Morrissey

Real Name:
Steven Patrick Morrissey
Profile:
British singer and songwriter (born May 22, 1959, in Manchester, UK), best known as the former lead singer and co-founder of The Smiths with Johnny Marr. He began his music career in the late 1970s as a lead singer for punk bands. He formed Sulky Young (renamed The Tee Shirts) and later paired for a short time with Billy Duffy for a handful of live performances. In 1982, Morrissey and Marr formed The Smiths, and he remained in the band until he decided to leave in late 1987. He debuted as a solo artist in 1988.

Previously worked at the Inland Revenue.
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Albums

none Viva Hate — Morrissey Morrissey Viva Hate (Album, Comp, Single) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice none US 1988 Sell This Version
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9 26514-4, 4-26514 Kill Uncle — Morrissey Morrissey Kill Uncle (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 9 26514-4, 4-26514 US 1991 Sell This Version
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4-26994, 4-26994 Your Arsenal — Morrissey Morrissey Your Arsenal (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 4-26994, 4-26994 US 1992 Sell This Version
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TOCP 7741, 7 89061 2 Beethoven Was Deaf — Morrissey Morrissey Beethoven Was Deaf (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice TOCP 7741, 7 89061 2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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none Vauxhall And I — Morrissey Morrissey Vauxhall And I (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Snippets Of The Album Morrissey Snippets Of The Album "Vauxhall & I"(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Parlophone none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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24 59394 Southpaw Grammar — Morrissey Morrissey Southpaw Grammar (Album) RCA Victor 24 59394 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
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TCD 0954 In Concert-632 — Morrissey Morrissey In Concert-632(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0954 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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TCD1070 In Concert 659 — Morrissey Morrissey / David Bowie Morrissey / David Bowie - In Concert 659(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International, BBC World Service TCD1070 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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536036-2 Maladjusted — Morrissey Morrissey Maladjusted (Album) Island Records, Island Records 536036-2 1997 Sell This Version
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99-43 In The Zone — Morrissey The Smiths / Morissey* The Smiths / Morissey* - In The Zone(2xCDr, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 99-43 US 1999 Sell This Version
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none You Are The Quarry - Interview Disc — Morrissey Morrissey You Are The Quarry - Interview Disc Attack Records (3) none 2004 Sell This Version
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ATKDX001 You Are The Quarry — Morrissey Morrissey You Are The Quarry (Album, Comp) Attack Records (3) ATKDX001 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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ATKCD014 Live At Earls Court — Morrissey Morrissey Live At Earls Court (Album) Attack Records (3) ATKCD014 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
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ATKCD016 Ringleader Of The Tormentors — Morrissey Morrissey Ringleader Of The Tormentors (Album) Attack Records (3) ATKCD016 Malaysia 2006 Sell This Version
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IC0987 In Concert - 987 — Morrissey Morrissey In Concert - 987(CD) BBC Transcription IC0987 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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IC 1045 In Concert-1045 — Morrissey Morrissey In Concert-1045(CD, Transcription) BBC Music IC 1045 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Years Of Refusal — Morrissey Morrissey Years Of Refusal (Album) Polydor, Polydor none UK 2009 Sell This Version
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ISBN 978-1-61176-290-7 Autobiography — Morrissey 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
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3781656 World Peace Is None Of Your Business — Morrissey Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Album) Harvest 3781656 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
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PROMOBMG1426 Low In High School — Morrissey Morrissey Low In High School (Album) Étienne, BMG PROMOBMG1426 UK 2017 Sell This Version
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none California Son — Morrissey Morrissey California Son (Album) Étienne, BMG none France 2019 Sell This Version
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538589392, 4050538589399 I Am Not A Dog On A Chain — Morrissey Morrissey I Am Not A Dog On A Chain (Album) Étienne, BMG, BMG 538589392, 4050538589399 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

VHPRO 1, TCPOP 1618 Viva Hate — Morrissey Morrissey Viva Hate (Single) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice VHPRO 1, TCPOP 1618 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
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POP 1618 Suedehead — Morrissey Morrissey Suedehead (Single, Maxi) His Master's Voice POP 1618 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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maxal

maxal

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?
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bell-end

bell-end

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

Chalkers

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.
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kylevaldes

kylevaldes

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.
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pandaroc

pandaroc

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
diamondog

diamondog

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.
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beatmakershq

beatmakershq

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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