Peter Serafinowicz Sings Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’

Peter Serafinowicz sings Morrissey

Peter Serafinowicz sings Morrissey

The thing with books is, no matter how well written they may be, you can’t dance to them. And Morrissey’s autobiography Autobiography is no exception.

Thankfully the British comedian Peter Serafinowicz – of Shaun of the Dead and Darth Maul’s voice fame – has come up with a solution. To set each page of the book (and there are over 400) to the music of the Smiths, and sing the words the way Morrissey would (and occasionally, the way Morrissey would if he were tone deaf).

Here’s page 1:

And here’s page 2:

Granted, he’s only done two pages so far, and he’s already used the “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” gag in the video description for page 2, so it’s probable we’re not going to get as far as the footnotes.

He’s clearly started something he couldn’t finish.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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