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Davyhulme, Lancashire, United Kingdom (1988 – present)

Steven Patrick Morrissey, better known as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, United Kingdom on May 22, 1959.

He was the lead singer of The Smiths, one of the most influential alternative bands in the 1980s. The group split up in 1987 and Morrissey started a successful solo career.

His first solo album, Viva Hate was released only six months after The Smiths split, in March 1988. The album’s first single “Suedehead” peaked at #5, a higher position than any Smiths single had ever achieved. In 1990, Bona Drag, a collection of his solo singles and b-sides, including popular songs such as “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” and “Everyday Is Like Sunday” (which also appears on “Viva Hate”)

His second album 1991’s Kill Uncle was not as well received as his first, with neither single achieving the Top 20. In 1992, the Mick Ronson-produced Your Arsenal was released and included singles such as “Tomorrow” and “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”. A live album, Beethoven Was Deaf, followed in 1993.

In 1994, Morrissey released Vauxhall and I, which contained “The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get”, his biggest hit in the United States, where it peaked at #46. Later that year, Morrissey also recorded a one-off project with Siouxsie of Siouxsie and the Banshees: they sang in duet on the single Interlude.

After “Vauxhall and I”, Morrissey released Southpaw Grammar (1995) and Maladjusted (1997), both of which failed to produce a UK Top 20 single.

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  • CWAS91

    Just got tickets to see him in Dublin again. YASSSS

    27 Sep 6:54pm Reply
  • inproximity

    WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!!!!!

    22 Sep 7:55pm Reply
  • microtesla

    Well, at least he tried.

    22 Sep 3:55am Reply
  • Dreamglasses

    CU SOON! ::-))

    19 Sep 10:35pm Reply
  • t-skyns

    @ivor138 and yet, you keep listening to it. We got it.

    11 Sep 2:49pm Reply
  • lykanthropie

    My falsetto queen.

    9 Sep 6:21pm Reply
  • CosmicPi

    Hey, someone's got to surface all the waste our world ferments in. And he does so splendidly.

    7 Sep 2:36am Reply
  • fabrye

    The new record is very well composed and arranged. I must say it's growing in me, though some parts left me quite baffled. His voice never gets old and we must be thankful just for that.

    5 Sep 10:53am Reply
  • barazuniga

    <3

    2 Sep 1:13am Reply
  • skeletonbone

    baffled how bad his new single is

    1 Sep 8:59pm Reply
  • ivor138

    i listened to ''world peace'' yesterday again just to remind myself how low and shitty a man can get. eat shit, moz! u ruined everything! [2] fuckin' wanker

    1 Sep 3:22pm Reply
  • renata_cabral_

    My heart is open to you, Morrissey.

    1 Sep 4:52am Reply
  • leavethecapitol

    my love

    31 Aug 3:32am Reply
  • R4PGOD

    <3 Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning (and that's just about the only song i can tolerate by this goofball these days)

    29 Aug 2:45pm Reply
  • maxiforthemax

    Okay, my bad. I thought he wrote that review during the peak of The Smiths. Still, this Ramones compilation is really unnecessary. It will be great if he stops talking about most things aside from music as well.

    28 Aug 8:35pm Reply
  • Irryco

    He has been very vocal about his love for Ramones for a long time.

    28 Aug 4:05pm Reply
  • lykanthropie

    @maxiforthemax He had 17 years old at the time, as far as I know... or has searched.

    28 Aug 2:02am Reply
  • Bloody-Lunar

    Best album = Vauxhall. Everything else is just a big ball of ineffectual fluff.

    27 Aug 2:38pm Reply
  • Megapump

    In 1976, Ramones hadn't produced their stronger albums.

    26 Aug 8:06pm Reply
  • maxiforthemax

    Wasn't he vocal about his hate for the Ramones? and now he wants to release a Ramones compilation? fucking wanker. Not only when it comes to music too.

    26 Aug 6:08pm Reply
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