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Morrissey

Morrissey, live 2007
Background information
Birth name Steven Patrick Morrissey
Born 22 May 1959 (1959-05-22) (age 49)
Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Vocalist, Lyricist
Years active 1978-Present
Label(s) 1982-1987: Rough Trade (UK), Sire (US)
1988-1994: His Master's Voice/Parlophone (UK), Sire (US)
1995: RCA (UK), Reprise (US)
1997: Mercury
2003-2007: Attack/Sanctuary
2007- : Decca
Associated acts The Smiths
Sandie Shaw
The Nosebleeds
Slaughter & the Dogs
Website It's Morrissey's World

Steven Patrick Morrissey (IPA: /ˈmɒɹɪsiː/; born May 22, 1959), who goes by his surname Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist of Irish descent. After a short stint in the punk rock band The Nosebleeds in the late 1970s, he rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The UK music magazine NME called him the "most influential artist ever" for his role in the band. When the band broke up in 1987, Morrissey began a solo career, in which he continued the jangle pop sound of The Smiths. His solo albums have garnered ten Top 10 singles in the United Kingdom. Morrissey is a common Irish surname. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Davyhulme is a locality within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... This article is about the trademark. ... Parlophone is a record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. ... This article is about the former RCA Corporation. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Attack Records ran originally from 1969 to 1980 as an imprint of Trojan Records. ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ... Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds was a short-lived punk band formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 1976. ... Original UK 45 rpm single: Slaughter & The Dogs - Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone? Slaughter & The Dogs is an English punk rock band, originating in the late 1970s. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds was a short-lived punk band formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 1976. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... -1... British Hit Singles redirects here. ...


His sardonic, literate lyrics tend to be "dramatic...bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home." [1] He sings with a baritone voice, occasionally using a high falsetto voice for emphasis. His "forthright, often contrary opinions" led to a number of media controversies, such as his criticism of the Band-Aid hunger-relief effort and his statements against political leaders from 1980s-era Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to US President George W. Bush. As well, he has also attracted media attention from his advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... Band Aid can refer to: BAND-AID, a brand of adhesive bandage Band Aid, a musical ensemble raising money for famine relief. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products[1] [2]. The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health. ... A man holds a monkey by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ...

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Biography

Early life

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Park Hospital (now known as Trafford General Hospital) in Davyhulme, Manchester on 22 May 1959 to Irish Catholic immigrants[2]. His father, Peter Morrissey, was a hospital porter, and his mother, Elizabeth Dwyer, was a librarian. His parents had emigrated to England just before Morrissey's birth and, along with his only sibling (elder sister Jackie), Morrissey was raised in Harper Street in Hulme, Manchester. In 1965, the family moved to Queens Square in Hulme near Moss Side. The family moved to 384 Kings Road in the suburb of Stretford in 1969, when many of the old terraced streets were being demolished. He has maintained a strong attachment to his mother throughout his life. His relationship with his father, however, suffered much strain over the years. , Davyhulme is a locality within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A porter carries objects. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see Moss Side (disambiguation) , Moss Side is a residential suburb, district and electoral ward of Manchester in North West England situated two miles (3. ... , Stretford (pop. ...


As a child, Morrissey developed a number of interests and role models that marked him out among his peers, including '60s girl groups, and female singers such as Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull and Timi Yuro. He was also interested in the "kitchen sink"-style social realism of late 1950s and early 1960s television plays, Coronation Street's Elsie Tanner, actor James Dean, as well as authors Oscar Wilde and Shelagh Delaney. The Moors Murders of the early 1960s, in which a couple raped and killed a number of Manchester-area children and teens, had a large impact on him as a child. He examined these memories in his 1982 song "Suffer Little Children". The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... A girl group is the equivalent of a boy band, but, as the name implies, featuring a group of female rather than male singers. ... For the author, see Sandy Shaw. ... Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull[1][2](born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and diarist whose career spans over four decades. ... Timi Yuro (born Rosemary Timotea Yuro, August 4, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois - March 30, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American soul and R&B singer. ... Kitchen sink realism was a recognisable English cultural movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... Elsie Tanner (née Grimshaw, known as Howard from 1970 until the dissolution of her marriage in 1978) was a soap opera character played by Patricia Phoenix on Coronation Street from 1960 to 1973 and from 1976 until 1984. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... Delaney was featured twice on Smiths record sleeves. ... Mug shots of Moors murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady at the time of their arrest in October 1965. ... Suffer Little Children is a song by the British band The Smiths that was included on their eponymous debut album. ...


In adolescence, Morrissey's athletic ability saved him to a large degree from bullying. Nevertheless, he has described this period as a time when he was often lonely and depressed. As a teenager, he began taking prescription drugs to help combat the depression that would later follow him throughout his life.[3] He attended St Mary's Secondary Modern School and Stretford Technical School, where he passed Three O levels, including English Literature. He then worked briefly for the Inland Revenue, but ultimately decided to "go on the dole," sequestering himself in his room in his mother's home to concentrate on writing, reading, and listening to music. As of 1974, he regularly wrote letters (as Steve Morrissey)[4] to music magazines such as Melody Maker and the NME,[5] giving his forthright opinions on various bands. Morrissey's letters to a penpal friend in 1981 surfaced online over 20 years later.[6] Secondary modern schools are a type of school in British educational systems, part of the Tripartite System. ... The Tripartite System of education in the United Kingdom was a system of education introduced in the Butler Education Act of 1944, covering Primary and Secondary education. ... The General Certificate of Education or GCE is a secondary-level academic qualification, which is used in Britain as well as in some former British colonies. ... The Inland Revenue was, until April 2005, a department of the British Government responsible for the collection of direct taxation, including income tax, national insurance contributions, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, corporation tax, petroleum revenue tax and stamp duty. ... In the United Kingdom Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), colloquially known as The Dole, is a form of unemployment benefit that is paid by the government to people who are unemployed ie. ... This article is about the music newspaper. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Morrissey would sometimes venture out to see bands at local Manchester venues; the first such occasion being T.Rex at Belle Vue in 1972.[7][8] He was taken there by his father, fearing for his safety in the notoriously rough district. He chose to wear a purple satin jacket, not the best way of avoiding unwanted attention. Morrissey has described the occasion as "messianic and complete chaos".[9] T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Belle Vue is a district of Manchester (post code M12), England between Longsight and Gorton. ...


