The Smiths

The Smiths

@RogueCheddar / Twitter:

#Bumblebee is TOTALLY an 80s movie in the BEST way possible. Has major Spielberg and John Hughes vibes. There's like 4 running Breakfast Club gags and @HaileeSteinfeld (who is great) spends half the movie trying to make Bumblebee appreciate The Smiths. Holy crap I loved that.

Twitter reactions and reviews have revealed that The Smiths are the main character's favorite band, and Bumblebee (the car) cant stand Morrissey's voice, even possibly going as far to say "fuck Morrissey".

However, by the end of the film, Bumblebee has been won over by The Smiths.

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Link posted by ALLIE WALLS in the original thread "Manchester Music Memories - auction includes original Smiths shirt and 1983 Morrissey letter":

Smiths items - Omega Auctions

Other items of interest not mentioned in the previous article include:


UPDATE Nov. 28:
Winning bid: £750


SMITHS EARLY PROMOTIONAL LYRIC BOOK. A rare example of a circa 1984 lyric book. Features 5 pages with printed lyrics to Hand In Glove, Handsome Devil, These Things Take Time (with handwritten amendments in pencil), What Difference Does it Make, Jeane, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,...
A ticket for the legendary gig I left too early is among treasure trove of Manchester music memorabilia - Manchester Evening News
An astonishing collection of Manchester music memorabilia goes on sale this week - and one ticket reminds Neal Keeling of the night he walked out on Joy Division


There is also a handwritten letter from Morrissey to Liz - who designed T-shirts and artwork for The Smiths - detailing the travails of fame.

Morrissey, wrote the note in 1983, as the band began their rise and began: "Naturally I contract some unnamed fatal illness seconds after we hit the road. I don't time my diseases very well do I."

He adds, sarcastically, "I can't thank you enough for sending me the begging letters, they are getting WORSE. One began 'Dear Morrissey please write...
It's all there.

VIDEO: Johnny Marr - How He Wrote The Smiths' Debut Single - Radio X
The legendary guitarist shows Radio X how he came up with the riff to Hand In Glove.
Shoplifterromo sends the link:

Hear Johnny Marr Break Down His Career, from the Smiths to Now - Rolling Stone
Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reflects on his whole career in the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast
By Brian Hiatt

Remarks on Smiths breakup start at 20:35.
An event on now that includes The Smiths.
Runs until 22nd February, 2019.

There is a Light That Never Goes Out: A photographic celebration of Manchester’s rock-music history.

Buzzcocks to Pale Waves: Acts who 'defined' Manchester music on show.