The Smiths

The Smiths

New story today, my favorite episode was the Flock of Seagulls since the brother was working in Oxford, NC which is about 50 miles from where I grew up.

Flashback: VH1 Fails in Doomed Effort to Reunite the Smiths - Rolling Stone
In 2004, cable show 'Bands Reunited' attempted to pull off the impossible
By Andy Greene

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I just noticed this on Bull Moose pre orders.. Has anyone heard of this?

The Smiths: 30 Years of the Queen is Dead - VideoETA

While the title may appear a little passe and the message somewhat less outrageous than it did 30 years ago, The Smiths' sophomore album remains among the finest pieces of musical work to appear during the eighties - if not the finest since punk and new wave broke in the mid to late '70s. And while our beloved premier (overseas readers excepted) may count it as one of his own fave raves, we won't let that put us off - most of us round here don't believe him anyway - being that such a fine and creative array of music is captured in its grooves. So in celebration and honour of this dynamic album's pearl jubilee comes this triple disc box set of DVDs. Featuring three separate films focussing on The Smiths in general, The Queen Is Dead album and the Morrissey/Marr angle...
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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.

By PAUL STOKES JULY 1, 2016

Excerpt:

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 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.

By DANNY ECCLESTON

Excerpt:

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, “and, of course, the first song he writes with Johnny Marr is Suffer Little Children. Anji’s sister said that Anji was fascinated by the Moors Murders and true crime, and you wonder if that influenced Morrissey. They met at a concert where she was wearing a New York Dolls T-shirt, and they connected over music.”

Elsewhere, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reveals the motivations behind his memoir, publishing in the autumn: from the example of his friends Nile Rodgers and Andrew Loog Oldham to the fact that “every single one of [the existing books on The Smiths] except one is a total load of shit.”

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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 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
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...