First steps in popular culture

See also: The Nosebleeds and Slaughter & The Dogs

Throughout the 1970s, a teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. He articulated his love for the group in a recent biopic of ex Doll Arthur Kane: "Some bands grab you and they never let you go and, no matter what they do, they can never let you down... the Dolls were that for me."[10] This New York Dolls influence made Morrissey an early convert to punk rock. Morrissey, then still with forename, briefly fronted The Nosebleeds in 1978, who by that time included Billy Duffy on guitar (Duffy went on to form the post punk band The Cult). They played a number of concerts, including one supporting Magazine, which resulted in a New Musical Express review by Paul Morley. Morrissey also founded The Cramps fan club, the Legion of The Cramped, with another enthusiast for their music, Lindsay Hutton, although he progressively scaled down his involvement in the club over time, due to the increasing amount of time he was devoting to his own musical career.[11] Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds was a short-lived punk band formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 1976. ... Original UK 45 rpm single: Slaughter & The Dogs - Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone? Slaughter & The Dogs is an English punk rock band, originating in the late 1970s. ... The New York Dolls are an American glam punk band formed in New York City, United States in 1971. ... New York Doll is a film based on the life of former New York Dolls member Arthur Kane. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds was a short-lived punk band formed in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England in 1976. ... Billy Duffy (born William Henry Duffy, 12 May 1961, Hulme, Manchester) is best known as the guitarist of The Cult. ... Post-punk was a popular musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s. ... The Cult are an English rock band, who appeared in their earliest form in Bradford during 1981. ... Magazine was an English Post-punk group active between 1977 and 1981. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ... Paul Morley Paul Morley (born 26 March 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire) is an English journalist, who wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983, during one of its most successful and relatively notorious periods, and has since written for a wide range of publications. ... The Cramps are a punk rock band originally formed in 1972. ...


Morrissey wrote several songs with Duffy, such as "Peppermint Heaven", "I Get Nervous" and "(I Think) I'm Ready for the Electric Chair", but none were recorded during the band's short lifespan, which ended the same year.[12] After the Nosebleeds' split, Morrissey followed Duffy to join Slaughter & the Dogs, briefly replacing original singer Wayne Barrett. He recorded four songs with the band and they auditioned for a record deal in London. After the audition fell through, Slaughter & the Dogs became The Studio Sweethearts without Morrissey.[12][13] Original UK 45 rpm single: Slaughter & The Dogs - Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone? Slaughter & The Dogs is an English punk rock band, originating in the late 1970s. ...


Morrissey for the time interrupted his music career, focusing instead on writing on popular culture. He published two works with Babylon Books: The New York Dolls (1981), about his favourite band; and James Dean Is Not Dead (1983), about Dean's brief career. A third book, Exit Smiling, which was actually written first (in 1980) and which dealt with obscure B-movie actors, was initially rejected and remained unpublished until 1998, when Morrissey had become famous and Babylon decided to publish it. The New York Dolls are an American glam punk band formed in New York City, United States in 1971. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ...


The Smiths

Main article: The Smiths

In 1982, Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr formed The Smiths, widely regarded as one of the most influential bands of the post-punk 1980s. They have been consistently acclaimed by the music press, most infamously the NME, whose seeming obsession with the band earned them the nickname the "New Morrissey Express". At the start of The Smiths, Morrissey decided to drop his forename, which he until then had used both in his publications and while a member of The Nosebleeds and Slaughter & the Dogs. The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Signature themes of The Smiths' work include Morrissey's darkly witty lyrics and Marr's melodic and thickly-layered music. The band became a success in the UK, Ireland, and Australia, and grew into a cult phenomenon in the United States of America, where the band became known on college radio charts with songs such as "How Soon Is Now?" and "Panic." The band broke up in 1987 after Marr and Morrissey fell out over musical differences. This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... How Soon Is Now? is a 1984 song written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr and first released by their band The Smiths. ... This article refers to the song by british band The Smiths. ...


Morrissey grew even more rigid in his recording methods, often recording his vocals alone, after the music tracks had already been laid, a technique also used by David Bowie. In 1989, in an interview with young fan Tim Samuels (who later became a BBC journalist), Morrissey said that the lack of a managerial figure and business problems were to blame for the split.[14] The band released four proper studio albums and several compilations between 1984 and their breakup, including 1986's The Queen Is Dead, which has been placed highly on a number of critical "Greatest Album" lists.[15] There have been many more compilations released since the group's demise. The group's back catalogue is now in the hands of Warners following Rough Trade's bankruptcy. David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Tim Samuels (born 3 October 1975) is an award-winning British documentary-maker and presenter. ... The Queen Is Dead is the third studio album of The Smiths. ...


Solo career

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"Everyday Is Like Sunday" taken from Morrissey debut album Viva Hate.
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Following The Smiths' split, Morrissey's first solo album, Viva Hate, was released in 1988. To create the album, Morrissey teamed up with former Smiths producer Stephen Street, Vini Reilly of Durutti Column, and drummer Andrew Paresi. The prevailing sound of the album is jangle pop, similar to that of the Smiths, though Reilly's guitar work adds more abrasive and atmospheric elements to the work. Viva Hate reached number one upon release, supported by such singles as "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday." Viva Hate (also known as Education in Reverse) is rock artist Morrisseys debut solo album, released on March 22, 1988. ... Viva Hate (also known as Education in Reverse) is rock artist Morrisseys debut solo album, released on March 22, 1988. ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... The Durutti Column is the ongoing band project of gifted Manchester guitarist Vini Reilly (born August ?, 1953), usually accompanied by the talents of drummer Bruce Mitchell. ... The Durutti Column is the ongoing band project of gifted Manchester guitarist Vini Reilly (born August ?, 1953), usually accompanied by the talents of drummer Bruce Mitchell. ... Andrew Paresi (aka Andrew McGibbon, Creighton Wheeler, Eric The Gardener, Raymond Sinclair) is a comedian, actor, writer and live and session musician and composer who has played drums with artists and groups such as Peter Gabriel (Peace Together 1991), Bucks Fizz (New Beginnings 1985), and Morrissey. ... -1... For the subculture that evolved from skinheads, see Suedehead (subculture). ... Everyday Is Like Sunday was the second single released by Morrissey. ...


