Another Morrissey’s Birthday Without The Rest Of The Smiths

Steven Patrick Morrissey, or shortened and much more recognisable, Morrissey, turns 58 today.

This English singer, songwriter and author is one of the most influential figures of modern English music scene. He is most well known as the frontman of “The Smiths”, a band active only from 1982 to 1987, but with an enormous legacy left behind.

After the band’s hiatus, Morrissey had a very fruitful solo career during which he recorded 10 albums, generally very well accepted both by critics and audience alike. He also published several books – about the band “New York Dolls”, actor James Dean, even an autobiography. A man of many talents, indeed.

“The Smiths” were an absolutely amazing band. They had very original sound at the time and came to be considered one of the first Britpop bands. That being said, Morrissey’s solo works are no less impressive. His lyrics still have the same edge as they used to, they are satirical and direct, and his voice is as recognisable as ever.

Every once in awhile, we hear stories about “The Smiths” reunion. According to Morrissey, it isn’t going to happen: “It’s no longer a question of time or wounds but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense anymore.” It seems that differences between him and Johnny Marr are just too great to be resolved. Well, one can only hope.

But, maybe it’s for the best. It seems that Morrissey is doing just fine on his own, and I’m sure this birthday boy of ours has much more to offer us.

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