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Morrissey and The Smiths

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago  or at  3:19PM on Friday, September 14 2007 in music

oh. my. god.

i saw The Queen Is Dead atop some music poll, so i went and bought the album, and it's the greatest thing from the 80s i've ever heard. i wasn't even born when it came out.

i've been reading a lot of the singer Morrissey's lyrics, and he's really really good. Anyone else know them? You're all old, so you should!!

Are The Smiths still around, or did they turn all lame-o?

nyx  said about 7 years ago:

superfast pointless reply

steveholt  said about 7 years ago:

I think I saw them play at a mates wedding the other week. They've resorted to Robbie Williams and Dave Matthews Band covers

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

haha, i hope that's not true!

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:


How's Glenelg? Did you realise that's a palindrome?

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

Glenelg is still ok. Thanks Ark Shattack.

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:

How's mom?

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

She's living with her new boyfriend.

This thread is awesome.

Peter  said about 7 years ago:

you might enjoy reading The Severed Alliance by Johnny Rogan, MBHP. it's ''the definitive story of The Smiths.'' i'd give you my copy - I have a couple of 'em, (one's actually signed by the author, no small thing considering who the author is...) but i always try to encourage people to check out their local independently owned new and used book stores.

MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

hey Ark Shattack, did you see this story on this awesome website?:


MyBlackHeartPain  said about 7 years ago:

thanks Peter!

Ark Shattack  said about 7 years ago:

Ha, I did actually. Did your mom and her new boyfriend enter?

I did. This guy from work did too, but he doesn't have a chance. My chance is much better because I am awesomer than god.

ratz  said about 5 years ago:

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

Until today I had no idea that the picture on those two best-of albums was a Dennis Hopper.

Taschen are selling a 100-run print of the photo, signed by Hopper. A steal at only a thousand quid.

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

(I think it comes with his book, too, which - given that it's 450 quid - is probably a good deal.)

postergirl  said about 5 years ago:

I just did a bit of research and it seems there is no version of this book that plebs like me could afford. It's either the £1000 'art edition' or the limited edition (the £450 one, of which there are 1500 copies). This is grossly unfair.

CaptainFez  said about 5 years ago:

Just wait. Taschen will do a cheaper reprint in a couple of years. They're doing it with the Newton book.

Earl Brutus  said about 5 years ago:

Im partially aggrieved at the title of this thread. Its like saying jarvis cocker and pulp or edwyn collins and orange juice. Sorry.

Urquhart Bluff  said about 5 years ago:

Ha ha! I thought the same thing when I saw it. Morrissey and The Smiths are my favourite band of all time!

postergirl  said about 5 years ago:

Just wait. Taschen will do a cheaper reprint in a couple of years.

But … but … I don't wanna wait that long! I could be run over by a bus before then!


postergirl  said about 5 years ago:


Cover art would be more appropriate for a book about women's shoes or cocktails or something.

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Sam Hunt  said about 6 months ago:

I read it. It's not bad. He writes well but doesn't give much away.He has a few relationships despite being asexual and slags off pretty much everyone he's worked with inc Siouxie Sioux, Tony Wilson and John Peel. He reserves huge chunks of the book for the royalties lawsuit and writes fuck all about the albums and songs of the Smiths. A large amount is also given to his latter touring years in the USA. He writes with the persona of a narcissistic martyr. It's fairly entertaining.

moke  said about 6 months ago:

That introduction is fucking hard work. I'll have to try to push through it.

zombo  said about 6 months ago:

i imagine it's going to be like Rik Mayall's ''Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ'', only serious

geneclark70  said about 6 months ago:

Sam Hunt speaks the truth, good summary. Personally when I hit a dull patch (the aforementioned lawsuit, and interminable US tour) I just skipped a page or two. Nothing was lost.

It is insane that he still bears such grudges against old teachers etc from his childhood. I can't even remember all their names.

moke  said about 6 months ago:

He talks about his childhood like he's Oliver Twist. Manchester in the sixties can't have been that poverty stricken.

King_Rat  said about 5 months ago:

The big C

zombo  said about 5 months ago:

yeah. shit times.

i'm almost finished the aforementioned Autobiography - it's actually great, once you get past the Dickensian childhood.

moke  said about 5 months ago:

The Autobiography is kind of great, but also really shit.

I wonder if this is one of those things like when Freddie Mercury made a statement about having aids and then was dead two days later.

mrmagoo  said about 1 month ago:

anonymous  said about 1 month ago:

In his sole Australian appearance, the venue will comply with the British singer’s demands for vegetarian food options only on the nights he performs

geneclark70  said about 1 month ago:

''What shall Morrissey do-ooo-oooo, when a hundred thousand sausage rolls come marching into the Opera House''

anok  said 14 days ago:

dudes - when is the rest of the vivid lineup likely to be announced?

geneclark70  said 14 days ago:

Still no official date. Hopes were high for before end of March but I wouldn't be surprised if it was early April.

anok  said 14 days ago:

damnit - pals got moz tix and want to plan a roadtrip, but i don't want to commit until everything is out there.

tugboat  said 12 days ago:

Pan Amateur  said 12 days ago:

Enjoying the new Johnny Marr single, the Forum is going to be rammed with ex-goths for his show.

Eple  said 3 days ago:

I'm about 50 pages from finishing A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths.

lekkas  said 3 days ago:

Any good?

Northside  said 3 days ago:

Yeah any good? After reading Morrissey's book, I'm not sure if I can handle any further documentation of The Smiths.

TheBigShip  said 3 days ago:

none of the bios i've read get close to The Severed Alliance, but i'm curious about that one too...

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