Morrissey initially planned to release a follow-up album entitled "Bona Drag" after releasing a few holdover singles from the Viva Hate sessions. As such, he released "The Last of the Famous International Playboys", "Interesting Drug", and "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" over the course of 1989. The first two of these became top ten hits. However, by the end of 1989 it became apparent that he would not be able to put out an album of new material soon enough. Morrissey decided to scrap the idea of a full-length LP and release Bona Drag as a compilation of singles and B-sides instead. Bona Drag (1990) collected these early singles along with further non-album cuts such as "November Spawned a Monster" and "Piccadilly Palare," along with the B-side "Hairdresser on Fire". Bona Drag is an compilation album by Morrissey released on October 25, 1990. ... The Last of the Famous International Playboys was the third single released by Morrissey. ... Interesting Drug was the fourth single released by Morrissey. ... Ouija Board, Ouija Board was a single released by Morrissey in November 1989, catalogue number HMV POP 1622. ... Bona Drag is an compilation album by Morrissey released on October 25, 1990. ... November Spawned a Monster is a song by Morrissey. ... Piccadilly Palare was a single released by Morrissey in October 1990. ...


Mark Nevin's songwriting services were employed for the studio follow-up to Viva Hate, titled Kill Uncle. The album is often cited as the weakest in Morrissey's back catalog and the two singles released in promotion of the album, Our Frank and Sing Your Life failed to break the Top 20 on the singles charts. The band Morrissey assembled in 1991 for his Kill Uncle tour went on to record 1992's hit album Your Arsenal. Composition duties were split between guitarists Boz Boorer and Alain Whyte, who have been the core of Morrissey's band ever since. Your Arsenal was produced by former David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson, and earned a Grammy nomination for best alternative album. The album peaked at #4 on the UK charts, with two of it's three singles, "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" and "You're the One for Me, Fatty", both debuting in the Top 20 in the UK. Kill Uncle is an album by Morrissey, released on March 5, 1991. ... Our Frank is a single by Morrissey, the first to be taken from his second solo album Kill Uncle. ... Sing Your Life was the 9th solo single released by Morrissey released April 1991. ... Kill Uncle is an album by Morrissey, released on March 5, 1991. ... Following up on the poorly-received album Kill Uncle, singer Morrissey released the album Your Arsenal in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Boz Boorer (b. ... Alain Whyte (born 3 July 1967) is a guitarist who has worked with Morrissey since 1991. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Mick Ronson (May 26, 1946 – April 29, 1993) born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire was an English guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful was a single by Morrissey released in April 1992. ... Youre The One For Me, Fatty was a single by Morrissey released in April 1992. ...


In 1994, Morrissey had a second number one album in the UK, with Vauxhall and I. One of the album's songs, "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get," reached #8 in the UK and #46 in the US. That year, he also released a single "Interlude" in duet with Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & the Banshees. Following the success of Vauxhall and I Morrissey began work on Southpaw Grammar in early 1995. When released in August, the album was a hit, peaking at #4 in the UK. However, both of it's singles failed to chart in the Top 20. With the exception of the single "Sunny" in that December it would be another year before Morrissey released a new album or single. Morrissey returned on a new record label in 1997 with the single "Alma Matters" in promotion of his album Maladjusted. Vauxhall and I is a 1994 album by Morrissey, generally considered his best. ... The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get was a single by Morrissey released in February 1994. ... Interlude was a single by Morrissey and Siouxsie Sioux released in August 1994, and credited to Morrissey & Siouxsie. The track was recorded during the recording sessions for Morrisseys Vauxhall and I album, and was produced by Morrissey guitarist and musical director Boz Boorer. ... Susan Janet Ballion (born May 27, 1957 in Bromley, London), better known by her stage name, Siouxsie Sioux (IPA: , pronounced the same way as Susie Sue), is the lead singer of both the influential rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees and of its splinter group The Creatures. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... Southpaw Grammar is the fifth solo album by the singer Morrissey, formerly of Mancunian band The Smiths. ... Look up sunny in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Maladjusted is an album by rock artist Morrissey, released on August 12, 1997. ...


Though the album was hailed as a return to form for Morrissey the album only peaked at #8 and its further two singles, "Roy's Keen" and "Satan Rejected My Soul" peaked outside the UK Top 30. Having left his new record label and lost a court case over Smiths royalties with former band mate Mike Joyce, Morrissey relocated from his Dublin home to Los Angeles in the late 1990s; it would be another seven years before he released another single or studio album. Roys Keen was a single by Morrissey released in October 1997. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Comeback

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"In The Future When All's Well" taken from Morrissey's 2006 album Ringleader of the Tormentors.
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Though Morrissey had continued touring in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he did not have a record contract. In June 2003, Sanctuary Records group gave Morrissey the one-time reggae label Attack Records to record new material and to sign new artists.[16] Morrissey's album You Are the Quarry was released on May 17, 2004 (one day later in the US). Guitarist Alain Whyte described the work as a mix between Your Arsenal and Vauxhall and I, and the album received strong reviews. The first single, "Irish Blood, English Heart," was released internationally on May 10, 2004. The single reached number three in its first week of sales in the UK singles chart. This was the highest placing chart position for Morrissey in his entire career as both a solo artist and the lead singer of The Smiths (the 2006 release "You Have Killed Me" also debuted at number three in its first week in the charts). Also, it has sold over a million copies, making the album his most successful one, solo or with The Smiths. Ringleader of the Tormentors is the title of Morrisseys most recent album, which debuted at number one in the UK album charts and number twenty-seven in the US. Billboard magazine described the album as showcasing a thicker, more rock-driven sound[1]; Morrissey attributes this change in sound... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... Attack Records ran originally from 1969 to 1980 as an imprint of Trojan Records. ... You Are the Quarry is an album by Morrissey, the former lead singer of the Smiths. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Alain Whyte (born 3 July 1967) is a guitarist who has worked with Morrissey since 1991. ... Following up on the poorly-received album Kill Uncle, singer Morrissey released the album Your Arsenal in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Vauxhall and I is a 1994 album by Morrissey, generally considered his best. ... Irish Blood, English Heart is the title of a song written by British singer Morrissey from his 2004 album You Are the Quarry. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ...


