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Mozipedia: The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths Hardcover – July 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091927099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091927097
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.4 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,750,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A witty, well-informed collection of fact and anecdote, full of fascinating bits and pieces." --"Uncut"

About the Author

Simon Goddard is a regular contributor to Q Magazine and has also written for the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Herald and Uncut. Dubbed 'the Smiths authority' by NME, his 2002 book The Smiths - Songs That Saved Your Life was described as a mighty achievement' by both Time Out and Mojo and is recognised as one of the key works on the group by fans and critics. It is also the only Smiths book to earn the approval of group founder and guitarist Johnny Marr.

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Simon Goddard is the author of...

1] SIMPLY THRILLED (2014)
The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records. Published in hardback and e-book by Ebury Press (UK).

2] ZIGGYOLOGY (2013)
A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust. Published in hardback and e-book by Ebury Press (UK).

3] MOZIPEDIA (2009)
The Encyclopedia of Morrissey & The Smiths. First published in the UK by Ebury. US edition published in blue hardback by Plume/Penguin 2010. Also available in e-book.

4] SONGS THAT SAVED YOUR LIFE (remastered 2013)
The Art of The Smiths 1982-87. First demo version 2002; published 2013 in a definitive version by Titan Books.

His fifth book, ROLLARESQUE, will be published in 2015. He lives in London.

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Mozipedia is worth owning.
P. Medina
No matter if you are fan or not, if you like music, you must read this book for improve your musical knowledge.
Corder
This is the most comprehensive work for researchers of The Smiths and Morrissey.
Takao Suzuki

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. Mcbride on November 16, 2010
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I purchased one for myself and my sister (who introduced me to Moz when I was a kid) and we both absolutely loved it. There's a plethora of information directly and indirectly related to Morrissey pre and post Smiths and it's all written in a very casual style. I set mine out on the coffee table and read an entry or two whenever there's a free moment. It's a great purchase for a fan of The Smiths and/or Morrissey who also happens to be a bit of a knowledge junky.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matt Z. on July 8, 2010
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Simply put, this book is brilliant. Most Smiths/Morrissey publications are terrible, tacky, and painfully biased. Goddard effectively covers every possible topic influencing, tied to, and subsequently related to The Smiths and Morrissey. For a Smiths or Morrissey fan: you should already have this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Medina on February 27, 2010
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Finally, a Morrissey reference book worth reading that is simple, yet very informative on every level of the man. This is in no way a boring or dull book with too much wit writing from authors attempting to out do each other. The author, Simon Goddard has reached out to those desiring a Morrissey song by song listing and detail while with the Smiths and onto his solo career. Additionally, this book includes so much more insights to topics/subject matters that have been associated or of interest to Morrissey throughout his life. Mozipedia is worth owning.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Dale on February 15, 2012
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It's not everything you ever wanted to know about Morrissey, but there's a lot of useful information here. The big emphasis is on the history of songs and albums, with each cultural reference researched and illuminated. It helps you figure out where that sample came from, which 70s track that riff was inspired by, and why Moz used 'Sheridan Whiteside' as an alias on hotel registers. A must have for Morrissey trivia games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Takao Suzuki on August 20, 2011
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This is the most comprehensive work for researchers of The Smiths and Morrissey. While Morrissey is being active, this work is hoped to be revised and updated ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corder on December 8, 2013
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Besides his autobiography, probable this is the best book ever written about Morrissey's songs. the author put in a few and simple words the origins, ideas a situation that inspired Morrissey and co-writers to create every song. No matter if you are fan or not, if you like music, you must read this book for improve your musical knowledge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Van Meer on October 15, 2013
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Wunderful read, very indept info. Sometimes the writer gives his view/opinion and that often seems right but might not be verifiable. Great photos. Simply a must have for the fan. So Get IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rudy Gardea on January 15, 2014
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This was a Nice Christmas present fro my sister and she was very surprised and happy with the copy. I appreciate the ease of transaction and the honest description. Thanks.
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