Morrissey Central "LAS VEGAN" (June 21, 2021)

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June 21, 2021

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Dennis Herring (producer) / Twitter - Extraordinary story about the Smiths' songwriting and recording

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This is something I've never heard before. The story is told on Twitter by Dennis Herring, who produced Modest Mouse.


HMV: "hmv's 1921 Centenary Editions - second batch of exclusive vinyl revealed” - Bona Drag LTD 750 copies / transparent green vinyl (June 17, 2021)

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Morrissey – Bona Drag

Following the split of The Smiths and in the wake of his debut solo album Viva Hate, released in 1988, Morrissey opted against working on an immediate follow-up album, instead releasing a string of singles over the next couple of years that would eventually be compiled together on 1990s Bona Drag (released on the hmv label, no less…)

Featuring some of Moz’s early solo hits including ‘Suedehead’, ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ and ‘Last of the Famous International Playboys’, Bona Drag returns to hmv once more as part of our 1921 Centenary Edition range, with a new exclusive reissue pressed on transparent green vinyl and limited to only 750 copies.

"... all of which will be available exclusively in hmv stores on Saturday July 24."


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The Smiths Museum: Creating The Queen Is Dead backdrop by John Featherstone

Far Out: "A track-by-track guide to The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' from Morrissey and Marr" (June 16, 2021)

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On 16th June 1986, The Smiths would release their near faultless third album, The Queen Is Dead, which, for Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, would confirm themselves as being the most important voices of a generation. Now, 35 years later, the album still pulses with the same power and the stories behind the songs all the more important.

The album is widely considered to be The Smiths finest work out of the four records that they made during their time together and encapsulates everything that was great about them. Morrissey’s dark lyricism was juxtaposed alongside Johnny Marr’s sunny guitars, allowing the duality of modern living to come to the fore. The record would become the perfect soundtrack to the 1980s.

A collation of comments track-by-track .
Happy 35th The Queen Is Dead.

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Morrissey Central "YOUR HEALTH IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" (June 15, 2021)

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Morrissey Central "AS TIME FADES" (June 15, 2021)

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June 15, 2021

1977? 1978?
with cousins Elizabeth Shepherd
and Susan Shepherd.

(Autobiography mentions Elizabeth and Susan as his aunt Jeane's daughters)

Noel Gallagher tells about time spent with Morrissey - Absolute Radio

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Absolute Radio

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