Sinéad O'Connor: The Last Interview

and Other Conversations

Introduction by Kristin Hersh
Edited by Melville House
Paperback
$19.99 US
On sale Nov 19, 2024 | 176 Pages | 978-1-68589-185-5
A significant collection of interviews with the defiant, controversial, and ground-breaking singer, songwriter, and activist throughout her turbulent career . . .

Brilliant, loveable, mercurial, troubled: Sinéad O'Connor was one of the most important Irish artists of the past 50 years. Her voice inspired awe, and her songs traversed the full spectrum of the human spirit, addressing both emotional despair and incandescent joy with glorious, fearless ardor. 

This collection covers the entire span of O'Connor's short life, in her own words. From giddy teenager to seasoned superstar, from her devotion to her children to her consistent and compelling passion for activism, Sinéad's message never wavered. Her interviews reveal a character that was complicated, confident, and clear.

These conversations render O'Connor as an ingenue and as a flirt, in love and in strife, in turbulent times and calm; they follow her lifelong quest for spiritual truth; they flaunt her mordant, coruscating wit. In them, O'Connor lives through her meteoric rise to fame after releasing megasmash albums The Lion and the Cobra and I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, and she recounts what happened when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"--a shocking act of protest that got her blacklisted at the time but has since earned her respect.

Unguarded and unpredictable, O'Connor, in these interviews, is the woman who electrified the globe: imaginative, vulnerable, opinionated, and eloquent.
Table of Contents
 
Introduction     
Kristin Hersh
New Orleans, May 2024
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Interview by Kate Holmquist
The Irish Times
October 17th, 1986
 
I Open My Mouth and Scream
Interview by Barry Egan
New Musical Express
October 29, 1988
 
Sinead O’Connor: The Rolling Stone Interview
Interview by David Wild
March 1, 1991
 
Special Child
Interview by Bob Gucccione, Jr.
Spin
November 1991
 
Going It Alone
Interview by Deirdre Mulrooney
“Mothers and Babies” supplement, The Irish Independent
July 2004
 
Jah Nuh Dead
Interview by Nicholas Jennings
Inside Entertainment
July 2005
 
Something Beautiful
Interview by Jody Denberg
KUTX 98.9 Radio, Austin, Texas
April 11, 2007
 
Q&A: Sinead O’Connor on How Gays Changed Her Life and Getting Her D*ck Hard
Interview by Chris Azzopardi
Pride Source
July 22, 2014
 
Protest Singer
The View/American Broadcasting Company
June 25, 2021

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A significant collection of interviews with the defiant, controversial, and ground-breaking singer, songwriter, and activist throughout her turbulent career . . .

Brilliant, loveable, mercurial, troubled: Sinéad O'Connor was one of the most important Irish artists of the past 50 years. Her voice inspired awe, and her songs traversed the full spectrum of the human spirit, addressing both emotional despair and incandescent joy with glorious, fearless ardor. 

This collection covers the entire span of O'Connor's short life, in her own words. From giddy teenager to seasoned superstar, from her devotion to her children to her consistent and compelling passion for activism, Sinéad's message never wavered. Her interviews reveal a character that was complicated, confident, and clear.

These conversations render O'Connor as an ingenue and as a flirt, in love and in strife, in turbulent times and calm; they follow her lifelong quest for spiritual truth; they flaunt her mordant, coruscating wit. In them, O'Connor lives through her meteoric rise to fame after releasing megasmash albums The Lion and the Cobra and I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, and she recounts what happened when she ripped up a photo of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"--a shocking act of protest that got her blacklisted at the time but has since earned her respect.

Unguarded and unpredictable, O'Connor, in these interviews, is the woman who electrified the globe: imaginative, vulnerable, opinionated, and eloquent.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
 
Introduction     
Kristin Hersh
New Orleans, May 2024
 
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Interview by Kate Holmquist
The Irish Times
October 17th, 1986
 
I Open My Mouth and Scream
Interview by Barry Egan
New Musical Express
October 29, 1988
 
Sinead O’Connor: The Rolling Stone Interview
Interview by David Wild
March 1, 1991
 
Special Child
Interview by Bob Gucccione, Jr.
Spin
November 1991
 
Going It Alone
Interview by Deirdre Mulrooney
“Mothers and Babies” supplement, The Irish Independent
July 2004
 
Jah Nuh Dead
Interview by Nicholas Jennings
Inside Entertainment
July 2005
 
Something Beautiful
Interview by Jody Denberg
KUTX 98.9 Radio, Austin, Texas
April 11, 2007
 
Q&A: Sinead O’Connor on How Gays Changed Her Life and Getting Her D*ck Hard
Interview by Chris Azzopardi
Pride Source
July 22, 2014
 
Protest Singer
The View/American Broadcasting Company
June 25, 2021