With the release of "I Have Forgiven Jesus" in December 2004, Morrissey along with McFly became the only artists to score four top-10 hits in the UK singles chart that year. In August of 2004, Morrissey was slated to headline a week-long set of shows on Craig Kilborn's The Late Late Show. Morrissey did not perform every night of the weeklong series due to a throat illness. He did, however, perform the following week. For the characters of Back To The Future, see McFly family. ... Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American comedian and former talk show host. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Morrissey's next album, Ringleader of the Tormentors, debuted at number one in the UK album charts. The album cover is an allusion to the iconic Deutsche Grammophon record cover logo and design, with Morrissey posing as a violinist after the photos of Jascha Heifetz or Yehudi Menuhin. Recorded in Rome, it was released internationally on April 3, 2006, and one day later in North America. The album was produced by Tony Visconti, who has also worked with T. Rex, Anti-Flag and David Bowie. The subsequent 2006 international tour included more than two dozen gigs in the UK, including concerts at the London Palladium. Just prior to the album's release, Morrissey was photographed in Rome by Bryan Adams for the cover of 'Zoo Magazine'. Ringleader of the Tormentors is the title of Morrisseys most recent album, which debuted at number one in the UK album charts and number twenty-seven in the US. Billboard magazine described the album as showcasing a thicker, more rock-driven sound[1]; Morrissey attributes this change in sound... Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical record label. ... Jascha Heifetz (IPA: ) was a Jewish Lithuanian-born American violin virtuoso (February 4 [O.S. January 20] 1901 – December 10, 1987). ... Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (April 22, 1916 – March 12, 1999) was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North American redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tony Visconti (disambiguation). ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Anti-Flag is a political punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America consisting of four members: Justin Sane (lead guitar, lead vocals), Chris #2 (bass, vocals), Chris Head (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Pat Thetic (drums). ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... Zoo is a weekly UK mens magazine started in 2004. ...


Morrissey was scheduled to appear at the 2005 Benicassim festival in Spain but pulled out at the last minute. On 9th January 2007, the BBC confirmed that it was in talks with Morrissey for him to write a song for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. The video for the single You Have Killed Me may be an affectionate homage to the style of the contest during the 1970s. If an agreement could be made, Morrissey would be writing the song for someone else, rather than performing it himself, a BBC spokesperson claimed.[17] On 23 February 2007 the BBC ruled this out, and stated Morrissey would not be part of Britain's Eurovision entry.[18][19] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Eurovision redirects here. ... You Have Killed Me is the first single from the album Ringleader of the Tormentors by Morrissey. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


2008

In an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live with Tony Visconti, the producer stated that his new project would be "the next Morrissey album", though that this would not be forthcoming for at least a year. However, in an interview with the BBC News website in October 2007, he said that the album is already written and ready for a possible September 2008 release and that his deal with Sanctuary Records had come to an end. A possible deal with Warner Music had been tentatively made.[20] In December he signed a new deal with Decca Records, which included a Greatest Hits album and a newly-recorded album to follow in autumn 2008. [21] In a reaction to the NME story, Morrissey pointed out that he would rather not be signed to a label[22]. BBC Radio Five Live is the radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... For other uses, see Tony Visconti (disambiguation). ... Sanctuary Records is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Records. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


New songs slated for appearance on Morrissey's next album include "Something Is Squeezing My Skull", "Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed", "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" and "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell", which were performed at recent US and European live appearances. In August 2007, it was reported that Morrissey's residencies at Los Angeles and New York would be the last live shows he would perform for the "foreseeable future",[23] but Morrissey denied these comments.[24] While a NME article claimed that Morrissey turned down a near £40 M offer to reunite with Johnny Marr on a 50 date world tour[25], Morrissey called the reunion tour a hoax[26]. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the state. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ...


In January of 2008, Morrissey planned to play six consecutive shows at The Roundhouse in London, but he had to cancel the final dates due to illness. Despite lukewarm reviews, especially in the NME, the lack of airplay on British radio (except on XFM), and even the incredulity of fan sites, "That's How People Grow Up" reached the Top 15, reaching the 14th place of British charts and the 25th place in Germany. In early 2008, Morrissey released his third Greatest Hits album. Reviews were very mixed; reviewers noted that the album only includes songs which reached the Top 15 in the charts, putting the emphasis onto new songs, making the CD more suitable for new listeners than for old fans.{[3]} The album charted fifth in the British album chart on its week of release. A limited edition of the "Greatest Hits" album features an eight-track live CD which was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007. The Roundhouse was built in 1847 as a turntable engine shed for the London and Birmingham Railway at Chalk Farm (near Camden Town), in London, England. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Xfm logo Xfm is a brand of commercial radio stations focused on current and unsigned alternative music and owned by GCap Media in the United Kingdom. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ...


For the recent single, "All You Need Is Me", Morrissey recorded two B-sides with Academy Award-winning Argentinian film composer, Gustavo Santaolalla. Santaolalla recorded two tracks, "Children In Pieces" and "My Dearest Love" in Los Angeles. Morrissey also performed on Santaolalla's album of modern tango music. On 29 May 2008, Morrissey parted ways with his manager of five years, Merck Mercuriadis, in favour of a new contract with IE Music, whose clients include Robbie Williams.[27] On 30 May 2008, true-to-you.net stated that Morrissey's new studio album, "Years of Refusal", has 12 tracks and is produced by Jerry Finn. [28] According to the site, the album will be released in the UK in September 2008 by Polydor UK (Universal). The site did not indicate which Universal label will release the album in the US. Gustavo A. Santaolalla (b. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ...


Image and politics

Music industry feuds

In 1996, The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce sued Morrissey and Johnny Marr for outstanding royalties and won. Morrissey expressed bitter displeasure with the ruling on the track, "Sorrow Will Come in the End," from 1997's Maladjusted. The judge presiding over the case ruled that Morrissey was "devious, truculent and unreliable."[29] However, the judges in the Court of Appeal stressed there was no suggestion that Morrissey had been dishonest.[30] Mike Joyce (born Michael Joyce on 1 June 1963) is a drummer from Fallowfield, Manchester, England. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ...


