The Smiths

The Smiths

A very kind person has sent me this and suggested I should share it with the Solo community.
I am more than happy to oblige, so here it is...

Be warned, this sounds very different to the final version included on TQID, so much so that I doubted it was the same song until somebody 'helped me'. ;)

4 minutes and 40 seconds of mad rockabilly/psychobilly brilliance.


PS: Only Never Had No One Ever (take 1 / instrumental) to surface now. Anyone? :D

Related item:
The Queen Is Dead re-issue review by Simon Reynolds (10/10) - Pitchfork

Newly reissued as a boxed set, the Smiths’ 1986 masterpiece still stands as an enduring testament to England in the ’80s, the complex relationship between performer and fan, and the ecstasy of emptiness.
Mike Joyce is running a competition to win a slipmat or bag:

The items have made it in to record shops too (availability unknown):



A general discussion point, but could well go in collector's corner too - looks like there's a quantity of items to collect alongside the box set.
Several IG posts would imply the items will be given away with the set - let's hope so.

(source: Joyce & various Instagrams).
Via Instagram stories - an image many of us are familiar with.

The mp4 it comes from:

The original image:
Credited to Oli Scarff / Getty.
Published in the Boston Globe, 2010.
Students protesting tuition fee rises.

Related item:
Beautiful clean demo of I Know It's Over, from The Queen Is Dead touched-up album: streaming free Friday 6 Oct for those who pre-order the album, according to Paul McLoone
Exclusive - First Stream The Smiths 'I Know it's Over' - Today FM


Paul McLoone has been given 'I Know It's Over' demo version for exclusive streaming.

Paul McLoone has the premiere stream of the demo version of 'I Know it's Over', taken from the Deluxe reissue of, 'The Queen Is Dead' by The Smiths.

The track goes live as an Instant Grat / streaming single on Friday October 6th. But we have it first!

We told you Paul McLoone is #FirstForMusic!

Doesn't seem any different to the version we all know and love. Still has the slight tape hiss at the beginning. Quite perfect as it is, though.

Related item:
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but partially visible on the box set product overview on Amazon is the cover of the Live in Boston disc which features this photo of Jack Kerouac listening to the radio.

Nice. Now why can't Morrissey follow the same aesthetic with his own solo records?