Morrissey: the Women Who Inspired the Music Icon - AnotherMan
As a new biopic of the musician hits cinemas, we celebrate the women in his life such as Linder Sterling and Patti Smith

By Alex Denny.

Excerpt:
'Women have always loomed large in Morrissey’s work, from his most famous lyric, “I am the son and heir of nothing in particular” – a lift from George Eliot’s Middlemarch – to his sleeve art for The Smiths’ records, which mapped out a new iconography of brassy-as-fuck, working-class women. Even the title track to The Smiths’ masterpiece The Queen Is Dead can be read as Moz’s attempt to reconcile his own overweening mother-love with the hated female authority figure of our reigning monarch: “When you’re tied to your mother’s apron no one talks about castration,” indeed.'

Mixing England is Mine references in with an article about Morrissey's female influences....
Why It's Great the Smiths Broke Up - Rolling Stone
Celebrating the breakup of the Manchester foursome – Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce – 30 years later
By Mark Simpson
BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Provocative New Kristeen Young Video for ‘You Always Win’ - BlackBook

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Kristeen’s sartorial choice is, as ever, one of the central stars; indeed, she’s wearing a modified, sequined American flag dress once owned by late comedian Phyllis Diller– and given to her by old pal Morrissey, with whom she’s toured many times.

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As spotted by user @Intl_Playboy

Morrissey "All The Young People"


Mixing for radio. 50 years ago.
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Spotted this in the Metro station this morning, looks like Morrissey is booked at a new venue called The Anthem on Friday, October 13th, 2017.
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How the new Morrissey biopic England is Mine was designed -Design Week
We speak to director Mark Gill and the designers at The Chase who worked together on the design of a new film dramatising the life of the young Morrissey.
by Tom Banks