The Smiths

The Smiths

Johnny sharing some amps associated with The Smiths via Instagram.

One for the musos perhaps.
Link via @ordinaryboy86:

Johnny Marr scotches Smiths reunion rumours: 'Nigel Farage on guitar'

Johnny Marr responds to Smiths reunion rumours with swipe at Morrissey's political stance.

"Nigel Farage on guitar": Johnny Marr responds to The Smiths reunion rumours

Johnny Marr has quashed rumours The Smiths are set to reunite

Johnny Marr commnets...
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Concert industry insiders, not authorized to speak publicly, say concert giant “Live Nation” has won the rights for the long-awaited Smiths reunion to happen next year. We know what you’re already singing to yourself (“stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before”), but because dates and venues are already said to be in the “plotting stage,” this would indicate that a Morrissey-Marr reunion is closer than ever to becoming a reality. There’s no word yet on if all four original members will share the concert stage. Morrissey just completed his “California Son” tour. According to his website, Johnny Marr has no upcoming shows scheduled. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.

Johnny Marr's Twitter response when asked regarding this story - Twitter (November 6, 2019), link via @ordinaryboy86:

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TV Editor Catrin Osborne discusses the legacy of The Smiths as a quintessential university band.


"Within the ephemeral online culture of Gen Z (those of us born after 1996) has risen the phenomenon of posting explicitly depressive statements which draws parallels with many of Morrisey’s lyrics. No song by The Smiths exemplifies this better than ‘How Soon is Now?’. A song that pairs Johnny Marr’s jangly guitar with Morrisey’s lamentations on the experience of a failed night out where he concludes ‘And you go home and you cry / And you want to die’. This juxtaposition between joyous instrumental and sorrowful lyrics seems as popular now as it was when it was released. Dubbed ‘sadfishing,’ young people are oversharing their emotions online in the modern age and this is reflected in a lot of...
A follow-up to a story by The Lancashire Post in January - where they were looking for anyone who attended any Smiths' gigs in Lancashire as a book was being written.
Information about a signed, limited run hardback surfaced in July.
It is now complete and available shortly (due on or around September 29).
The article features a few fan recollections from the book as a taster.

The Smiths – The Day I Was There is by Richard Houghton & published via This Day In Music Books:

'A new book about indie music legends The Smiths recalls memories of the band’s famous live concerts. Here, in an exclusive excerpt, we look back to some of the Manchester band’s Lancashire dates'

"The Smiths – The Day I Was There, compiled by music historian Richard Houghton, is a ‘people’s history’ containing more than 400 fan recollections of the group’s live shows, including memories of the band’s...
(originally posted in the Strange/unexpected Moz references? thread)

Saw the UK film, 'Blinded By The Light' and the main character tells his girlfriend he is going to Manchester Uni. 'Why because of The Smiths' she asks. 'No because it is 4 hours from Luton'

I imagine that joke only works if you are from the UK?

The girlfriend later on tells the same boy that she had a previous boyfriend who thought he was Morrissey.

It is actually quite a good film and worth a watch just for the 80's haircuts.