History Music / Morrissey

31st Oct '16 9:29:15 AM gewunomox
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In October 2014 he announced he [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/07/morrissey-reveals-series-of-cancer-treatments-if-i-die-then-i-die had been receiving treatment for cancer]]. In a Spanish interview he said "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever, if I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that's what illness can do. I'm not going to worry about that, I'll rest when I'm dead."

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In October 2014 he announced he [[http://www.[[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/07/morrissey-reveals-series-of-cancer-treatments-if-i-die-then-i-die had been receiving treatment for cancer]]. In a Spanish interview he said "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever, if I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that's what illness can do. I'm not going to worry about that, I'll rest when I'm dead."



** Morrissey spends much of his ''Autobiography'' delivering back-handed {{TakeThat}}s to his musical peers ([[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]]), artists that he'd previously indicated as influences (Music/DavidBowie, Sandie Shaw) and former bandmates. Among the few that are spared harsh treatment are his longtime friend [[Music/ThePretenders Chrissie Hynde]], Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson and his late producer Jerry Finn. Moz writes that he was deeply affected by Finn's death at the young age of 39, shortly after work was finished on ''Years of Refusal''.

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** Morrissey spends much of his ''Autobiography'' delivering back-handed {{TakeThat}}s {{Take That}}s to his musical peers ([[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]]), artists that he'd previously indicated as influences (Music/DavidBowie, Sandie Shaw) and former bandmates. Among the few that are spared harsh treatment are his longtime friend [[Music/ThePretenders Chrissie Hynde]], Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson and his late producer Jerry Finn. Moz writes that he was deeply affected by Finn's death at the young age of 39, shortly after work was finished on ''Years of Refusal''.
31st Oct '16 9:26:56 AM gewunomox
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Morrissey is a British singer and lyricist who first became known when he emerged in the early 80s as the lead singer of Music/TheSmiths. He went solo shortly after the breakup of the group in 1987 and has been going strong ever since.

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\nMorrissey is a British singer and lyricist who first became known when he emerged in the early 80s '80s as the lead singer of Music/TheSmiths. He went solo shortly after the breakup of the group in 1987 and has been going strong ever since.
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Many are of the opinion that his music has a lot of [[HoYay subtext]], though [[FanNickname Moz]] himself has said that he believes that sexual orientation doesn't matter. Indeed, his lyrics tend to be [[GenderIsNoObject gender- (and thus orientation-) neutral]]. Despite - or perhaps due to - his desire for privacy, debate still rages on as to his sexual orientation. Is he [[AmbiguouslyGay gay]]? Bisexual? {{Asexual}}? The best answer is perhaps simply that he's Morrissey.

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Many are of the opinion that his music has a lot of [[HoYay subtext]], though [[FanNickname Moz]] himself has said that he believes that sexual orientation doesn't matter. Indeed, his lyrics tend to be [[GenderIsNoObject gender- (and thus orientation-) neutral]]. Despite - -- or perhaps due to - -- his desire for privacy, debate still rages on as to his sexual orientation. Is he [[AmbiguouslyGay gay]]? Bisexual? {{Asexual}}? The best answer is perhaps simply that he's Morrissey.
Morrissey.



In October 2014 he announced he [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/07/morrissey-reveals-series-of-cancer-treatments-if-i-die-then-i-die had been receiving treatment for cancer]]. In a Spanish interview he said "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever, if I die, then I die. And if I donít, then I donít. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but thatís what illness can do. Iím not going to worry about that, Iíll rest when Iím dead.Ē

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In October 2014 he announced he [[http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/07/morrissey-reveals-series-of-cancer-treatments-if-i-die-then-i-die had been receiving treatment for cancer]]. In a Spanish interview he said "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever, if I die, then I die. And if I donít, don't, then I donít.don't. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but thatís that's what illness can do. Iím I'm not going to worry about that, Iíll I'll rest when Iím I'm dead.Ē

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* ''You Are The Quarry'' (2004)
* ''Ringleader of the Tormentors'' (2006)
* ''Years of Refusal'' (2009)
* ''World Peace Is None of Your Business'' (2014)

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* ''You Are The the Quarry'' (2004)
(2004)
* ''Ringleader of the Tormentors'' (2006)
(2006)
* ''Years of Refusal'' (2009)
(2009)
* ''World Peace Is is None of Your Business'' (2014)



* ''The New York Dolls'' (1981), a biography of Music/NewYorkDolls

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* ''The New York Dolls'' (1981), a biography of Music/NewYorkDolls Music/NewYorkDolls.






