Redbrick: "The Smiths: There is a Band That Will Never Die Out" (November 3, 2019)

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By Famous when dead on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    TV Editor Catrin Osborne discusses the legacy of The Smiths as a quintessential university band.

    Excerpt:

    "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 popular music. However, there is nothing new about Billie Eilish singing ‘I wanna end me’ over a fast-paced, dance beat. The Smiths did that over a decade before today’s students were even born."

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Nov 4, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Trill's hyper-ventilating. He's confused. I've never seen him so worked up.
      If he means Moz, he's in his 60s not 50s.
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    2. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      Are you sure you’re sure?

      must get confusing signing in & out of your many profiles.
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    3. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Nice. Paying homage to The Smiths

      Oh...wait...er...

      The bastards. How could they?



      :p
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    4. carlislebaz
      carlislebaz
      No skinny it will go like this..... crap thread really... so as usual most of us will start taking the piss with each other, then get nasty and personal,, Morrissey will be branded a racist... let’s face it that’s why most of us come on here for a good fucking Barney, and to insult each other... come for folks we fucking love it...
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    5. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      No it's not skinny, it was the article which 'went to a lot of effort to say nothing new'...infact most of the latter section was archaic & let's be quite frank, drivel, & you know it.

      Did you source it for the forum?
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Not you then, you irritating prat, Prick I mean, sorry
    7. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Lol, it's benny the bellend really, poor spelling is his forte.
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    9. Gregor Samsa
      Gregor Samsa
      Even if he did say those things, is it absolutely necessary to bring it up in EVERY GODDAMN ARTICLE on Moz and his music? It’s just rehashing ad nauseum. Surely even Moz’ most adamant critics must find this a bit boring by now?
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Good points.
      Sadly the haters relish anything negative.
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    11. Trill
      Trill
      He did say those things. And yes. That’s how we know he’s a racist.
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    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Trill you know nothing, same as those other 3 stooges which you sign in as.
      Fuckin' empty head.
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    13. snoddywilko
      snoddywilko
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
      my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine

      Etc etc etc
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    14. marred
      marred
      At least you're admitting you're a drone. Have fun!
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    15. marred
      marred
      All the people? Is there a list of deserters or are we grabbing numbers out of thin air.
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    16. GodEmperorMorrissey
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    17. celibate
      celibate
      The Smiths are and always be Legendary, and young people who discover them, day after day.

      university-college, errr no , John Peel get's the credits for playing them from start till long after the split,

      sorry for this of topic new
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    18. NealCassidy
      NealCassidy
      Smiths
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    19. NealCassidy
      NealCassidy
      Professor in charge of watching countdown?
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    20. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Said the anonymous poster without fully understanding the concept of irony.
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