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Tuesday 19 January 2010
Peter Watt, Labour’s former general secretary, who has written an explosive book revealing the Blair-Brown faultline running through New Labour, admits that Labour activists may be disappointed that he has published in the run-up to the general election.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Morrissey, the prince of gloomy pop – whose songs of doomed romance and disappointment have touched generations of misfits – reveals today that, aged 50, he is finally at peace with himself.
Monday 26 October 2009
The singer Morrissey was discharged from hospital last night after collapsing on stage with breathing difficulties.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Morrissey was discharged from hospital today after collapsing on stage with breathing difficulties.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Singer Morrissey was taken to hospital unconscious and with breathing problems after collapsing on stage in Swindon last night.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Tuesday 28 July 2009
At London's Wireless Festival last year, Morrissey was a hilarious showman in easy command of his powers, alternating rollicking unreleased songs and Smiths favourites. That was the best I've seen him since his old band split. But just as the subsequent Years of Refusal ruined those good songs with an ear-splitting mix, Morrissey is in headstrong punk mode tonight. The lifelong New York Dolls fan stays fast and loud, as if fearful of the verdict his new album delivers on an old favourite band: "You Were Good in Your Time".
Tuesday 09 June 2009
Monday 04 May 2009
Work: Journalist and author, he co-presents 'The Radcliffe and Maconie Show' on BBC Radio 2
Life: 47, lives in Manchester and the Midlands, married with step-children
Balance: Fell walking in the Lake District
Sunday 03 May 2009
The reunited proto-punk legends are now on their second album of new material since their Morrissey-inspired comeback. The first, 2006's One Day It Will Please Us..., was better than it had any right to be.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Tony Blair's credentials as a football fan famously took a kicking when he was accused of exaggerating his allegiance to Newcastle United.
Friday 26 September 2008
Where are you now and what can you see?
I'm in my house in Newcastle, looking at the tree in my front garden and ignoring all the other things that I'm supposed to be doing right now.
Monday 15 September 2008
Recording Morrissey is never straightforward. The former Smiths frontman is a gifted lyricist and tends to emphasise that aspect of his work. By the time the American producer Jerry Finn worked with him in 2003, the notoriously choosy Morrissey had used four different producers over half a dozen solo albums. He had also relocated to Los Angeles and not released any new music since 1997. For the recording of You Are The Quarry, Finn decided to shake Morrissey out of his comfort zone by changing the singer's modus operandi.
Thursday 21 August 2008
Few people, surely, form feuds with quite the same level of gusto as the Mancunian miserablist Morrissey.
Sunday 08 June 2008
As the introduction cheerfully admits, not all of the songs featured here will change your life, but given that there are not just 1,000 but 1,577 of them, there is a fair chance that one or two might. The book takes the form of a series of essays by Time Out contributors on various categories of song: songs about home, about travel, about food, about drugs, songs used in film soundtracks, English songs, gospel songs, comedy songs, miserabilist country songs and songs by gender-bending artists. Pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop and classical music are all represented, and the essays are intercut with reprinted TO interviews with such luminaries as Morrissey, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Cash, plus various artists on their favourites. (Would you have guessed that David Byrne would opt for Missy Elliott's "Work It"? Or that one of Dizzee Rascal's faves is Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?) And, of course, lists: the top 10 songs about London, the top 10 songs featuring the name Caroline.
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