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Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths
     

Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths

by Simon Goddard
 

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The definitive guide to one of the most beloved cult figures in pop music history.

Steven Patrick Morrissey is undoubtedly one of the most original musicians of all time. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, and his enigmatic wit and style defined a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects

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The definitive guide to one of the most beloved cult figures in pop music history.

Steven Patrick Morrissey is undoubtedly one of the most original musicians of all time. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, and his enigmatic wit and style defined a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects no other singer would dare. The summation of years of interviews and meticulous research by acclaimed music journalist Simon Goddard, Mozipedia is the most in-depth and exhaustive book about the man, the myth, and the music that's ever been published. Bringing together every song, every album, every collaborator, and so much more in over 600 entries, this is a unique and sensational find for music fans and a must-have for Morrissey's legions of devoted admirers.

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“The authoritative guide to all things Morrissey.”—Los Angeles Times
 
"A witty, well-informed collection of fact and anecdote, full of fascinating bits and pieces."—Uncut
 
“The first in-depth examination of Morrissey and his music, and is a 'must' for any Morrissey fan. Years of interviews and research into his life results in a gathering of every song, album, and idea relating to Steven Patrick Morrissey.”—The Bookwatch
 
“Everything you ever wanted to know about Morrissey and The Smiths: songs, albums, producers, collaborators, lyrics and a hoard of other trivia. It's illustrated with rare photographs and artwork, and put together with ‘lush’ production values.”—The Bookseller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452296671
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
630,140
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Simon Goddard is the author of the acclaimed pop music books Ziggyology, Mozipedia, Simply Thrilled and Songs That Saved Your Life. As a journalist, he has written for, amongst others, Q magazine, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal, and featured as a guest on various radio programmes and documentaries including BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music and BBC 6 Music's Radcliffe & Maconie. He lives in London.

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