!!The man and his work feature examples of:

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!!The
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man and his work feature examples of:of:



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me"
* AuthorAppeal: Ruffians and serial killers

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me"
Me".
* AuthorAppeal: Ruffians and serial killerskillers.
* BiTheWay: Or Pan The Way? He has stated in 2013 "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course... not many."



* BiTheWay: Or Pan The Way? He has stated in 2013 "Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course ... not many."



* CelibateHero: In the 80s. Recently, he tends to just sidestep the issue of his sexuality.

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* CelibateHero: In the 80s.'80s. Recently, he tends to just sidestep the issue of his sexuality.



* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].
* LongTitle: Many, often full sentences - prompting Music/ElvisCostello to remark that he writes good titles, but forgets to write the songs.
* LyricalDissonance

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* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The on the Guillotine" - -- nice calm music and then, at the end, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].
* LongTitle: Many, often full sentences - -- prompting Music/ElvisCostello to remark that he writes good titles, but forgets to write the songs.
* LyricalDissonance LyricalDissonance



* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "Action Is my Middle Name".

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* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "Action Is my is My Middle Name".



** ''Vauxhall And I'': Soft Rock.

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** ''Vauxhall And and I'': Soft Rock.



** ''You Are The Quarry'': Similar in style to ''Vauxhall And I'' and a bit of ''Your Arsenal''.
** ''Ringleader Of The Tormenters'': More rock-driven than ''You Are The Quarry''.
** ''Years Of Refusal'': Heavy punk rock, similar to ''Southpaw Grammar'', but with some Spanish/Latin influence thrown in.

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** ''You Are The the Quarry'': Similar in style to ''Vauxhall And and I'' and a bit of ''Your Arsenal''.
** ''Ringleader Of The of the Tormenters'': More rock-driven than ''You Are The the Quarry''.
** ''Years Of of Refusal'': Heavy punk rock, similar to ''Southpaw Grammar'', but with some Spanish/Latin influence thrown in.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''Margaret On The Guillotine'' against UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, so blatant that he was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465742/Smiths-singer-Morrissey-quizzed-Scotland-Yard-controversial-Thatcher-song-Margaret-Guillotine.html interrogated by Scotland Yard]], and later moaned about it on "He Knows I'd Love to See Him".

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''Margaret On The on the Guillotine'' against UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, so blatant that he was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465742/Smiths-singer-Morrissey-quizzed-Scotland-Yard-controversial-Thatcher-song-Margaret-Guillotine.html interrogated by Scotland Yard]], and later moaned about it on "He Knows I'd Love to See Him".



--> Me without clothes?/Well a nation turns its back and gags
** In a recent interview he remarked that he might be giving up singing entirely by the end of next year (due to his cancer and the fact that he's simply getting too old): "With luck I will be able to stop singing forever, which would make many people happy!Ē

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--> Me without clothes?/Well clothes? / Well a nation turns its back and gags
** In a recent interview he remarked that he might be giving up singing entirely by the end of next year (due to his cancer and the fact that he's simply getting too old): "With luck I will be able to stop singing forever, which would make many people happy!Ēhappy!"



* TakeThat: Often. Better-known targets include [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], the British royal family, a long-standing target of his rage (a reference to the Queen first appearing on Meat is Murder back in ''1985''), Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and Jamie Oliver.
** Morrissey spends much of his ''Autobiography'' delivering back-handed {{TakeThat}}s to his musical peers (Siouxsie Sioux), artists that he'd previously indicated as influences (DavidBowie, Sandie Shaw) and former bandmates. Among the few that are spared harsh treatment are his longtime friend [[Music/ThePretenders Chrissie Hynde]], Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson and his late producer Jerry Finn. Moz writes that he was deeply affected by Finn's death at the young age of 39, shortly after work was finished on ''Years of Refusal''.

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* TakeThat: Often. Better-known targets include [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], the British royal family, a long-standing target of his rage (a reference to the Queen first appearing on Meat is Murder back in ''1985''), Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron Cameron, and Jamie Oliver.
** Morrissey spends much of his ''Autobiography'' delivering back-handed {{TakeThat}}s to his musical peers (Siouxsie Sioux), ([[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]]), artists that he'd previously indicated as influences (DavidBowie, (Music/DavidBowie, Sandie Shaw) and former bandmates. Among the few that are spared harsh treatment are his longtime friend [[Music/ThePretenders Chrissie Hynde]], Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson and his late producer Jerry Finn. Moz writes that he was deeply affected by Finn's death at the young age of 39, shortly after work was finished on ''Years of Refusal''.
9th Aug '16 7:11:03 AM mlsmithca
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** YourMileageMayVary as to whether that's a nightmare or a dream...if you're a Morrissey fan, possibly the latter. Upon her long-awaited death in 2013, Morrissey made a series of comments blasting her economic, foreign and social policies.
8th Aug '16 7:55:31 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Exit Smiling'' (1998), a book of film criticism written in 1979 but given a limited issue in 1998. All three of these books above are both incredibly short -- each is under 100 pages -- [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and incredibly rare and out of print]].

