Set the Boy Free

Set the Boy Free

The Autobiography

Book - 2016
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"The memoirs of the legendary guitarist and cofounder of seminal British band The Smiths recalls his childhood in working-class Manchester, his early collaborations with Stephen Morrissey, the ideological differences that triggered his departure and his influential solo career,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062438690
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 M3488M 2016
Characteristics: ix, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm


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Nov 07, 2019

Unique for his thoughts on running, fashion, and color. But mostly interesting if you're a fan of The Smiths or Modest Mouse.

Oct 30, 2017

If the boy is evil, then it belongs in chains.

KickyMcGee Jan 15, 2017

I grew up in the 1980s with all of the "alternateen" music that I could get, and that definitely included the Smiths, and the face of the Smiths was Morrissey. The HEART and the SOUL of the Smiths, though, was Johnny Marr, and that's probably why I picked up this book. Right away I realized that I didn't know ANYTHING about this man, but I discovered in that moment that there was a LOT that I wanted to know about him. Charming, heartbreaking, funny, very human, Set the Boy Free doesn't pull any punches, but it allows for a look into a bona-fide genius who doesn't come across as an "holier than thou" or as less than human. A great read even if you're not a fan.


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