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Revision as of 11:59, 4 May 2012

Morrissey and Martin Rossiter, 2000
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

Gene's Matt James on Rossiter/Moz duet ("Asleep") that didn't happen - Playlouder excerpt (Dec. 9, 2004)[2]

Martin Rossiter (Gene) on meeting Morrissey (July 26, 2000)[3]:

Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to Martin on Meeting his Idol...14th July

Martin: "I'm still quite good friends with Alain Whyte who is a-hem (coughs)'s guitarist. He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Blossom, he rang me up and said: "Hi, I'd really love to see you mate" and he brought him with him. He was large, actually, quite a big feller, that really surprised me. A bit like Tony Blair, he's really big, that surprised me when I met him. He was huge. Huge!! It really was quite exciting, I mean I bought his records, and it's always lovely to meet people who when you're 14 you'd listen to their records. And he was quite shy and I was quite shy, and beer was drunk... and that was about it. And we talked about... well I don't know what we talked about because I was pissed."

More Morrissey at Gene (June 13, 2000)[4]

Morrissey at Gene report in Miss Truth column (June 06, 2000)[5]

Martin Rossiter reviews the reissue of Viva Hate - Melody Maker (Apr. 12, 1997)[6]

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. 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.
  3. Andy. (2000-06-13). Martin Rossiter (Gene) on meeting Morrissey. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  4. MorrisseyTour.com. (2000-06-13). More Morrissey at Gene. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  5. Mark. (2000-06-06). Morrissey at Gene report in Miss Truth column. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.
  6. Melody Maker. (1997-05-01). "Rozzer on Mozzer" in Melody Maker. Morrissey-solo. Retrieved from morrissey-solo.com.

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