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Rank(ed)! The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs - MOJO

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Rank(ed)! The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs - MOJO
Does the mind rule the body, or the body rule the mind? Songs that wrestle with that conundrum and more, as featured in the new issue of MOJO.



In the new issue of MOJO (August 2016 / #273), on sale in the UK from July 28, we celebrate The Smiths’ unique universe by presenting their 50 greatest songs.

...Get the new issue of MOJO for the full Hatful, but for now check out MOJO’s bare-bones rundown of The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs.

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The Smiths saluted in Mojo magazine (Aug. 2016)

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The Smiths Saluted In New MOJO Magazine - MOJO
30 years since The Queen Is Dead redefined British rock, the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs, plus Morrissey movie latest and Marr memoir update.



THE NEW MOJO magazine (MOJO 273 / August 2016) is a Smiths extravaganza, with the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs plus brand new insights into their art from the likes of Richard Hawley, Hans Zimmer and Elbow’s Guy Garvey.

...Meanwhile, exclusive access to the set and star of the Morrissey biopic due next year brings new perspectives on The Smiths and their singer, including more on the influence of Morrissey’s friend Anji Hardy, who died of leukaemia in 1977.

“Everybody knows about Morrissey’s fixation with the Moors Murders,” says the film’s writer and director Mark Gill...

"The Queen Is Dead" at 30 - God Is In The TV, The Guardian

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From The Crate: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead (Rough Trade) - God Is In The TV
By Bill Cummings

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The Queen is Dead: Morrissey's style, 30 years on – stylewatch - The Guardian
by Morwenna Ferrier
The Smiths’ seminal album is 30 years old. From a style perspective, from oversized knits to the quiff, Morrissey (the original sad boy) set the tone for emotionally charged male pop stars

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Nalinee Darmrong interviews in Washington City Paper, WAMU

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Links posted by I_Am_A_Disco_Dancer (original posts):

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.

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