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—Rough Trade Records (UK)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A leading label of British punk and new wave music, Rough Trade was originally a specialist record store in the Notting Hill district of London. The store was opened in 1976 by Geoff Travis to sell reggae, dub and other rare records...

The Light That Never Goes Out

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

Scholarly Books

...Andrew Male: Which songs are most obviously a result of your Catholic upbringing? Morrissey: Everything. There’s absolutely nothing else. Turning Towards Rome The signpost featured on the back of The Smiths’ last...

The Oxymoronic Self

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

Scholarly Books

...Irish blood, English heartthis I’m made of. Ten Parts Crumlin, Ten Parts Old Trafford ‘Ireland,’ according to George Bernard Shaw, ‘is of all countries the most foreign to England.’ Shaw, Our Theatres...

The Smiths

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The Art of Coyness

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

Scholarly Books

...My only weakness is … well, never mind. Telling the Truth by Means of a Lie There is a famous scene in the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup in which Groucho defends his client by pleading his insanity in the following paradoxical...

Celibacy, Abstinence and Rock ’n’ Roll

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

Scholarly Books

...I am a ghostand as far as I knowI haven’t even died. On being a Living Sign In the last song on Ringleader Of The Tormentors, with a gift for the upside-down, Morrissey sings: At last I am born historians note I am...

The Smiths' Meat is Murder

Joe Pernice

Joe Pernice is the singer-songwriter behind The Pernice Brothers. His previous band was The Scud Mountain Boys, and he has also recorded under the name Chappaquiddick Skyline. He runs his own record label and has also published a book of poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

33 1/3 Books

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...A Catholic high school near Boston in 1985. A time of suicides, gymnasium humiliations, smoking for beginners, asthma attacks, and incendiary teenage infatuations. Infatuations with a girl (Allison), with a band (The Smiths...