Morrissey has criticized singers such as Madonna, Elton John, David Bowie and George Michael, generally claiming that their lyrics are pointless and are more interested in being celebrities than in their music. He has also had disagreements with The Cure's Robert Smith, who stated "If Morrissey says 'don't eat meat', then I'll eat meat, because I hate Morrissey".[31] Morrissey also once openly wished that Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance author Johnny Rogan "ends his days very soon in an M3 pile-up". Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys co-wrote two songs inspired by Morrissey's public stereotyping as miserable and unloveable ("Getting Away with It" and "Miserablism"). [32] In the April 2004 edition of GQ, Morrissey stated that singer-songwriter David Bowie is "not the person he was. He is no longer David Bowie at all. Now he gives people what he thinks will make them happy, and they're yawning their heads off. And by doing that, he is not relevant. He was only relevant by accident." [33] This article is about the American entertainer. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Johnny Rogan is an Irish author who has written several rock music biographies, covering artists such as The Byrds, Roxy Music, Van Morrison and Neil Young. ... M3 may refer to: Messier 3, a globular cluster of stars M3 motorway, a motorway in England M3 motorway (Northern Ireland), a spur of the M2 M3 motorway in the Republic of Ireland, a proposed upgrade to part of the N3 road M3 motorway (Hungary) M-3 (Michigan highway) M3... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... Getting away with it was the first single released by the English band Electronic, which comprised Bernard Sumner of New Order, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, and guesting vocalist Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ...


Reputed to be uninterested in compromise or record company marketing principles, Morrissey operated as a quasi-outsider in the music industry. Though his large and loyal fan base follow his every move, his albums Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted had great trouble reaching a wider audience. Between 1999 and 2003, Morrissey was unable to find a record contract. Southpaw Grammar is the fifth solo album by the singer Morrissey, formerly of Mancunian band The Smiths. ... Maladjusted is an album by rock artist Morrissey, released on August 12, 1997. ...


In 1994 Morrissey was criticized by Manic Street Preachers' bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire, in regards to comments that Morrissey had made about the British National Party. Other targets of his disapproval have been Band Aid, rap, reggae (a criticism he later retracted, stating that he was being facetious and that he grew up partly on the classic singles released by the British reggae label Trojan in the early to mid-1970s[16]), rave and teenage pop stars. Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the Manics) are a Welsh rock band, consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, vocals). ... This articles trivia section has too much trivia. ... The British National Party (BNP) is a white nationalist political party in the United Kingdom. ... Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record Do They Know Its Christmas? for the Christmas market. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Trojan Records Trojan Records is a label specialising in ska,rocksteady,reggae and dub music. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ...


Political leaders

Morrissey has always been politically outspoken, and the figures he has criticized include Oliver Cromwell, the British Royal Family, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and President of the United States George W. Bush. He has criticised both the two main centrist political parties of the United Kingdom, the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Members of the Royal Family, during the lifetime of the late Queen Mother, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ...


In a 1984 interview, Morrissey criticized the then Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, stating that "She is only one person. She can be destroyed. It is the only remedy for this country at the moment." Morrissey’s song "Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference" lyrics end with a caustic "Leave me alone, I was only singing / You have just proved again, most people keep their brains between their legs". Morrissey's first solo album, Viva Hate, included a track entitled "Margaret on the Guillotine", a tongue-in-cheek jab at Prime Minister Thatcher, which referred to her being executed on a guillotine. [34]A controversial etching on the 12" vinyl record for Strangeways, Here We Come stated "Guy Fawkes was a genius." Fawkes was infamous for the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, in which he attempted to blow up the British Parliament.[35] Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... This article is about the decapitation device. ... For other uses, see Guido Fawkes (disambiguation). ... A contemporary sketch of the conspirators. ...


At a Dublin concert on 5 June 2004, Morrissey caused controversy by announcing the death of former US President, Ronald Reagan and stating that he would have preferred it if the current President, George W. Bush, had died.[36] In October 2004, Morrissey released a statement urging American voters to vote for Democratic Party candidate John Kerry for President, calling this vote a "logical and sane move" and a way to get rid of the then Republican President George W. Bush. Morrissey argued that "Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the most neurotic and terror-obsessed country on the planet."[37] For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Reagan redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... GOP redirects here. ...


In February 2006, Morrissey said he had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and by British intelligence after having spoken out against the American and British governments. Morrissey said "The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated me and I've been interviewed and taped and so forth. They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, it didn't take them long to realise that I am not."[38]During a January 2008 concert Morrissey remarked "God Bless Barack Obama" and ranted against "Billary Clinton" (a pun on Hillary Clinton). The anti Clintons rant followed a performance of "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores" [39], in reference to the 2008 Democratic Party campaign to become presidential candidate in the U.S. F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Special Branch is the arm of the British, Irish and many Commonwealth police forces that deals with national security matters. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Accusations of racism

Morrissey was accused of racism during part of the 1980s and much of 1990s, in part due to the ambiguous lyrics in songs such as "Bengali In Platforms", "Asian Rut" and "National Front Disco". They also stemmed from Johnny Rogan's biography of the singer, which claimed that in his late teens, the singer wrote "I don't hate Pakistanis, but I dislike them immensely"; Rogan does not provide a substantiating source. In 2006, Liz Hoggard from The Independent argued that "Morrissey didn't help his case with an uneasy flirtation with gangster imagery: he took up boxing and was accompanied everywhere by a skinhead, [named] Jake." She claimed that the "man who abhorred violence became strangely fascinated by it."[40]Encyclopedia Britannica argues that Morrissey's 1990s albums, including Your Arsenal (1992), Vauxhall and I (1994), Southpaw Grammar (1995) and Maladjusted(1997) "... testified to a growing homoerotic obsession with criminals, skinheads, and boxers, a change paralleled by a shift in the singer’s image from wilting wallflower to would-be thug sporting sideburns and gold bracelets."[41] Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... Bengali In Platforms is a song from Viva Hate that was included as evidence of Morrisseys oft-discussed, purported racism. ... Johnny Rogan is an Irish author who has written several rock music biographies, covering artists such as The Byrds, Roxy Music, Van Morrison and Neil Young. ...


A trigger for much of the criticism was Morrissey's performance at the first Madness Madstock! reunion concert at Finsbury Park, London, in 1992, in which he appeared on stage draped in the Union Flag, a symbol often associated with nationalism and hence with far right groups in Britain. As a backdrop for this performance, he chose a photograph of two female skinheads. The British music magazine NME responded to this performance with a lengthy examination of Morrissey's attitudes to race, claiming that the singer had "left himself in a position where accusations that he's toying with far-right/fascist imagery, and even of racism itself, can no longer just be laughed off with a knowing quip".[42] Madness are a British pop/ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. ... Madstock! is a live album by ska/pop band Madness, released on November 2, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... This is an article about the park called Finsbury Park. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Union Jack redirects here. ... Eugène Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, symbolizing French nationalism during the July Revolution 1830. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into far right. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


In the early days of The Smiths, Morrissey stated that "all reggae is vile", leading to the first reports of his alleged racism. He later explained that this was a tongue-in-cheek answer to "wind up the right-on 1980s NME" and that he grew up partly on the classic singles released by the British reggae label Trojan in the early to mid-1970s.[43][16] The Smiths' "Panic", released in July 1986, fades out with the refrain "hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ..." Rogan's biography reports that initial critical response to this content was interpreted as distaste for the increasing influence of rap and R&B over popular music at the time. The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Trojan Records Trojan Records is a label specialising in ska,rocksteady,reggae and dub music. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ... Panic is the primal urge to run and hide in the face of imminent danger. ...


