Morrissey's Autobiography - What Will He Reveal?

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  1. Amy

    Amy from the Ice Age to the dole age

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    Morley was barely coherent when he interviewed Marr the other year, kept tripping over his words etc. He's a big fan of The Smiths, isn't he?
     
  2. MORRIZSEY

    MORRIZSEY Wrong species

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    Yeah, he knew Morrissey pre-1983 and said he referred to him as "The village idiot"
     
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    Mozza220559 Surmontil 50

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    Paul Morley still dining out on the fact he and Moz both wanted to be journos, calling Moz 'Steven' like he knew him, Morley looks like a homeless these days.
     
  4. Amy

    Amy from the Ice Age to the dole age

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    Yeah, I think he just wanted to get away from everything for a while and enjoy the sunshine. He wrote 'Quarry' when he was out there so I'm not complaining! May also have been when he started the autobiog..??
     
  5. Kewpie

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    Hahaha, but Morley doesn't have to wear Almarni suit on TV like Tony Wilson.

    He was really lucky to make money using Frankie Goes Hollywood.
     
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    Paul Morley just annoys me, he's the atypical Manc, banging on about the good old days of Joy Division and Buzzcocks and the whole Madchester scene.
     
  7. MozAngeles818

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    I'd love to read into his relationships with his former band mates. Gary Day, Alain Whyte, and Spencer Cobrin. His side of what went wrong, their best times, and well, just anything really.

    Sadly, I hope it's not too political. I'm not very fond of Morrissey's political side.
     
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    Yep.

    Again, yep.
     
  9. Rowntree

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    I expect exactly the same.
     
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    Everything Morrissey does is about politics. And sex. The only two things that matter in this world.

    If it's not graphically sexual, it better be graphically political.
     
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    His favorite scone recipe.

    And if it's not in there I'm not buying a copy.
     
  12. Mozza220559

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    I reckon he's a big scone fan, with plenty of homemade plum jam and clotted cream
     
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    Biography of Morrissey's solo years ?

    Hi all,

    I am halfway through the "saga" biography, really good, so with Johnny Rogan's book that's at least 2 very good biographies on Morrissey's Smiths years.

    Are there equivalent, good, detailled and chronological books on Morrissey post-88 ? I am not done with the "saga" but assume it stops with the split, I would love to read equivalent books on the rest of MOz' carreer.

    Thanks
     
  14. Amy

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    Re: Biography of Morrissey's solo years ?

    There are an endless amount of pseudo-biographies which are mainly just the author's attempt to psycho-analyse Morrissey or project an image of themselves onto him (anything by Mark Simpson, David Bret etc), but for a stab at any semi-objective analysis your best bet would be Simon Goddard's "Mozipedia: An Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and The Smiths" and perhaps "Morrissey in Conversation: The Essential Interviews" by Paul Woods.

    Mozipedia:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozipedia-E...e_2_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351952292&sr=1-2

    It will be the best £18 you spend in a while :thumb:
     
  15. Amy

    Amy from the Ice Age to the dole age

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    Re: Biography of Morrissey's solo years ?

    PS. Not sure if you're bothered about Johnny Marr's post-Smiths efforts, but "The Smiths and the Art of Gun-Slinging" (should have been Mud-Slinging :rolleyes:) really isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Dreadful.
     
  16. Carly

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    I dont think he will even mention the 'secret child' rumour, it wasnt even big and he never even said it was untrue in a interview or anything, he was never asked about it.
     
  17. I Like You

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    I'm guessing that the 'December 2012' projection for this book isn't going to materialize.
     
  18. Mozza220559

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    yeah it's not going to happen this year, the question is who's going to publish it, I think it'll either be Penguin or Faber. But Moz wants it to be a Penguin classic doesn't he?
     
  19. silentandgrey

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    Re: Biography of Morrissey's solo years ?

    I have a similar question. The original version of The Severed Alliance covered Morrissey's (and Marr's) post-Smiths work up through 1991. Does the new version include more of that or is all of the added info focused on The Smiths?
     
  20. MozRecording

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    Re: Biography of Morrissey's solo years ?

    I finished the digital version of the new Rogan book a few weeks ago. It pretty much stops in the same place. -MR
     
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