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  • Published: 24 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407028842
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576


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.

  • Published: 24 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781407028842
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 576

About the author

Simon Goddard

Simon Goddard grew up in Wales and Scotland before studying art in the North of England. He later moved to London to work as a music journalist and is now recognised as one of the most unique voices in pop writing. In addition to Simply Thrilled, he has written acclaimed books about The Smiths and Morrissey (Songs That Saved Your Life, Mozipedia), Bowie (Ziggyology) and the Stones (Rollaresque). Mozipedia was voted Mojo magazine readers’ Book Of The Year and has since been published in three continents.

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Praise for Mozipedia

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

Q magazine

The next best thing to Morrissey’s autobiography

GQ magazine

A superb achievement


The perfect gift for any Morrissey fan

Daily Telegraph

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

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