Critics of the racism allegations point to Morrissey’s involvement in organizations such as Amnesty International and almost performing at an anti-Apartheid concert.[44][45] Morrissey has also been quoted as saying "If I am racist then the Pope is female. Which he isn't," and "If the National Front were to hate anyone, it would be me. I would be top of the list." He qualified that by saying that far-right rage "is simply their anger at being ignored in what is supposed to be a democratic society."[46] In the 2002 documentary, "The Importance of Being Morrissey", he posits the question, "Why on earth would I be racist? What would I be trying to achieve?" In the film, he also takes issue with those who fail to discern the subtlety of his supposedly racist lyrics, stating that "Not everybody is absolutely stupid." Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The British National Front (most commonly called the National Front) is a British far right political party whose major political activities were during the 1970s and 1980s. ...


In 1999 Morrissey commented on the rise of Austrian far-right politician Jörg Haider, stating "This is sad. Sometimes I don't believe we live in an intelligent world."[47] In 2004 he signed the explicitly anti-fascist Unite Against Fascism statement,[48] and in 2008 he made a personal donation to the organisers of the Love Music Hate Racism concert in London after the withdrawal of a sponsor left the event facing a financial shortfall.[49] Jörg Haider Jörg Haider (born 26 January 1950) is an Austrian politician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gig in 2004 in the North-West of England Love Music Hate Racism is a campaign organised by the Anti-Nazi League. ...


In 2007 NME printed an interview with Morrissey where he was quoted as saying, "Britain's a terribly negative place. And it hammers people down and it pulls you back and it prevents you. Also, with the issue of immigration, it's very difficult because although I don't have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears." In the same article, he called racism "silly" and "beyond reason", and said he would be "pilloried" for his comments. [50] The interview was conducted by Tim Jonze. Jonze asked to have his name removed from the article, saying he was unhappy with how it had been "rewritten" by the NME, but also stating he had found Morrissey's comments "offensive" and disapproved of them. [51] For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


Morrissey's lawyers are now pressing legal action against NME for defamation, with the magazine declining to print a retraction or apology. [52] Within days of issuing the writ against NME, Morrissey also released a detailed explanation of his side of the story via an online fanzine. The statement included a firmly worded rebuttal against the accusations of racism, a condemnation of racism itself and an exposition on his belief that NME's editor had deliberately staged and scandalised the outcome of the interview in an orchestrated attempt to boost the paper's "dwindling circulation". [53]In 2008, Word magazine was forced to apologise in court for an article by David Quantick that accused Morrissey of being a racist and a hypocrite. [54] David Quantick (born 1961, Wortley, South Yorkshire) is a freelance journalist, writer and critic who specialises in music and comedy. ...


Animal rights

Morrissey has been vegetarian since he was 11 years old. Morrissey explained his vegetarianism by saying "If you love animals, obviously it doesn't make sense to hurt them."[55] Morrissey is an advocate for animal rights and a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In recognition of his support, PETA honoured him with the Linda McCartney Memorial Award at their 25th Anniversary Gala on September 10, 2005.[56]Morrissey has been known to wear leather, stating in 1986 that "there is simply no sensible alternative" to leather shoes. He has also said "I find shoes difficult to be ethical about - one just can't seem to avoid leather. One is trapped, ultimately."[57] Morrissey notably named one of his songs "Meat is Murder", which shared its name with the album it was featured on. It was the second studio album (and third overall album) of The Smiths. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products[1] [2]. The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health. ... A man holds a monkey by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ... Linda Louise Eastman McCartney (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. ... For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... Meat Is Murder is The Smiths second studio album, released in February of 1985. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987, based on the songwriting partnership of singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr. ...


In January 2006, Morrissey attracted criticism after stating he accepts the motives behind the militant tactics of the Animal Rights Militia, saying "I understand why fur-farmers and so-called laboratory scientists are repaid with violence - it is because they deal in violence themselves and it's the only language they understand."[58] The Animal Rights Militia (ARM) is a name used by animal-rights activists who are prepared to carry out acts of violence against human beings. ...


Morrissey has criticised people who are involved in the promotion of eating meat, specifically Jamie Oliver and Clarissa Dickson Wright — the latter already targeted by some animal rights activists for her stance on fox hunting. In response, Dickson-Wright stated “Morrissey is encouraging people to commit acts of violence and I am constantly aware that something might very well happen to me.” The Conservative MP David Davis criticised these comments, though his party leader David Cameron is well known to be a Smiths fan.[59] On March 27, 2006, Morrissey released a statement that he would not include any concert dates in Canada on his world tour that year — and that he supported a boycott of all Canadian goods — in protest of the country's annual seal hunt, which he described as a "barbaric and cruel slaughter".[60] This article is about the TV chef. ... Clarissa Dickson-Wright (born Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson-Wright in London on June 28, 1947) is a Scottish celebrity chef best known from her appearances with the late Jennifer Paterson in the BBC series Two Fat Ladies. ... A fox hunt Fox hunting is a form of hunting for foxes using a pack of scent hounds. ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... David Davis, the name of several people, may refer to: David Davis (Australian politician) (born 1962), Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Council David Davis (British politician) (born 1948), Conservative MP in British Parliament and Conservative leadership candidate in 2001 and 2005 David Davis (broadcaster) was the stage name of... For the Canadian ice hockey player, see Dave Cameron. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ...


