Mojo (Oct. 2012) cover features The Smiths

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By goinghome on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM
  1. goinghome

    goinghome Guest

    Posted by an anonymous person and also goinghome:

    October edition of Mojo magazine features The Smiths on the cover:

    Excerpt:

    FREE CD! THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT: A compendium of indie classics, 1982-1987, featuring Felt, The La’s The Go-Betweens, Billy Bragg, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, The Nightingales, The Weather Prophets, Television Personalities & more.

    THE SMITHS: It’s a tale that’s been told before, but in this extract from his forthcoming biography of the Manchester four-piece Tony Fletcher reveals new details and brings new depths to the story of Morrissey, Marr, Rourke Joyce and the birth of a band. Plus Johnny Marr reveals details of his first solo album and Morrissey brings the noise back to Manchester.

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    and blog:

    The Smiths On Film, 1983 - 1985
    In the new issue of MOJO (on sale in the UK on Tuesday), we celebrate the birth of one of Britain's greatest bands, The Smiths. To accompany our mammoth cover feature, we've put together a video playlist that charts the rise and rise of Morrissey, Marr, Rourke and Joyce. We begin in Manchester. It's 1983...




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    1. Kewpie
      Kewpie
      Re: Mojo 2012 The Smiths Special

      Thank you very much for the heads up.

      Bonus CD looks intriguing.
    2. Anonymous
    3. Cobainsweater
      Cobainsweater
      So Mojo wants to once again tell us their untold story? I think I'll wait for Morrissey's version.
    4. Bluebirds
      Bluebirds
      This must be their 3rd Smiths special, with perfunctory 80s classics indie CD in the last 4 years? And I thought Morrissey was overdoing it on the reissues
    5. Amy
      Amy
      Let me guess: Marr has been roped in to discuss 'The Queen Is Dead' for the millionth time, on the condition that they allow a paragraph or so of space for him to discuss his new stuff. Snore.
    6. joe frady
      joe frady
      Question ~ Are The Smiths the new Beatles? With Mojo's help they're becoming as tedious as the Fab Four. Louder snore.
    7. sloughbomb
      sloughbomb
      Geez, are you fans or not? What a bunch of whiners. Isn't it better that the band you profess to love is still revered and talked about.. Don't buy it if you find it all so boring...
    8. Polnareff
      Polnareff
      I see Felt is on Mojo's indie compilation and take that as cue: Check out the wonderful music of Felt and its main man Lawrence (Denim, Go-Kart Mozart) - another British genius, eccentric and icon
    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I see Felt is on the indie compilation and take that as cue: Check out the wonderful music of Felt and its main man Lawrence (Denim, Go-Kart Mozart) - another British eccentric, genius and icon
    10. Michel Polnarefff
      Michel Polnarefff
      I see Felt is on the indie compilation and take that as cue: Check out the wonderful music of Felt and its main man Lawrence (Denim, Go-Kart Mozart) - another British eccentric, genius and icon
    11. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I'm with you..this is awesome.
    12. Jamie
      Jamie
      I also don't understand the wave of whine every time the Smiths are featured on the cover of a magazine like Mojo or Record Collector. They are timeless so it's proof of that accolade, one that potentially attracts new fans with every new cover. The Smiths are not meant to be encased in glass as a trinket or curio - if more people are exposed to them, all the better.
    13. Velvis
      Velvis
      You'll find that happens a lot here...
    14. joe frady
      joe frady
      I'm a Smiths fan. I'm supposed to be whiny, right? :rolleyes:

      I love the musical artistry of The Smiths.

      What I don't love is these endelss re-heatings of their 'legendary story'. Every one of these dozens of 'Untold Story' pieces is basically the same. I could probably write this new one tonight; you know exactly who's going to be featured and exactly what they're going to say. So maybe Tony Fletcher's interviewed the bus driver who drove the No.27 bus Johnny took to Stretford on that fateful day; I could care less. The only 'truth' I'm interested in any more is Morrissey's, and that'll probably be mostly lies.

      I suppose it is great that people are still discussing them, and it's great that new fans are finding out about them, but I grew up when The Smiths were a thorn in the side of the mainstream media. As much as they were worshipped by the few, when I got into them they were generally loathed by the mass culture (as solo Morrissey is now, curiously enough...) There was always that beautiful friction at play. So to see the mainstream clasp them warmly to it's bosom and herd them in to the vintage industry of Beatles, Bowie, Dylan et al...something about it irks me. It's great that they're taking their place with such legends, but there is just something demographic-driven and market-led that depresses me.

      The Smiths music fills me with joy. This rips the joy right out.
    15. fatboz
      fatboz
      exactly who is telling these 'untold stories.'
    16. Cobainsweater
      Cobainsweater
      I'm not really complaining. It's just that I've seen this 'untold story' in Mojo a thousand times for a thousand other bands. I guess I wasn't aware there even was an untold Smiths story at this point, outside Morrissey's version.
    17. Amy
      Amy
      Johnny "Professional Ex-Smith" Marr and probably a few roadies and gossip-mongers who spoke to Morrissey for 5 minutes in a corridor in 1984. Same shit, different day.
    18. celibate
      celibate
      I have a Mojo classic special about Manchester, where all 4 Smihs speak and Morrissey & the story of Manchester.

      Came out round 2004[can't find a year or something when it was out]Iguess

      Coverfoto is a pic of Morrissey, the first line is part of a few lines on the cover

      so it's a just a way to get big sales,extra CD is prolly the most interesting [or not after hearing it]
      Last edited: Aug 26, 2012
    19. carnal artist
      carnal artist
      anyone got a track listing for the cd?

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