The last of the famous international playboys...
Morrissey, whose real name is Steven Morrissey, is an English singer who began his musical career as the leader of the group "The Smiths". He is also particularly recognized for having been one of the great innovators in Indie music (Independent Stage).
He was first part of “Nosebleeds” in 1978 before switching to “The Smiths” from 1982. Flagship group of the 80s which produced hits such as “This charming man”, “What difference does it make ?" and others "Heaven knows I’m miserable now".
The singer's first solo album "Viva hate" was released in 1988, eight months after the breakup of "The Smiths". And for a first draft, it's a masterstroke. The album is a huge success, notably thanks to 2 major tracks which are "Suedehead" and "Everyday is like Sunday"
New successes in 1989 with the release of the album "Bona drag" from which the single hits "The last of the famous international playboys" and "Interesting drug" will be extracted.
The pass of 3 will not happen as the next album "Kill Uncle" is only relatively successful.
Business resumed in 1992 with the album "Your arsenal" which will count as the main hit "We hate it when opur friends become successful".
Two years later, in 1994, new album No.1 of the Top album with "Vauxhall and I" which Morrisssey considers his best. And which contains the hit "The more you ignore me, the closer I get." But it will be his last major success.
He will produce a last single hit with the track "Interlude" which he sings in duet with Siouxsie Sioux. Other albums will be released later but will not be able to compete in quality with the previous ones.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Everyday is like sunday 1988
The last of the famous international playboys 1989
Interesting drug 1989
November spawned a monster 1990
Piccadily palare 1990
Our Frank 1991
Pregnant for the last time 1991
We hate it when our friends become successful 1992
The more you ignore me, the closer I get 1994
Alma matters 1997
1988 ... after a busy career with the Smiths, here is Morrissey solo. And the least we can say is that it has lost none of its splendor !
1988 ... a year of transition between two eras for him and which saw him record his first two world-class solo hits. We couldn't ask for a better retraining !
1989 ... one would have thought that without the Smiths, Morrissey would no longer exist. Oh no, it is quite the opposite even !
1989 ... a dynamic that does not weaken. A perfectly mastered second part of his career, to say the least
1990 ... the 1980s were the decade of the 'Smiths' phenomenon. The 90s will be the decade of the 'Morrissey' phenomenon !
1990 ... the minimum union for him henceforth is 2 minimum hits per year. Here is the second for the year 1990
1991 ... a new vintage which is restarting on the hats of the wheel. A wave of hits that nobody and nothing can stop
1991 ... his biggest hit of the year. A particularly rock year 1991, even RockaBilly. A genre that is out of fashion but which he brings up to date with obvious talent
1992 ... and it's all started again in this new year. A vigor that does not weaken, just like its inspiration !
1994 ... after an empty year 1993, hey, he's back in great shape. So much so that he signs here one of his biggest hits !
1994 ... when 2 of the biggest names of the 1980s sing together, the result can only be sumptuous! MA-GIC !
1995 ... and the years go by, and the quality is maintained, no matter what. This is called talent, the real one !
1997 ... his last notorious hit of the decade. A title that still works perfectly. And it is far from over, because the following decade promises to be so promising ...
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