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== External links ==
 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Rossiter Martin Rossiter Wikipedia page]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Rossiter Martin Rossiter Wikipedia page]

Revision as of 11:20, 4 May 2012


20 most fabulous (part two) - The Observer (Nov. 11, 2006)[1]

18. Bedroom boy

Martin Rossiter on the joy of Morrissey

When I was young I felt a sense of 'otherness'. I still do. And more so even than REM or Husker Du (two other pivotal guitar groups of the time whose singers were queer), the Smiths were the musical manifestation of that otherness. In 1983, in a country that was embracing consumerism and letting its government introduce homophobic legislation, Morrissey provided a voice. It was a voice that was overtly political because it celebrated otherness.

Despite Morrissey never publicly declaring his sexuality, the message was clear. It is OK to be 'other'. In fact, that otherness should be celebrated with intelligence and style. It should dance on the streets, dust down its bunting and stick two nail-varnished fingers up at Thatcher's Britain.

· Martin Rossiter sang with the band Gene and is now a vocal coach

Martin Rossiter reviews the reissue of Viva Hate - Melody Maker (Apr. 12, 1997)[2] Gene's Matt James on Rossiter/Moz duet ("Asleep") that didn't happen - Playlouder excerpt (Dec. 9, 2004)[3]

References

  1. Uncleskinny. (2006-11-06). Morrissey in Gay Icons lists chosen by Rufus Wainright, Martin Rossiter - Observer Music Monthly. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  2. Melody Maker. (1997-05-01). "Rozzer on Mozzer" in Melody Maker. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  3. Lou Smorrels. (2004-12-09). "Gene's Matt James on Rossiter/Moz duet ("Asleep") that didn't happen. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.

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