Share memories using the hashtag to appear on The Official Smiths site; new live track every Monday

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by ExtraordinaryOrdinariness, Jul 31, 2017.

By ExtraordinaryOrdinariness on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:08 PM
  1. ExtraordinaryOrdinariness

    ExtraordinaryOrdinariness New Member

    Jun 9, 2017


    Each Monday until release of the upcoming deluxe reissue of The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths will be releasing a previously unreleased live single version of each track from the album.

    Share your memories of each track using the relevant hashtags to appear on the site.

    Posted by Famous when dead in the comments:

    "Recorded live at the Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills on 28th August, 1986. Live track does not feature on Deluxe Edition. Pre-order The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe):"

    The full 'video' just placed on YT:


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    1. Uncleskinny
      Joyce's drums on that live QID is blistering
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    2. URBANUS
      Jungle drums galore!
    3. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      "Recorded live at the Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills on 28th August, 1986. Live track does not feature on Deluxe Edition. Pre-order The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe):"

      The full 'video' just placed on YT:

      Nice crisp sound.
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    4. Uncleskinny
      It is indeed excellent and crisp. But for me, I will forever hear this song through the aural prism of the original instrumental with Rourke's prominent bass playing, which is outstanding.
    5. No1uno
      Wow, very good
    6. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      It's impossible to listen to the sheer force of nature The Smiths were at their peak and treat anything Morrissey has released in the last decade or so with anything but contempt.
      Strong words, I know.

      PS: Life is very long when you are a bouncer.
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    7. Uncleskinny
      But totally true. I know you and I both hold The Smiths in their pomp as unbeatable.
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    8. URBANUS
      Have to agree apart from Viva Hate. The Smiths were about great storytelling and Viva Hate is still that.

      Then the man got blinded by the big lights.
    9. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      I have heard this song a thousand times or more, yet this live version sends shivers down my spine.
      And it is only too easy to remember how it all began, and how exciting it was to be a part of that relatively small bunch of misfits known as Smiths fans back in the mid 80s.

      It's on repeat btw.
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    10. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      Salford, a month or so earlier.

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    11. URBANUS
      Those awful fan filmed gig videos were like gold dust once. One of many that ordered them and sat and listened and watched in awe of it all.


      It sure filled a void during a time when there wasn't a lot to do compared to now. Reminds you of how much things have changed since then.
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    12. celibate
      Marr's guitar is unique, nobody can sound it like Him.

      [using the gear in 1986]
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    13. AztecCamera
      It's Maher. Reckon how bout Roger (Jim) McGuinn? That is who John Maher copied. He is not unique. Do you brittish people have any original music you invented yourself without copying American music?
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    14. gordyboy9
      think people are looking through smiths tinted glasses here by saying mozzs stuff is crap compared to then,is mars stuff better or joyce or Rourke.they had youth on their side and were hungry for success.this recording is the exact reason why they should never reform because they could never better this.
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    15. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      I don't see anyone saying 'Morrissey's stuff is crap'.
      I love Morrissey as much as anyone, but I don't think anyone can argue that the last 10 years or so have been up to anywhere near the standard of The Smiths.
      Different league, youth or no youth.
    16. gordyboy9
      anything but contempt,sounds like crap to me.your right, very strong words.
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    17. SuedeMoz
      I love Morrissey's solo work as well. He's had many brilliant moments ... but I don't think at any point it's surpassed or even touched The Smiths. I know some people are going to hate on that. Honestly not trying to demean any of his writing partners since Johnny but I just don't think their music challenges and elevates what Morrissey can do the way Johnny's consistently did. It's certainly possible to enjoy them both and not compare - but if we're on the subject of comparing...
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    18. celibate
      anyone knows that, use a cap from Malibu United in the sun .
    19. Anonymous
      Have to agree with your agreement. i was re-listening to some morrissey tracks from malajusted, you are the quarry and ringleaders of the tormentors... and it's all very inessential. a lot of it is just dirge-like and disposable. bad lyrics to bad muzak. no one will be listening to this crap is 20 years... but they will be listening to the Smiths still... and Viva Hate too I'd wager.

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