Sexuality

Morrissey's sexuality has been a matter of debate, and this has been fuelled by many conflicting statements from the singer, in none of which he has explicitly stated his sexual orientation. Encyclopedia Britannica argues that he created a "compellingly conflicted persona (loudly proclaimed celibacy offset by coy hints of closeted homosexuality)" which " made him a peculiar heartthrob". [61] "Morrissey has always taken great pains to maintain the ‘undecidable’ nature of his sexuality." In 1983 he claimed to be "a kind of prophet for the fourth sex", on the grounds that he was "bored with men and ...bored with women." In 1984, he stated that he refused "to recognise the terms hetero-, bi-, and homo-sexual" because "everybody has exactly the same sexual needs." [62]A 1984 Smiths article in Rolling Stone stated that Morrissey "admits he's gay" but Morrissey replied that it was news to him and the article used the term "fourth-gender" in its title.[63] This article is about the magazine. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


The speculation was further fuelled by the references to gay subculture and slang in his lyrics. In 2006, Liz Hoggard from The Independent noted that "...[o]nly 15 years after homosexuality had been decriminalised, his lyrics flirted with every kind of gay subculture"; for example, she claims that "This Charming Man" "is about age-gap, gay sex"[64]Reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine claims that lyrics to The Smiths single "Hand in Glove" have "veiled references to homosexuality".[65]As well, fans noted "Morrissey's admiration for gay icons such as Oscar Wilde and James Dean, and his references to gay culture (as in the picture of openly gay Andy Warhol star Joe Dallesandro on the cover of The Smiths' debut album..."[66] Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ... Andy Warhol presents: Joe Dallesandro in Paul Morrisseys Flesh 1968 Joseph Angelo (Joe) Dallesandro (born December 31, 1948 in Pensacola, Florida) is an Italian American actor known for his voluptuous physical beauty, on-screen nudity and openly stated bisexuality. ...


Throughout much of his career, he maintained in interviews that he was asexual and celibate. Johnny Marr stated in a 1984 interview that "Morrissey doesn't participate in sex at the moment and hasn't done so for a while, he's had a lot of girlfriends in the past and quite a few men friends".[67] In 1986, Morrissey claimed that he was "dramatically, supernaturally, non-sexual." In a 1994 interview, he claimed that "sex is actually never in my life", and as such, he argued that "I have no sexuality." In 1995, he claimed "I’d like to have a sex life, if possible." [68]In a 1997 interview he revealed he had been in a relationship with someone for two years but that it had ended and the person in question had just stopped loving him. He did not reveal the gender of his partner or whether it was a sexual relationship. However, he did admit to caring deeply and he stated that he had hoped that they had shared similar feelings.[69]In a 2006 NME interview, he stated that he was no longer celibate, but he did not give any additional details. A 2006 article in UK paper The Independent stated that the singer "...has even hinted at a late-blooming sex life." [70] This article is about the sexual orientation in humans. ... Celibacy refers either to being unmarried or to sexual abstinence. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ...


Morrissey frequently tells interviewers who ask him about his sexuality that the question is irrelevant to his music, or he gives an evasive or ambiguous response. Morrissey once said that "I refuse to recognize the terms hetero-, bi-, and homo-sexual. Everybody has exactly the same sexual needs. People are just sexual, the prefix is immaterial".[71]. While the debate over Morrissey's sexuality has become widespread on fan websites, including attempts to analyze the meaning of his ambiguous song lyrics, their attempts are often stymied, because, as The Times critic Tom Gatti puts it, "Morrissey’s music [i.e., his lyrics] offers infinite capacity for interpretation" because "they are too flexible, too rich, too textured.”[72]


Solo discography

Main article: Morrissey discography

This article lists albums, singles, EPs and DVDs/videos released by Morrissey since he left The Smiths. ... Viva Hate (also known as Education in Reverse) is rock artist Morrisseys debut solo album, released on March 22, 1988. ... Kill Uncle is an album by Morrissey, released on March 5, 1991. ... Following up on the poorly-received album Kill Uncle, singer Morrissey released the album Your Arsenal in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Vauxhall and I is a 1994 album by Morrissey, generally considered his best. ... Southpaw Grammar is the fifth solo album by the singer Morrissey, formerly of Mancunian band The Smiths. ... Maladjusted is an album by rock artist Morrissey, released on August 12, 1997. ... You Are the Quarry is an album by Morrissey, the former lead singer of the Smiths. ... Ringleader of the Tormentors is the title of Morrisseys most recent album, which debuted at number one in the UK album charts and number twenty-seven in the US. Billboard magazine described the album as showcasing a thicker, more rock-driven sound[1]; Morrissey attributes this change in sound...

Bibliography

Primary

Before gaining widespread recognition with The Smiths, Morrissey (then still with forename) wrote a number of booklets on his favourite cultural subjects, music and film. A given name specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ...

  • New York Dolls (Babylon Books; 1981, 1995² ISBN 0-907188-50-8)
  • James Dean Is Not Dead (Babylon Books; 1983, 1984², 1997³ ISBN 0-907188-06-0)
  • Exit Smiling (Babylon Books; 1998 [written in 1980, discusses a number of Morrissey's favourite, obscure B-movie actors] ISBN 0-907188-47-8)

The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Secondary

  • Phill Gatenby. Panic On The Streets
  • David Bret. Morrissey: Landscapes of the Mind
  • David Bret. Morrissey: Scandal and Passion
  • Kevin Cummins. The "Smiths" and Beyond
  • Phill Gatenby. Morrissey's Manchester
  • Simon Goddard. The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life
  • Morrissey and John Robertson. Morrissey: In His Own Words
  • Sébastien Raizer. Morrissey : Histoire d'un dandy rebelle
  • Pat Reid. Morrissey
  • Johnny Rogan. Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance
  • Johnny Rogan. Morrissey: The Albums
  • Mark Simpson. Saint Morrissey: A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan
  • Jo Slee. Peepholism: Into the Art of Morrissey
  • Marc Spitz. How Soon Is Never
  • Linder Sterling.Morrissey Shot (a book of photographs)

