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Interview: Johnny Marr

March 8, 2013

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman Johnny Marr was one half of the most influential British songwriting partnership of all time. In May 1982, inspired by how Leiber & Stoller met, Marr approached fellow Mancunian Morrissey to convince him that they should write songs together. It was the start of one of the most […]

Morrissey: “I nearly voted for UKIP”

January 23, 2013

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman In an interview published in the latest edition of Loaded magazine, Morrissey has described David Cameron as “gratuitously violent,” and expressed his desire to see Yvette Cooper “thrown into the sea”. In the most politically charged interview of his career, Morrissey also said he felt it was difficult […]

10 Best Gigs of 2012

December 30, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard Art in 2012 has been a mixed bag. Whilst film and recorded music has only sporadically captured my imagination, it has been a brilliant year for live music performance. As 2012 draws to a close and we reflect on the past 12 months, I decided to put a list of the […]

Morrissey Interview – 3 News

December 13, 2012

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written by Rob Pollard for New Statesman In an interview with New Zealand’s 3 News, Morrissey has accused Kate Middleton of feeling ‘no shame’ about the suspected suicide of Jacintha Saldanha, and described the British monarchy as a dictatorship, encapsulated by a history of ‘murder mayhem and slaughter.’ In what was a wide-ranging interview that […]

Morrissey on Fallon & Colbert Report

October 10, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Last night, Morrissey appeared on The Colbert Report in America, performing People Are The Same Everywhere and I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris. I haven’t figured out a way of embedding the videos on here but Pitchfork has the interview and People Are The Same Everywhere via this link. Colbert Report […]

Video of the Day….Morrissey – Art-hounds

September 14, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Today’s Video of the Day is a so far unreleased and unrecorded track by Morrissey called Art-hounds. This is the best quality video of this song available. When I first heard it months ago I was struck by many aspects: the falsetto lines, the intensity in Morrissey’s vocal, and the general […]

Morrissey – Canadian Radio Session

August 13, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard Last year, Morrissey and his band took part in an in-studio session with Tony Visconti for the Canadian television group Rogers. It was only available to Rogers subscribers or on in-flight entertainment on certain Air Canada flights, meaning the elusive footage began to take on legend status, with fans desperate to […]