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The Boar: "Putting romance into loneliness: The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ at 35" by Callie Bainbridge (July 30, 2021)

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Putting romance into loneliness: The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ at 35

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"After being a fan of one of The Smiths’ most well-known songs, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’, for a number of years, I decided to listen to more of their work in my first year of sixth form. The Smiths quickly became my favourite band and their songs rapidly took over my playlist. I even discovered that they were my mother’s favourite band when she was a university student in the 1980s, resulting in many discussions over our favourite Smiths songs. Their third studio album, The Queen Is Dead, quickly became a stand-out album in my music library."


Another 'looking back' article.
Regards,
FWD.

Omega Auctions: Music Memorabilia Auction Results (June 28, 2021)

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519THE SMITHS POSTER MORRISSEY SIGNED£350 - £450£400
520THE SMITHS ON TOUR WITH JAMES - POOLE POSTER.£150 - £200£340
521MORRISSEY - YOUR ARSENAL (SHOP DISPLAY).£60 - £100£50
522MIKE JOYCE SIGNED SMITHS PROOF SLEEVE.£100 - £150£90
523THE SMITHS 1984 GLASTONBURY.£250 - £350£180
524MORRISSEY - EARLY EXAMPLE OF NEW YORK DOLLS FANZINE.£60 - £100£70
525MORRISSEY / REM / ICE-T - 1991 CREEM MAGAZINE POSTER PRINT.£60 - £100£50
526SMITHS FUTURAMA FESTIVAL 1983 - FLYER AND TICKET.£80 - £120£70
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Dennis Herring (producer) / Twitter - Extraordinary story about the Smiths' songwriting and recording

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This is something I've never heard before. The story is told on Twitter by Dennis Herring, who produced Modest Mouse.

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The Smiths Museum: Creating The Queen Is Dead backdrop by John Featherstone

Far Out: "A track-by-track guide to The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' from Morrissey and Marr" (June 16, 2021)

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On 16th June 1986, The Smiths would release their near faultless third album, The Queen Is Dead, which, for Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, would confirm themselves as being the most important voices of a generation. Now, 35 years later, the album still pulses with the same power and the stories behind the songs all the more important.

The album is widely considered to be The Smiths finest work out of the four records that they made during their time together and encapsulates everything that was great about them. Morrissey’s dark lyricism was juxtaposed alongside Johnny Marr’s sunny guitars, allowing the duality of modern living to come to the fore. The record would become the perfect soundtrack to the 1980s.


A collation of comments track-by-track .
Happy 35th The Queen Is Dead.
Regards,
FWD.

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Shallow Rewards: The Smiths is Dead

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Insightful and informed conversation between Chris Ott and Elliot Busch-Wheaton about Shoplifters of the World and the legacy of the Smiths and Morrissey in America.

Mark Taylor announced limited edition box set of Smiths Indeed fanzines (July 2021 release)

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Mark Taylor announced limited edition box set of Smiths Indeed fanzines

The legendary fanzine Smiths Indeed celebrates the 35th anniversary of issue one with a special limited edition box set of high quality reprints and a limited edition poster.

Produced by editor Mark Taylor with little more than a manual typewriter, Letraset and glue, the 12 issues of Smiths Indeed in 1986-1988 became collectors’ items and often fetch high prices online.

Mark has decided to release the special box set, which will be in a special box and shrink-wrapped with a hand-numbered postcard, to mark the 35th anniversary.

The poster will be released next week and will also be hand numbered and signed by Mark.

The box set will follow in July, with pre-orders announced shortly. Demand is expected to be high so you’ll have to be quick.

For more information about orders, email [email protected]

Johnny Marr video - "Girl Afraid"

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Johnny jogs through 'Girl Afraid.'

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