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Watch Morrissey’s Glasto 2011 Full Concert

Watch Morrissey’s Glasto 2011 Full Concert

‘Fancy seeing me here,’ Morrissey teases as he blasts into the Smiths’ classic ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have.’ Indeed, he was there on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2011, singing an array of Smiths and solo favorites and introducing the crowd to a quartet of songs. The real treat […]

Britpop Supergroup: Chaz Chance and the Prophets

It was recently revealed that the all-star jam session that Suede bassist Mat Osman tweeted about last month was actually a rehearsal for a fictional glam band appearing in a forthcoming television show. The supergroup is known as Chaz Chance and the Prophets, and the quartet are expected to contribute three tracks for the new […]

David Cameron Gives a G8 Mixtape to Barack Obama

At last month’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister David Cameron presented the attending world leaders with mixtapes of popular British musicians. The USB mix was distributed to Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and Angela Merkel, among others in attendance at the summit. The ten song playlist was compiled with guidance from the British Phonographic […]

Watch The Smiths’ Third Gig Ever

‘Hello, we are the Smiths. We are not ‘Smiths,’ we are the Smiths,’ is how the 23 year-old Morrissey begins his third ever gig with the band he’s attempting to introduce to a subdued crowd at Manchester’s infamous Hacienda on 4 February 1983. His bandmates — all 19 at the time of the gig — […]

Morrissey Album Review: Kill Uncle Reissue

Morrissey outwitted everyone as the Dorothy Parker of pop under the auspices of the Smiths in the 1980s. When they broke up in 1987, Morrissey’s fans eagerly awaited his first foray into solo territory. 1988’s Viva Hate was a continuation of the Smith’s pristine legacy, both lyrically and musically. Stephen Street, former Smiths producer, set […]

Britpop Bookshelf: Mozipedia

‘There’s more to life than books you know, but not much more,’ Morrissey’s sinuous voice once teased. Well, it’s possible for Morrissey to be wrong once in his life because he never cracked open Simon Goddard’s Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths (Plume Books, 2010). The Mozipedia is a special kind of reference […]