A Light That Never Goes Out

Morrissey Autobiography, Published by Penguin Classics. In the UK only.

Morrissey and The Nosebleeds: Setting The Record Straight

I’m sure nobody who reads Morrissey’s Autobiography expects every word to be true. Fact-checking tends to be the provenance of the third party biographer, who is expected to conduct thorough...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths, US paperback out now

Out today, December 3, 2013: The US paperback edition of A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths. As with the US hardback, the front cover...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: the US Paperback.

Upcoming Event in New Paltz

On Friday December 13, I’ll be conducting my final reading of 2013, at Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, my first time there and long overdue. I’ll hopefully find a...
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Morrissey Autobiography, Published by Penguin Classics. In the UK only.

Autobiography by Morrissey: A Full Review

Morrissey’s Autobiography largely lives up to the reputation of its author – sometimes for better, often for worse. “Naturally my birth almost kills my mother, for my head is too...
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A Light That Never Goes Out: the UK paperback

Now in paperback: A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths

The UK paperback edition of A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths is published today, September 5th, by Windmill Books/Random House, precisely twelve months after...
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The Smiths and R.E.M.: Compare and Contrast

Back in April, I gave a talk at a local library on R.E.M. and The Smiths, comparing and contrasting what I firmly consider the two most important and influential bands...
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Morrissey: Portrait of the Artist as a Consumer, 1983

Happy Birthday, Morrissey, 54 years young today. I’m not typically in the habit of giving birthday shout-outs (e.g., a belated best wishes to Mr. Pete Townshend, 68 last Sunday), but...
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The Smiths at the Haçienda, February 1983

As we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of The Smiths as recording artists, with ‘Hand In Glove,’ let’s go back three more months to the gig that produced its B-side: The...
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