David Bret is a French-born author of celebrity books and one of Britain’s show business biographers. ... Simon Goddard is a British music journalist and author. ... Johnny Rogan is an Irish author who has written several rock music biographies, covering artists such as The Byrds, Roxy Music, Van Morrison and Neil Young. ... Mark Simpson is a British journalist, broadcaster and writer focussing primarily on issues of gender, sexuality and pop culture. ... Linder Sterling is a visual artist and musician from Manchester, who also uses the single name Linder. In 1978, she co-founded the pop group Ludus, and she remained its singer until the group split in 1983. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ The Times, June 25, 2005 Morrissey: the musical His glum odes could never be the stuff of music theatre. Or could they? Tom Gatti investigates http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article1080659.ece
  2. ^ Duff, Oliver (2007-11-29). "Morrissey Blames immigration for 'dissappearance' of British identity", Independent (UK). Retrieved on 2008-06-13. 
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (1998). ""Manchester's Answer To The H-Bomb"". "Uncut" magazine. Retrieved on November 11, 2006.
  4. ^ signs letters as Steve Morrissey
  5. ^ 4 of the letters
  6. ^ Torr: Morrissey's letters to a penpal (1981)
  7. ^ first gig - T. Rex (Q January 1995)
  8. ^ T. Rex date
  9. ^ purple satin jacket
  10. ^ New York Doll (2006): Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Barbara Kane, Morrissey - PopMatters Film Review
  11. ^ LOTC - Legion Of The Cramped
  12. ^ a b Rogan, Johnny (1993). Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-3000-7. 
  13. ^ MOJO Classic Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 13, Page 22
  14. ^ "Meat Is Murder" (from "Greenscene", 1989), page 1
  15. ^ The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time : Rolling Stone
  16. ^ a b c "Misfit Morrissey finds new niche by signing with reggae label". Guardian Unlimited Arts. Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  17. ^ Morrissey in talks for Eurovision
  18. ^ No Morrissey entry for Eurovision, BBC News, 23 February 2007
  19. ^ No eurovision for Morrissey
  20. ^ Morrissey plans new album in 2008
  21. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Morrissey switches record labels
  22. ^ Morrissey hates having signed to a new label
  23. ^ Morrissey rejects fresh attempt at Smiths reunion, NME.com, 23 August 2007
  24. ^ [1] Morrissey-Solo.com, 28 August 2007
  25. ^ Anon (2007). "Morrissey rejects fresh attempt at Smiths reunion" (http). NME.com. Retrieved on August 23, 2007.
  26. ^ Morrissey announces new album - reunion tour Smiths a hoax
  27. ^ [2] Morrissey Parts with Manager 29 May 2008
  28. ^ New album information
  29. ^ BBC News | UK | Morrissey misery over court verdict
  30. ^ Joyce v Morrisey & Ors [1998] EWCA Civ 1711 (6 November 1998)
  31. ^ ""morrissey-solo.com"". morrissey-solo.com (1997). Retrieved on November 30, 2006.
  32. ^ "Interviews - Behaviour - Miserablism" Absolutely Pet Shop Boys. Retrieved on August 30, 2007.
  33. ^ http://tour.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=04/03/17/1542221
  34. ^ British police responded by searching Morrissey's home and carrying out an official investigation. while Simon Reynolds, who had interviewed Morrissey for Melody Maker, was even questioned about the tone in which Morrissey had made certain remarks about Thatcher. It has been said that many of the officers were embarrassed at the absurdity of the situation, some even asking for Morrissey's autograph.<"LASID - He Knows I'd Love To See Him". Retrieved on 2007-07-13.
  35. ^ Smiths / Morrissey Easter Eggs - Eeggs.com
  36. ^ Morrissey comments spark Bush fire
  37. ^ understandish: OMG!!!!!
  38. ^ Interviewed by the FBI
  39. ^ Heaven knows he's flexible now by Kitty Empire The Guardian Unlimited 27 January, 2008
  40. ^ Morrissey: The Alan Bennett of pop: Viciously vegetarian, aloofly sensual, the troublesome singer is both national treasure and scourge. By Liz Hoggard. Sunday, 4 June 2006 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/morrissey-the-alan-bennett-of-pop-480979.html
  41. ^ Simon C.W. Reynolds. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/549957/the-Smiths#ref=ref666407&tab=active~checked%2Citems~checked&title=the%20Smiths%20--%20Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia
  42. ^ New Musical Express, 22 August 1992
  43. ^ "'Somebody has to be me'". Guardian Unlimited Arts. Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  44. ^ http://www.nndb.com/org/761/000051608/
  45. ^ http://foreverill.com/interviews/post87/eighties.htm
  46. ^ "IMAET interviews - Select, 1994". Select (1994). Archived from the original on 2006-04-27.
  47. ^ http://www.morrissey-solo.com/articles/01/02/04/0924230.shtml
  48. ^ http://www.uaf.org.uk/aboutUAF.asp?choice=4
  49. ^ Morrissey saves anti-racism gig, BBC News, 25 April 2008
  50. ^ Morrissey: Interview row - News - Manchester Evening News
  51. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Morrissey to sue NME over story
  52. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Morrissey to sue NME over story
  53. ^ http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_071203_02
  54. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Magazine says sorry to Morrissey
  55. ^ "Cut class, not frogs" - Salon.com
  56. ^ PETA25.com > PETA 25th Anniversary Gala > Send Morrissey a Personal ?Congrats!?
  57. ^ leather shoes (para 10)
  58. ^ View questions and answers | True To You
  59. ^ Morrissey supports animal rights violence - Times Online
  60. ^ Statement from Morrissey | True To You
  61. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/549957/the-Smiths#ref=ref666407&tab=active~checked%2Citems~checked&title=the%20Smiths%20--%20Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia
  62. ^ http://www.geocities.com/thisisyourcomputerspeaking/cast7.html 'On Suffering Morrissey and the Romantic Hero'] - article with comprehensive analysis of Morrissey's life and work
  63. ^ Oscar! Oscar!
  64. ^ Morrissey: The Alan Bennett of pop: Viciously vegetarian, aloofly sensual, the troublesome singer is both national treasure and scourge. By Liz Hoggard. Sunday, 4 June 2006 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/morrissey-the-alan-bennett-of-pop-480979.html
  65. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kifyxqr5ld0e~T1
  66. ^ http://www.afterelton.com/archive/elton/music/2006/6/vaguelygay2.html
  67. ^ Record Mirror: June 9th, 1984
  68. ^ http://www.geocities.com/thisisyourcomputerspeaking/cast7.html 'On Suffering Morrissey and the Romantic Hero'] - article with comprehensive analysis of Morrissey's life and work
  69. ^ Interview - Suzie Mackenzie, The Guardian, 2/8/97
  70. ^ Morrissey: The Alan Bennett of pop: Viciously vegetarian, aloofly sensual, the troublesome singer is both national treasure and scourge. By Liz Hoggard. Sunday, 4 June 2006 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/morrissey-the-alan-bennett-of-pop-480979.html
  71. ^ The Smiths / Morrissey FAQ: General "What " Questions
  72. ^ The Times June 25, 2005 Morrissey: the musical His glum odes could never be the stuff of music theatre. Or could they? Tom Gatti investigates http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/theatre/article1080659.ece

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