Tag: Morrissey

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When Ziggy played B&Q

A Defining Me contributor whom I didn’t mention in my previous post is Bill Mather, because I thought his subject deserved a post all to itself. I was…

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The Smiths 1983

The Smiths meant a great deal to me in 1983 for some reason… But what were they on about? What were they telling us thirty years ago? ‘This…

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Avian Cull

The Tamworth Estate tower blocks lie within the borough of Trafford, even though they share the east side of Chorlton Road (B5218) with Manchester’s Hulme, M15. Their ‘brutalist’…

Jean Marais 'Orphee' 1949

Orpheus & Narcissus 1983

Trixie’s Big Red Motorbike – Norman & Narcissus (1983) I heard this song on John Peel’s Radio 1 show in 1983 and taped it. The vocals are by…

Lancashire Rose, John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent

The Stone Roses made some middle-aged people very happy today, by announcing that they will play Heaton Park in June 2012. Stone roses are common in Manchester, because…

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Nicked from New York

Includes Text from ‘The New York Dolls’ by Morrissey (1981) Manchester & New York are very different cities but they have certain striking similarities: nineteenth-century architecture and infra-structure;…