"Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A request for questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2015 (read-only)' started by davidt, Nov 10, 2015.

By davidt on Nov 10, 2015 at 5:32 PM
  1. davidt

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    Mark from Pomona Books sends news of the pre-sale for "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert now available at the link below.

    In addition, Dale has agreed to answer some questions from site users for a Morrissey-solo Q&A. Please post any questions for Dale you might have in the comments below, I'll forward the top / most liked questions in a few days.

    UPDATE Nov. 20:
    Answers posted.



    Boy, Interrupted by Dale Hibbert
    - Pomona Books

    Pub: November 2015
    ISBN-13: 978-1904590309

    "I have felt alone all my life." Dale Hibbert’s story reads like a song by The Smiths, which might not be a coincidence.

    His mother died when he was eight days old. He was a latch-key kid. He has married four times and has eight children. He has ‘died’ twice. He is a depressive. He has been penniless. But he has also been a musician, producer, sound engineer, a millionaire and the owner of night clubs, cafés and successful businesses. He has lived in a car, and a mansion.

    Hibbert was a member of The Smiths during their early days and privy to the dreams and outlandish ideas of young Morrissey and Marr. As the bass player and engineer at their first recording sessions, he helped shape their sound. With Morrissey’s arms around his waist, they rode the streets of Manchester.

    Hibbert gives a compelling insight into the rain-swept, working class life that fuelled the creativity of The Smiths. He was also a witness to the Manchester music scene of the late-1970s and early-1980s that spawned, among others, Joy Division, Buzzcocks and The Fall.

    All those people, all those lives, as Steven (‘Don’t call me Steve!’) Patrick Morrissey once said.

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Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2015 (read-only)' started by davidt, Nov 10, 2015.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      wonder how long itll be until some get answers
    2. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Non-music question. I work in Manchester. The travelling is a pain, so looking to relocate halfway, and looking at Todmorden for a move. What attracted you to Tod, and what do you like about it?
    3. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Todmorden is a bit hippyish and cut off, look at areas like Bury/Ramsbottom/Rossendale valley with good motorway/trams into the city. Great countryside/outdoors away from the city. The Smiths Ltd are performing in Rawtenstall this wknd. Steven also used to hang out with a friend in nearby Haslingden in the old days as well.

      Benny-the-British-Butcher
    4. marred
      marred
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      What evidence is there that the bass lines were even written by Rourke?
    5. Detritus
      Detritus
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      "There was no drums there, it was just me and Andy jamming like we used to when we were 14 or 15. I know a lot of fuss has been made and Andy is, quite rightly, proud of that bassline, but, personally, harmonically I don't think it comes anywhere near Andy's other stuff. 'Nowhere Fast', 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore', 'The Headmaster Ritual', all tower above it." - Johnny, on the bassline for "Barbarism Begins at Home." Per Smiths On Guitar.

      Unfortunately, the quotation is unsourced. However, I've encountered a few other interviews with Johnny where he explicitly states Andy came up with basslines, and he would sometimes make suggestions or changes. I'm on my way out to see PIL at the moment so I'll see if I can dig them up later on. I'm pretty sure I have them saved in a text doc (the "Andy didn't write any of the basslines" myth irks me as a big fan of Rourke's bass work).
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      I am as well and just don't care for the myth that johnny is responsible for all the music. Andy's bass lines at times are really what make some of those songs
    7. marred
      marred
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Thanks for the info. Enjoy PIL.
    8. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming


      Funny that. I thought Morrissey wrote all the bass lines.











      ;)
    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      hmm i wonder what came first in headmaster, the bassline or the guitar part. i almost wanna say the bassline just from listening. marr has also mentioned in guitar world i think that a lot of people come up to him and say how much they love the guitar part and hum it with him having to tell them that its the bass part theyre refereing. i think ask was used as an example
    10. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      I'd say yes to all of that, but my wife needs to be on a rail route back towards Halifax. So we decided Tod was the best bet. Also - I have this image of Haslingden being nothing but rain and pie-shops.
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      She could drive from Rossendale to Burnley ini twentyish minutes and pick up a train at Manchester rd station they go to Halifax and free parking all day

      Benny-the-British-Butcher
    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      I read a book once. Will this be like that?
    13. Surface
      Surface
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      I lived just outside Burnley in a shat hole called Padiham for 20 years! Hassling don and surrounding area is nice, Bury might be a good shout for getting into Manchester not sure about getting to Halifax though. Saw Morrissey at the town hall there once, was a great gig.
    14. Nikita
      Nikita
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Accordingly to Marr, the guitar part as he was already playing it during the first album sessions.
    15. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      cool i could see it coming from the first album sessions as it kinda reminds me of hand in glove a bit with its circular bit. that riff is one of my favs of his so good to know
    16. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      You did well to get out of that area I've been through it a couple of times.

      Benny-the-British-Butcher
    17. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      copyright is based on lyrics and melody only.
      what would be the purpose of his paid royalties if his 'basslines' had to be written for him?
    18. sycophantic_slag
      sycophantic_slag
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Hi, Eric! Hope you are well! Peace to you always!
    19. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Oh good lord. I used to visit Padiham. Hotbed of BNP bell-ends. Nothing but bad memories of the place.
    20. Surface
      Surface
      Re: "Boy, Interrupted" by Dale Hibbert available for pre-sale; Morrissey-solo Q&A forthcoming

      Yes its a proper shit hole, although when I lived there the BNP stuff hadn't started. I still go over now and again for birthdays, funerals etc. It really is like another world!

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