Real Name:
Steven Patrick Morrissey
British vocalist, born May 22, 1959, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Former lead singer of The Smiths. Morrissey started his career as a lead singer for punk bands. He formed Sulky Young (renamed The Tee Shirts) and later joined The Nosebleeds (formed in the early 1970s under the name Wild Ram) with Billy Duffy (The Cult), replacing Ed Banger and Vini Reilly. However, in his autobiography Morrissey denied ever being a member of The Nosebleeds. He claims that Duffy recruited him after the break up of The Nosebleeds and they wrote songs together. For their live performances they hadn't decided on a band name. They roped in the rhythm section of The Nosebleeds and Paul Morley used this name for a live review.


Morrissey - Viva Hate album art Morrissey Viva Hate (Album, Comp, Single) His Master's Voice Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Kill Uncle album art Morrissey Kill Uncle (Album) His Master's Voice Portugal 1991 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Your Arsenal album art Morrissey Your Arsenal (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice Greece 1992 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Beethoven Was Deaf album art Morrissey Beethoven Was Deaf (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Vauxhall And I album art Morrissey Vauxhall And I (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Morrissey - Snippets Of The Album "Vauxhall & I" album art Morrissey Snippets Of The Album "Vauxhall & I"(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone none UK 1994 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Southpaw Grammar album art Morrissey Southpaw Grammar (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1995 Sell This Version
TCD 0954 Morrissey - In Concert-632 album art Morrissey In Concert-632(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0954 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Maladjusted album art Morrissey Maladjusted (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Show #99-43 Morrissey - In The Zone album art The Smiths / Morissey* The Smiths / Morissey* - In The Zone(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One Show #99-43 US 1999 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Under The Influence album art Morrissey Under The Influence (Comp) DMC UK 2003 Sell This Version
Morrissey - You Are The Quarry album art Morrissey You Are The Quarry (Album, Comp) Attack Records (3) US 2004 Sell This Version
none Morrissey - You Are The Quarry - Interview Disc album art Morrissey You Are The Quarry - Interview Disc(CDr, Promo) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. none 2004 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Live At Earls Court album art Morrissey Live At Earls Court (Album) Attack Records (3) Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Ringleader Of The Tormentors album art Morrissey Ringleader Of The Tormentors (Album) Attack Records (3) Malaysia 2006 Sell This Version
IC 1045 Morrissey - In Concert-1045 album art Morrissey In Concert-1045(CD, Transcription) BBC Music IC 1045 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Years Of Refusal album art Morrissey Years Of Refusal (Album) Polydor, Polydor UK 2009 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-1-61176-290-7 Morrissey - Autobiography album art Morrissey Read By David Morrissey (2) Morrissey Read By David Morrissey (2) - Autobiography(11xCD) Penguin Audio ISBN 978-1-61176-290-7 US 2013 Sell This Version
Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business album art Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Album) Harvest Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Low In High School album art Morrissey Low In High School (Album) Étienne, BMG UK 2017 Sell This Version
Morrissey - California Son album art Morrissey California Son (Album) Étienne, BMG France 2019 Sell This Version
Morrissey - I Am Not A Dog On A Chain album art Morrissey I Am Not A Dog On A Chain (Album) Étienne, BMG Europe 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Morrissey - Hairdresser On Fire album art Morrissey Hairdresser On Fire (Single) Odeon Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Viva Hate album art Morrissey Viva Hate (Single) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice Italy 1988 Sell This Version
Morrissey - Suedehead album art Morrissey Suedehead (Single, Maxi) His Master's Voice Australia 1988 Sell This Version

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June 14, 2020
Since joining with Etienne, Morrissey has created some powerful music. It made me wonder how much a label can affect a singer's songwriting and performance, also noticing that Morrissey has changed labels quite often. Morrissey is one of the rare performers who continues to create strong work decade after decade. The below is just about one (very recent) song . . .

Morrissey sings Love Is On Its Way Out with grand panache. Dramatic, Melodramatic and heavy with his characteristic view on what we are doing to the world (backed up with the video). The video implies the song is all about corruption, power, wealth, the lonely persecuted fox - the potential of humanity all gone wrong. But then at the end of the song changes its gaze from the herd of humanity and becomes individual, entreating the listener to reveal Love to him . . .

The lyrics are mainly pretty clear, but can anyone tell me what the end of the song means? Particularly the phrase "the wrong one" repeated. It seems to be the crux of the song and I don't get it. (Typical - the most important bit.)

Is it a tease? Throughout the song he is lamenting the demise of Love (compassion). Then at the end (round 2:20 minutes in the video) he invites the listener and sings, "before it goes, show me what Love is like, be mine and gaze with fondness on the wrong one. The wrong one, the wrong one, very powerfully repeated. Is he stating love goes wrong, attracts mismatches together, unreciprocation . . . a clue may be the grainy photo of the man at the end of the video - who is it?


April 17, 2018
Incredibly talented and intelligent and creative.i read alot of reviews about how he is a bit of a knob these question is-was he ever NOT a knob?


October 7, 2017
I'm sure everybody has artists who everyone else seems to love but they just really don't 'get'. Morissey is that artist for me. His vocals are so bloody annoying they make me cringe! I find his music samey and whiney too, however I'll not deny he has a knack for lyrics. I guess taste is a funny thing.


November 7, 2016
i listen and prefer morrissey's solo music than the smiths. I have never heard music so freeking good. I never get bored with Morrissey and never get sick of it.


January 27, 2016
Morrissey, Morrissey.....Morrissey...what can I say this man is our Frank Sinatra or our Elvis Presley of our time. Love you Morrissey! Who put the M in Mexican


May 22, 2014
When it comes to artists and I don't mean groups "Morrissey" is right up there at the top with the greats. My top 5 picks would be Morrissey, David Bowie, David Sylvian, Patti Smith and Peter Murphy (Yes, Elvis is great too). Morrissey is a great performer but it is his writing, voice, soul and conviction that truly elevates him. He is very charming and should not be judged but admired for his talent. Very few artists today even have natural or real talent, it is as if they are made in a factory in Jersey.
Morrissey however is more original and more relevant now today and always. I have been a fan since the early 80's and I always return to his music every so often to remind myself of the importance of being aware.


September 1, 2012
MOrrissey is Classic! He is hands down one of the most influential musicians ever.

Although some may not agree, Years of Refusal is one of his strongest works and shows the true maturity of an ever evolving and growing artist. This is rare in pop music, for an artist to get better as they age not to simply fade away as their career progresses.

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