The Smiths

The Smiths


Which Smiths song was inspired by the Chernobyl disaster?
13 June 2019, 16:07 | Updated: 13 June 2019, 16:11

The nuclear power station’s accident in 1986 has been the subject of an acclaimed TV drama… but the real events prompted Morrissey and Johnny Marr to write one of their most famous songs.

One of the most talked about TV series of 2019 is HBO/Sky’s Chernobyl, about the nuclear disaster that befell the Soviet power station in April 1986. The hard-hitting mini-series, written by Craig Mazin, and directed by Johan Renck, has prompted a lot of conversation about the incident - but did you know it inspired one of The Smiths’ most enduring hits?

One of the most rabble-rousing of...

From his appearance on 25th February 2019.

"As the lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Smiths, Johnny Marr has been one of the most influential English musicians of a generation. Since the separation of the Smiths, Johnny Marr has been a member of the Pretenders and has more recently released his third studio album Call the Comet."

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Posted by an anonymous person in the thread Official reviews for California Son:

The first review is out!

It's from Uncut. Can't quite see the score here but it's pretty positive and reads like a 7 or 8/10.
Interestingly, I think Uncut published the first review of Low in High School with a damning score (possibly 5/10) and the conclusion that it was his worst since Kill Uncle.
Please add other reviews to this thread (although there probably won't be many for another few 3 or 4 weeks).

Also posted by an anonymous person:

Morning Starship 4/5
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow 3/5
Only a Pawn in Their Game 4/5
Suffer the Little Children 5/5
Days of Decision 4/5
It's Over 4/5
Wedding Bell Blues 3/5
Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets 3/5
Lady Willpower 5/5
When You Close Your Eyes 3/5...
Originally posted in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread:

Josh Madden & Trent Vanegas discuss The Smiths via a podcast.

To download or listen (50 mins):

First Person - #1006: The Smiths:

Classic Album of the Week: The Smiths’ Debut Remains an Album to Fall in Love with All Over Again - Consequence of Sound

By Libby Cudmore
Not even Morrissey's latter-day sins can taint the pure love listeners feel for this record

See also:

Warner Bros Germany praising The Smiths debut album. Calling it a reference work - thread posted by the.legend

Ein Album, das zum Referenzwerk wurde: "The Smiths" feiert 35. Geburtstag - Warner Music Germany

Ranking: Every Song by The Smiths from Worst to Best

All 72 songs that helped define a generation of misfits straight outta Manchester

"We revisit our definitive Smiths ranking as their debut turns 35 this week."

A huge slice of subjectivity with a comment on each track from 72->1.