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Torr writes:

We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959) available to view online:

“Spring Heeled Jim” features several samples from "We Are the Lambeth Boys", a 1959 British documentary by Karel Reisz about the daily activities of members of the Alford House Youth Club, Kennington in late 1950s London.

The dialogue excerpted is from two different conversations, one about a fight between young men and another about abolishing of the death penalty. In the song the two conversations are spliced together to make it sound like one. The points of the video in which the dialogue occur are:

24:32 - 25:29 “They’re gonna get a team and go out and do it; Smitty and them”

29:50 - 30:05 “One fellar was in the coper’s arms wasn’t he? And the other had a gun, and he was free, and he shot him.”

31:18 - 31:29 “And they catch him, and they say he’s mental.”
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Please, Please, Please: a tribute to The Smiths - American Laundromat Records

The Wedding Present, Tanya Donelly, Doug Martsch cover The Smiths for new tribute
- Slicing Up Eyeballs


American Laundromat Records has enlisted a herd of indie-rock luminaries — including The Wedding Present, Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, Throwing Muses co-founder Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis and Stars — to contribute covers of more than 20 classic songs by The Smiths for a new tribute album to be released this December.

We first reported on...
From today's Manchester Evening News:

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker reveals jealousy over Morrissey and the Smiths


But he told an audience of 500 fans at Manchester Town Hall that he thought the success of The Smiths had stolen his thunder when he was just a lad.

Speaking to DJ Dave Haslam at his latest Close Up event as part of the Manchester Weekender, Jarvis said that seeing Morrissey singing with The Smiths on Top Of The Pops made him worry 'there was no room for two northern misfits' in music.
Jarvis, who started Pulp in 1978 when he was just 15 years old, added: "It took me a long time to get over that, and it was just petty jealousy really. Can I apologise for that?"
Jarvis and Moz only met once - on a small aeroplane to Ireland.

"Morrissey was just sat there," Jarvis recalled. "Obviously, we're both very...
From the November issue of Record Collector:
  • Complete the crossword, and win a super-deluxe Smiths Complete Box Set
  • Profile of arch-Smiths collector Billy Albert
  • The Billy Albert profile mentions his excellent site, which has some excellent stuff, including Smiths & Morrissey articles.
  • Rough Trade Collectables (No Smiths)
  • And a review of Adam Ant (Chelsea)...
The Queen Is Dead in Brett Anderson's Favourite 13 Albums
tender_hooligan posted the link (original post):

"[...] Obviously Morrissey is known as a great lyricist but I think he's probably the greatest lyricist. I don't think Dylan is in the same league, with his songs about the 'Jack of Hearts' and things like that. Some of his lyrics are great, but they're not as powerful as Morrissey's. He had a brilliantly balanced dance between the wit and darkness. [...]"

More @ There's A Song Playing: Brett Anderson's Favourite 13 Albums

Josh Caterer (Smoking Popes) talks about Morrissey
goinghome posted the link (original post):

The former front woman of the Indie Pop band "Bis" has recently been working on her art for a exhibition to be held as part of the Glasgow Pop Fest

The exhibition is based on her reworking popular album covers in her own unique style of art , she has recently reworked on album covers of albums by Belle and Sebastian , X-Ray Spex, B52s and many more

Her latest creation is a reworking of the Smiths Album Meat is Murder


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Link posted by Bluebirds in the forums (original post):

Latest from the courts:

Morrissey's NME libel case: judge to decide on jury trial - The Guardian
Britain's most senior libel judge, Mr Justice Tugendhat, to decide if former Smiths frontman's case should be set a high court date


Mr Justice Tugendhat is expected to decide within weeks whether the former Smiths frontman should be set a high court date for his long and bitter battle against NME over the article, first published four years ago.

Lawyers for the singer told the court on Tuesday that he is willing to be cross-examined as a witness if the trial goes ahead. Morrissey is suing...
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Noel Gallagher Hits The Radio - Clash Music
Talks Life, Oasis, Morrissey


Asked about his upcoming live performances, Noel Gallagher stated that his attitudes haven't changed. Reflecting on past shows, the songwriter recalled an incident while on tour with Oasis.

"Morrissey said to me one night, sorry to name-drop here but there we go, Morrissey said to us one night in the dressing room, he’d come to see us in LA, it was before we went on stage, he said ‘So, what can we expect tonight?’ and I was like ‘Well, I don’t know’, and he said ‘Do you have any new moves?’ ‘No, just got the music, mate’, and he kind of give a withering look."

"I said to him, and this is the best thing that’s ever been said to me by anybody, someone came in and said ‘Five minutes to...