Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths

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Ebury, 2009 - Rock musicians - 532 pages
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Steven Patrick Morrissey is one of the most original and controversial voices in the history of popular music. With The Smiths, he led the most influential British guitar group of the 1980s, his enigmatic wit and style defining a generation. As a solo artist, he has continued to broach subjects no other singer would dare.

Worshipped by some, vilified by others, Morrissey is a unique rock and roll creation. The 300,000 words ofMozipediamake this the most intimate and in-depth biographical portrait of the man and his music yet. Bringing together every song, album, collaborator, key location, every hero, book, film and record to have influenced his art, it is the summation of years of meticulous research. Morrissey authority Simon Goddard has interviewed almost everybody of any importance, makingMozipediathe last word on Morrissey and The Smiths.

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It's a reference book. I haven't really read it from cover to cover or anything, but it is a good source for any Moz fan. Read full review

Review: Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths

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A tremendous, exhaustive compendium that's an absolute "must" for any Smiths/Morrissey apostle. No stone is left unturned, no itch is left unscratched, no pancake is left untossed. If you love the subject but don't have this book, why??? Buy it. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Simon Goddard is a regular contributor to Q Magazine and has also written for the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Herald and Uncut. Dubbed 'the Smiths authority' by NME, his 2002 book The Smiths - Songs That Saved Your Life was described as a mighty achievement' by both Time Out and Mojo and is recognised as one of the key works on the group by fans and critics. It is also the only Smiths book to earn the approval of group founder and guitarist Johnny Marr.

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