The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths
The definitive guide to everything you could possibly need to know about Morrissey and The Smiths
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 of Mozipedia make 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, making Mozipedia the last word on Morrissey and The Smiths.
“Genius ... the fullest portrait of Morrissey yet put to paper. Goddard has become what Hunter Davies is to The Beatles or Jon Savage is to punk; the number one authority on the subject”
“The next best thing to Morrissey’s autobiography”
“A superb achievement”
“The perfect gift for any Morrissey fan”
“A witty, well-informed collection of fact and anecdote, full of fascinating bits and pieces”
“Goddard widens his previous book's mixture of detail and passionate celebration to Morrissey's entire aesthetic universe”
Dave Hill, The Guardian