"The Queen Is Dead" #7 Best Album of the 80's in Rolling Stone Reader's poll

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In a recent Rolling Stone Reader's Poll, The Smiths 'The Queen Is Dead' was voted the #7 Best Album of the '80's! While, of course, most of us would rate this album #1 all time, it is pretty mind-boggling that the uber-traditional Rolling Stone readership would rate this album among it's top ten of the decade!

Morrissey stars in KATSU's latest fake ad, spotted in New York

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I spotted this phone booth advert, newly placed this weekend at the corner of East 12th Street and Avenue A in Manhattan, depicting a mid-90's era Morrissey, a scribbled graffiti tag of "Kat" and, erm, a Nike logo? I'm suspecting it's not a sincere marketing campaign and rather the work of some handy vandal who snuck it in there, given the xeroxed-quality of the paper and print. Curious if anyone else has seen them out there?


An anonymous person also writes:

Moz becomes target for a street artist prankster. I did a WTF double-take myself.


Happy Martyr - Boz Boorer's other band

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Alex Lusty met Boz Boorer backstage at a Morrissey concert in December 2004 at London's Earl Court. They were soon recording together and their first musical collaboration was 'The OneThree' and the album 'Life Goes On' was released on black records in the autumn of 2005. Now they have both finally found the time to record new material, and Happy Martyr was born. Described as 'urban folk' or Ian Dury fronting early T Rex, the duo's music is a raw sounding, stripped down acoustic rap crossover. Tracks for the debut album were recorded between London and Boz's Serra Vista studio in Portugal, which was also the backdrop for the video to accompany debut single 'Painkillers'.

Clint Boon interviews Johnny Marr on XFM

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Just received a text message to say that Clint Boon is interviewing Johnny Marr on XFM tonight. Don't know if it's a repeat from 2008, but most likely it's a new one.

Summary posted in the original thread by jm26:

Decent little interview.

Still in touch with Mozzer by email etc. "fragmentally" was the word he used (I think; or something similar). Talked about shared humour, being friends etc. and agreed with Clint that Mozzer will be remembered for hundreds of years as a great wordsmith.

Came across as a top bloke, as he always does.​

2011 UK tour ad

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Who else but he would choose this image to promote the tour? :D


"Why does Morrissey love performing in small venues in provincial towns?" - The List magazine

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The List magazine in Scotland has published an article discussing why Morrissey has chosen to play small, provincial venues on this tour.

Why does Morrissey love performing in small venues in provincial towns? - by Kirstyn Smith, The List

Why his 2011 UK tour of Hawick and Dunoon is in everyone’s best interests

A snapshot of any Morrissey gig at any given venue at any point in his career paints the same (vulgar?) picture. From the bequiffed to the balding, via gladioli and vegetarianism, a congregation of grasping hands reach and strain towards the stage where the Pope of Mope stands at his electronic pulpit offering up something unseen, be it confirmation or salvation - or simply a reason for his followers to keep the faith.

Stephen Street and Morrissey reacquainted?

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An anonymous person writes:

Just been browsing Stephen Street's official site and saw this little blurb from his latest update (Dec '10):

"Oh, and one other thing. I recently met up with a certain Mr Morrissey for the first time in nearly 20 years. I think we were both apprehensive about meeting but after 5 minutes we were getting on so well it was truly a magical moment. I am so pleased to have met up with someone who has been such a big part of my musical journey after a prolonged period of time and I hope we can stay true friends for ever."​

Interview with Spencer Cobrin

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Interesting Q&A - The Rebel Magazine.

From a link on Bookface.

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