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* ''Exit Smiling'' (1998), a book of film criticism written in 1979 but given a limited issue in 1998. All three of these books above are both incredibly short -- each is under 100 pages -- [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and incredibly rare and out of print]].print.
8th Aug '16 7:55:02 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''The New York Dolls'' (1981), a biography of [[Music/TheNewYorkDolls]].
* ''James Dean is Not Dead'' (1983), a biography of [[JamesDean]].

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* ''The New York Dolls'' (1981), a biography of [[Music/TheNewYorkDolls]].
Music/NewYorkDolls
* ''James Dean is Not Dead'' (1983), a biography of [[JamesDean]].Creator/JamesDean.
8th Aug '16 7:54:17 PM thelivingtoad
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Morrissey has also written a few books. These are:
* ''The New York Dolls'' (1981), a biography of [[Music/TheNewYorkDolls]].
* ''James Dean is Not Dead'' (1983), a biography of [[JamesDean]].
* ''Exit Smiling'' (1998), a book of film criticism written in 1979 but given a limited issue in 1998. All three of these books above are both incredibly short -- each is under 100 pages -- [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and incredibly rare and out of print]].
* ''Autobiography'' (2013), his autobiography. Has a bit of a love-or-hate-it reputation.
* ''List of the Lost'' (2015), his debut novel. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_Lost#Reception Received scathingly negative reviews]], perhaps the worst of his career in any medium.
8th Aug '16 7:46:26 PM thelivingtoad
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** Morrissey spends much of his ''Autobiography'' delivering back-handed {{TakeThat}}s to his musical peers (Siouxsie Sioux), artists that he'd previously indicated as influences (DavidBowie, Sandie Shaw) and former bandmates. Among the few that are spared harsh treatment are his longtime friend [[Music/ThePretenders Chrissie Hynde]], Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson and his late producer Jerry Finn. Moz writes that he was deeply affected by Finn's death at the young age of 39, shortly after work was finished on ''Years of Refusal''.
8th Aug '16 7:43:38 PM thelivingtoad
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* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end...
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].
** YouMileageMayVary as to whether that's a nightmare or a dream...if you're a Morrissey fan, possibly the latter. Upon her long-awaited death in 2013, Morrissey made a series of comments blasting her economic, foreign and social policies.

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* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end...
end, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].
** YouMileageMayVary YourMileageMayVary as to whether that's a nightmare or a dream...if you're a Morrissey fan, possibly the latter. Upon her long-awaited death in 2013, Morrissey made a series of comments blasting her economic, foreign and social policies.
1st Aug '16 1:55:21 AM malifee
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* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].

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* LastNoteNightmare: "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret]] On The Guillotine" - nice calm music and then, at the end...
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title event]].event]].
** YouMileageMayVary as to whether that's a nightmare or a dream...if you're a Morrissey fan, possibly the latter. Upon her long-awaited death in 2013, Morrissey made a series of comments blasting her economic, foreign and social policies.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''Margaret On The Guillotine'' against UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, so blatant that he was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465742/Smiths-singer-Morrissey-quizzed-Scotland-Yard-controversial-Thatcher-song-Margaret-Guillotine.html interrogated by Scotland Yard]].

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ''Margaret On The Guillotine'' against UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, so blatant that he was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465742/Smiths-singer-Morrissey-quizzed-Scotland-Yard-controversial-Thatcher-song-Margaret-Guillotine.html interrogated by Scotland Yard]].Yard]], and later moaned about it on "He Knows I'd Love to See Him".



* TakeThat: Often. Better-known targets include [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], the British royal family, and Jamie Oliver.

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* TakeThat: Often. Better-known targets include [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]], the British royal family, a long-standing target of his rage (a reference to the Queen first appearing on Meat is Murder back in ''1985''), Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and Jamie Oliver.
28th Apr '16 8:17:10 PM aye_amber
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Morrissey is a British singer and lyricist who first became known when he emerged in the early 80s as the lead singer of TheSmiths. He went solo shortly after the breakup of the group in 1987 and has been going strong ever since.

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Morrissey is a British singer and lyricist who first became known when he emerged in the early 80s as the lead singer of TheSmiths.Music/TheSmiths. He went solo shortly after the breakup of the group in 1987 and has been going strong ever since.
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