Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 (revised edition)

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 178116259X

Category: Music

Page: 352

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The Smiths' brief but brilliant career lasted only five years, long enough to carve their name as the greatest and most influential British band of the 1980s. From the perfect pop of 'This Charming Man' to their iconic masterpiece The Queen Is Dead, songwriters Morrissey and Johnny Marr created a body of work which saw them championed as the Lennon and McCartney of their day Songs That Saved Your Life has been hailed by both fans and critics as the essential book on The Smiths' music. The first examination of the group by acclaimed Mozipedia author Simon Goddard, it details the writing and recording of the entire Morrissey/Marr catalogue from their first bedroom demo to the band's sudden split including lost tracks and rare outtakes. This brand new edition has been thoroughly revised by the author to include an even more comprehensive studio chronology and easily referenced appendices covering live, radio and TV appearances. For new and diehard apostles alike, Songs That Saved Your Life remains the definitive document on the art of The Smiths.

The Smiths

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898807357

Category:

Page: 344

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Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition)

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1781162581

Category: Music

Page: 0

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One of the seminal groups of the Eighties, The Smiths' career was as brilliant as it was brief. Now, drawing on interviews with band members, producers, and colleagues, music journalist Simon Goddard presents a meticulous chronological survey of the group's musical evolution, from their first demos in 1982 to their final fractured studio session five years later. Investigating the stories behind the songs, and detailing every British TV and radio session, he also offers a unique analysis of each track's concert life. Granted unprecedented access to The Smiths' studio archives and to the private collection of outtakes and rehearsals retained by drummer Mike Joyce, the author lifts the lid on unreleased material as well as the lost songs and alternate versions that have remained closely guarded secrets until now.

Mozipedia

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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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 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.

Story Behind the Protest Song

Author: Hardeep Phull

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 6695


Looks at fifty of the most influential musical protests of the twentieth-century, including songs about the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, animal rights, and teenage rebellion.

Franz Ferdinand

Author: Hamilton Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905287000

Category: Music

Page: 212

View: 1923


Hailed as the first great album of 2004, Franz Ferdinand's eponymous debut prompted Rolling Stone magazine to name the spiky Scottish band as one of the hot acts of the year. The band also won Britain's Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year and three 2005 BRIT Awards. Riding high on their success, and now heard on alt-rock airwaves across the U.S., Franz Ferdinand recently released their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. This biography places the band's achievement in the context of the exciting Glasgow music scene from which they emerged; there is also complete coverage of the tours and the first and second albums.

Ziggyology

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3460


He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth... and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

Fixed Income Markets

Author: Moorad Choudhry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 932

View: 8684


This book is a comprehensive and in-depth account of the global debt capital markets. It covers a wide range of instruments and their applications, including derivative instruments. Highlights of the book include: Detailed description of the main products in use in the fixed income markets today, including analysis and valuation Summary of market conventions and trading practices Extensive coverage of associated derivatives including futures, swaps, options and credit derivatives Writing style aimed at a worldwide target audience An overview of trading and investment strategy. The contents will be invaluable reading for anyone with an interest in debt capital markets, especially investors, traders, bond salespersons, risk managers and banking consultants.

Rollaresque

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 675


London 1962. Five young hooligans have formed a band and are on a collision course with the austere and intolerant values of post-war Britain. From their beginning in a scummy flat off the Kings Road to the notorious Redlands scandal, this is the anarchic rollercoaster ride of the Stones’ first five years. We follow our heroes in a rags-to-riches romp of sex, scandal, mischief and uproarious behaviour as they challenge the establishment, invent the archetype of the rebellious, parent-scaring rock star lothario and, eventually, receive their comeuppance from the powers that be. Presented with the audacious wit and bawdy humour of a vintage novel, complete with Dickensian illustrations, Rollaresque celebrates the young Stones in the grand English literary tradition of lovable rogues. This is the music biography reinvented as a ripping yarn.

Simply Thrilled

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147350208X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6054


They had just a few hundred pounds, one band missing a drummer, a sock drawer for an office, more dreams than sense and not a clue between them how to run a record company. But when Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins decided to start their own label from a shabby Glasgow flat in 1979, nobody was going to stand in their way. Postcard Records was the mad, makeshift and quite preposterous result. Launching the careers of Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and cult heroes Josef K, the self-styled ‘Sound of Young Scotland’ stuck it to the London music biz and, quite by accident, kickstarted the 1980s indie music revolution. Simon Goddard has interviewed everyone involved in the making of the Postcard legend to tell this thrilling rock’n’roll story of punk audacity, knickerbocker glories, broken windscreens, raccoon-fur hats, comedy, violence and creating something beautiful from nothing, against all the odds.