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Nalinee Darmrong interviews in Washington City Paper, WAMU

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Nalinee Darmrong Discusses Her New Photobook of The Smiths - Washington City Paper
Before she was 9:30 Club's house photographer, Nalinee Darmrong spent some years on the road with the legendary U.K. band.

‘There At A Special Time’ — A D.C. Punk On Her Teen Years Touring With The Smiths - Bandwidth / WAMU

Take Me Back to Dear Old Jersey: Chris Gethard on the Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ - SPIN

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Take Me Back to Dear Old Jersey: Chris Gethard on the Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ - SPIN
The comedian and longtime Smiths megafan discusses 'Queen' in advance of the album's 30th birthday


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"The Queen Is Dead" turns 30 - articles on Pitchfork, NME

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Not sure if these were reported already...

The Smiths were way more subsversive than we (and David Cameron) care to remember - Pitchfork (The Pitch)
The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Annotated for 30th Anniversary: Watch - Pitchfork (Liner Notes documentary)



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The Incredible Full Story Behind The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Told By The Band - NME
You might be able to recite every lyric off by heart, but how well do you really know ‘The Queen is Dead’? Did you know, for example, that the Stones, The Stooges and spliffs all helped shape its sound? Or that...

Exhibition: Nalinee Darmrong : The Smiths: 1985-86 in Washington D.C. (Artist talk: June 18, 2016)

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Exhibition of photos by Nalinee Darmrong from her book The Smiths: 1985-86 at Studio 1469 in Washington D.C.

Artist Talk + Book Signing: Saturday, June 18th, 6 – 9 PM. Remarks at 7 PM.


Exhibition: June 17 through August 2016

"The Smiths" name thought in Tom Hingley biog "Carpet Burns"

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Am not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere. I did a search and couldn't find it. In Tom Hingley's autobiography "Carpet Burns: Life with the Inspiral Carpets" (Amazon link) he mentions using a rehearsal space "Out of the Blue" in Blossom Street, Ancoats. He mentions that the word was that The Smiths had also used the rehearsal space. Nearby in Sherratt Street there was an old pub named The Smith's Arms. The place was apparently decorated with pages from the "Daily Record" newspaper recording moments from WW2 including D-Day and VE Day. One headline there, says Tom, was 'Louder Than Bombs'. Now I understand that "Louder than Bombs" comes from Elizabeth Smart. Am just reporting what Tom wrote.

"I Know It's Overrated" - The Queen Is Dead turns 30 - The Quietus

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I Know It's Overrated: The Queen Is Dead Turns Thirty - The Quietus
Simon Price , June 13th, 2016 06:10

In the three decades since its release, The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead has repeatedly been hailed as the band's crowning achievement, and regularly features in lists of the greatest albums ever made. Lifelong Smiths fan Simon Price, however, is not so sure

"The Queen Is Dead" Turns 30 - Track by Track - Consequence Of Sound

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Pretty funny writeup from Consequence of Sound:

The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Turns 30
A track-by-track breakdown of the celebrated album's most "Morrissey" lyrics
By Bryn Rich

Excerpt:

Thirty-seven minutes.

That’s how long it takes The Queen Is Dead to cover sleazy record company executives, unrequited love, regicide, suicide, organized religion, women’s bodies, dead poets, and pretty much every other theme you could possibly imagine. In one swoop, The Smiths perfectly summed up the personal and political challenges of life in the UK during Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s.

Nalinee Darmrong interview in Washingtonian

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Link posted by FROSTY (original post):

You’ve Got to See This Local Photographer’s Book About Her Teenage Years Touring With the Smiths - Washingtonian
By Greta Weber on June 8, 2016
Nalinee Darmrong captured the band at its commercial peak.

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