Elise Moore takes a close, loving look at the protean punkster pop star’s masterfully submissive manipulation of sexual imagery – and his wet shorts (special guest post) As a Canadian born in 1975, I knew essentially nothing about Adam Ant… Read More »The Importance of Being Adam Ant
Some years back I posted a piece called ‘The Prettiest Punk‘, about the most fetching three-minute wonders. Scandalously, Adam Ant appeared nowhere in the list. Perhaps this oversight was an unconscious censorship – because otherwise none of the other candidates… Read More »Prince Charming – Adam Ant’s Pop Apotheosis
I wrote an essay for Rolling Stone celebrating the 30th anniversary of the demise of The Smiths, explaining why we’re really lucky that they split in 1987 There’s nothing quite like realizing that it’s three entire decades since the most perfectly beautiful,… Read More »The Smiths Are Dead – Long Live The Smiths!
Well, I’ve read that book. You know, the fastest-selling music biography ever. And while it would be hideously indecorous of me to review it – especially since Morrissey was kind enough not to mention my biography of him – I… Read More »Dear Hero in Prison – Quotes From Morrissey’s Autobiography
‘Has any book in recent memory not actually about wizards provoked so much interest?’ Mark Simpson on the most eagerly-anticipated music biography ever. C4 News, 14 October, 2013 MORRISSEY HAS ALWAYS enjoyed the last laugh. His entire career has been based… Read More »Will Morrissey Have The Last Laugh – Again?