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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time drops 3 Smiths albums

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Rolling Stone has updated their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, and three of the Smiths albums previously listed have been dropped. Only The Queen is Dead remains, and, although it has moved up from its previous position to #113, it is shocking to see some of the albums that ranked better!



UPDATE Sep. 23:

Posted by sfchow:

Not sure if this been mentioned, but Morrissey did submit his list of albums to RS

(scroll down; right above Stuart Murdoch!)

I wonder if any of Morrissey's votes made it into the final 500...


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Alain Whyte: Safe-At-Home Sessions Redux (dates vary)

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A completely new recording of the previously released acoustic Safe-At-Home sessions song, I Am Hated For Loving. This new version features improved audio compared to the original so as to match the others in the series. The song was original studio recording of the song is a co-write with Morrissey and first appeared on 1994's Vauxhall And I record.


A completely new recording of the previously released acoustic Safe-At-Home sessions song, Crossroads. This new version features improved audio compared to the original so as to match the others in the series. The original studio version of this tune appeared as the 4th track on the debut solo release, The Experiment EP.


Entirely new recording of the previously released acoustic Safe-At-Home sessions song, Sunny Days. This new version features improved audio compared to the original so as to match the others in the series. Sunny Days will be featured on the...

Matt Berninger (The National) on The Queen is Dead

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matt of the national grows up listening to queen is dead

https://pitchfork.com/features/podcast/the-national-matt-berninger-explains-his-biggest-influences/

Excerpt:

...Jump to high school, and my sister joined a Columbia record house or something like that. It was great, it was a lot of music for really cheap. And my sister brought home—I remember in that first batch—she had The Queen Is Dead, she had Under a Blood Red Sky, by U2.

SS: The live one?

MB: Yeah, the live one. I think she also had Violent Femmes. And so I remember it wasn’t until I was like a sophomore or something that I then heard Violent Femmes and then I heard The Queen Is Dead.

When I was riding around on a golf cart, picking up—I worked at a driving range. And so I worked the front, you know, I washed the balls. I worked at the front counter, I worked at the candy desk, I fixed the video game. This was right down the road from where I lived in Miamitown, Ohio...

NYC Hammerstein Ballroom officially cancelled

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I just received a note that NY is cancelled....



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Crossword puzzle in The Independent includes Smiths references

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I set today's cryptic crossword in the Independent - you can solve it at https://puzzles.independent.co.uk/games/cryptic-crossword-independent/?puzzleDate=20200917#!202009

If and when you solve it, take a look at the completed grid, and see if you can spot anything that may resonate with users of this site

Bassist Guy Pratt on the time he nearly joined the Smiths - Rolling Stone

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From Rolling Stone.

Right around that same time, you nearly wound up touring in the Smiths. How did that happen?
This whole five year period was just f***in’ nuts. By that time, I was working with Bryan Ferry. Myself and [guitarist] Chester Kamen were kind of like his little sorcerer’s apprentices. We were in the studio for like two years with him working on this album [Bête Noire]. One of the songs we were doing was a Smiths instrumental. It was a B side of “Bigmouth Strikes Again” called “Money Changes Everything.”

Bryan, very cleverly, came up with the idea of writing a song over it as a way of tapping into the Smiths audience. We just had trouble getting the sound of it, so Bryan said, “Why don’t we get Johnny Marr to play on it?”

And so Johnny came down to the studio. And Johnny and I...

Morrissey Central "PAINTINGS AT THE LOUVRE, 2020" (Sep. 16, 2020)

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A promo (meme!) of Joey Barton. For reasons (now deleted).


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