Book: "Save Us Morrissey" - due Christmas by Jared Morris & Brian Clymer (October 14, 2020)




Regards,
FWD.

Further, via the author:
"Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art."
 
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Stephen Hofmann

Well-Known Member
Saint Morrissey is, for me, the best Smiths/Morrissey related book. I’ve longed for something close for over twenty years.

Landscapes of the Mind occupies the other pole.

Severed Alliance was an excellent read......whatever Moz says. Just as good as John Savages definitive book on Punk - England's Dreaming.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
Nah. I was too young, bud.
Me too. Kind of. My brother wanted me to see The Smiths with him in 1984 on the Hatful tour and I said no. What a twat! He got a piece of Moz's shirt but I think my mother chucked it out a few years later. Oops.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
600 pages about Moz songs. Ooh I may have to recalibrate my initial dislike of the cover and actually give this one a go. I'll do my usual: get it in library (if they get it) and buy a copy if it's good. Talent steals, genius borrows.
 

gordyboy9

GAME OF DEATH.
Your mother's syntax was flawless last night
reminds me of the old gag.
have you evet seen a photo of yer mam in the scud,do you want some.
Cover star looks like the bloke from 'Game on' fairly terrible 90s sitcom.
Look forward to the book.
Current top 3 b sides subject to change:
1. Never played symphonies
2. You must please remember
3 I can have both
game on with ben chaplin,series one,was much better than when they got the new guy in for series 2,3.
 
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Regards,
FWD.

Further, via the author:
"Hey gang. I was asked to provide some more info.

The book is a chronological comprehensive collection of essays re: every non-album recordings + all live bsides and alt versions Morrissey has released. A biographical telling of Morrissey, band members, cowriters and producers thru 478 sources, music theory, analytical review and commentary. Unlike list books, each essay is a "deep dive". every entry gets between 2-18 pages. It's told in a conversational AP style and includes information about live performances, other artists cover versions, reissues, record store day releases etc. It's also not negative! I love Morrissey and his music so there's not any of the snarkiness you find in most writings about Morrissey and his work. It also explores some of the press coverage in recent years which, with my broadcasting career, I feel I have a unique take on.

600 pages? It's cause it goes in depth on every song and recording covered. I didn't intend to write so much, but it's also illustrated to an extent.

Qualifications? It's my fourth book, I have a degree in Communcation, I've been a radio talk show host for 15 years, I've been a radio rock DJ for five years. I've written for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. I'm also highly trained in music theory and audio production and have produced numerous albums for musicians in my area. And I've been playing music for 28 years at various clubs and venues in the Northeast. I also have 22 albums that are currently actively in print. There's also an art to it that I think makes it more compelling.

I wrote it because I wanted to further explore the very rare tracks of Morrissey and his co-writers. I started writing in during Covid quarantine to keep from going crazy. It was Alain Whyte's stay-at-homes sessions that inspired it.

If you "hard pass" on it, that's fine, Nobody has to buy it. But, there's no reason to be a dick about it. Just move along. Thanks - JMX

Edit: the cover star is named Joe Elmer, 1943. I don't think that's the finished cover art."
Every entry goes between 2 and 18 pages.
What song can possibly conjour up 18 pages to dissect?
 

bhops

Last of the famous international screw ups.
You realize this tripe is just a glorified zine "written" by some random fan who doesn't have any inside track, right? And who probably got 100 percent of his information from this forum and Mozipedia?
Don't forget the David Bret book LOL
 
reminds me of the old gag.
have you evet seen a photo of yer mam in the scud,do you want some.

game on with ben chaplin,series one,was much better than when they got the new guy in for series 2,3.
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reminds me of the old gag.
have you evet seen a photo of yer mam in the scud,do you want some.

game on with ben chaplin,series one,was much better than when they got the new guy in for series 2,3.
Started to re watch them some time back, the earlier ones were defo better. 👌
 

Skylarker

Active Member

Morrissey's left nut

HA HA HAHA HAHA
Morrissey can't even save himself, the batty old has-been. But I do look forward to the 2021 LET THE RIGHT WING IN TOUR featuring washed up support from Public Image Limited and John Lydon's charming inability to sing his own material despite reading it from cue cards right in front of his porcine face.
 

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