Other Ex-Smiths

Other Ex-Smiths

Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr - Harper Collins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780062438720
  • ISBN 10: 0062438727
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 11/15/2016
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price: 14.99 USD
  • BISAC2: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC3: MUSIC / General
This above info is for the eBook. Hardcover is $28.99

Interesting bit that has more detail about the book.....below.....

About the Book
The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths.

An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of...
Smiths legend Johnny Marr opens new £8m Brentwood College - Altrincham Today

I think it's great when people with success contribute and use their resource to help contribute to the quality of peoples' lives.

“I think you can judge your own country by how the the less fortunate are treated and places like this are a really good advert for British people. I know first hand through my family about the work that the people involved do, and it puts your faith back in human nature. It’s the start of something and hopefully the community can take pride in what’s on their doorstep.”
Percy Pigs are Murder: Smiths drummer takes on M&S over gelatin in sweets - The Telegraph

The original post is on his Facebook.

I saw this in my stream today and posted it as a bit of ex-Smiths news sans editorial remarks. My point here is to share info, not to praise or condemn Joyce's current or past actions or to expound on the virtues of vegetarianism, etc.
Out next week, hopefully some stuff on The Smiths!
peter hook interview: power, corruption & lies. - Skiddle.com


You mentioned Rob Gretton and Tony Wilson, God rest their souls. If they were still alive do you think this rift between you and your former friends would ever have got so wide? Don't you think they would have just banged your heads together, the lot of you?

You know what, every day I wake up I wish somebody would. Because it is the most stupid waste of time and effort. As Peter Saville said to me recently “You and Bernard have dragged Joy Division and New Order into the desert where nothing grows. I hope you're proud of yourselves”. And I thought “Shit”. But the thing is, pride and ego have a lot to do with these things.

What they did to me, by taking the name and by doing it all behind my back and then deciding how much I should get, after 31 years work, it just wasn't fair, the way they did...

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Published on Jul 10, 2016
The Smiths Saluted In New MOJO Magazine - MOJO
30 years since The Queen Is Dead redefined British rock, the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs, plus Morrissey movie latest and Marr memoir update.



THE NEW MOJO magazine (MOJO 273 / August 2016) is a Smiths extravaganza, with the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs plus brand new insights into their art from the likes of Richard Hawley, Hans Zimmer and Elbow’s Guy Garvey.

...Meanwhile, exclusive access to the set and star of the Morrissey biopic due next year brings new perspectives on The Smiths and their singer, including more on the influence of Morrissey’s friend Anji Hardy, who died of leukaemia in 1977.

“Everybody knows about Morrissey’s fixation with the Moors Murders,” says the film’s writer and director Mark Gill, “and, of course, the first song he writes with Johnny Marr is Suffer Little Children. Anji’s sister said that Anji was fascinated by the Moors Murders and true crime, and you wonder if that influenced Morrissey. They met at a concert where she was wearing a New York Dolls T-shirt, and they connected over music.”

Elsewhere, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reveals the motivations behind his memoir, publishing in the autumn: from the example of his friends Nile Rodgers and Andrew Loog Oldham to the fact that “every single one of [the existing books on The Smiths] except one is a total load of shit.”