Smiths featured on Map Of Alternative Music History

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By Calamine Lotion on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:06 PM
  1. Calamine Lotion

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    Let’s All Obsess Over This Intricate Map of Alt Music History - Wired

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    It started with The Sex Pistols. Specifically, with The Sex Pistols’ June 4, 1976 show at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. The concert now ranks as one of the most influential performances of all time, up there with Woodstock. But the audience, not the band, made the show famous. Around 30 or 40 people showed up (although thousands would later claim to have attended), and rumor has it that crowd included the guys who would go on to start bands like The Smiths, Joy Division, and the Buzzcocks.

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    1. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      Like it a lot CL.
      Thanks for posting.
      Off-topic but did you see the drawings of Tokio trainstations on this site ?
      Mesmerizing.
      Interesting site.
      Cheers
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    2. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Shit, I can't read the fine print:head-smack:
    3. ACTON
      ACTON
      Thanks for posting, Calamine. Very interesting diagram. Great to see all my favourite bands listed: Smiths, The Cure, Suede, New Order, Pixies, The Jam. Top stuff.
      Morrissey deserves his own mention too.
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    4. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      major flaw, then again... M is not the past

      he is ETERNAL !!!! :thumb:
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    5. Calamine Lotion
      Calamine Lotion
      If you go to the story link and click the original I believe it is larger. Are you wearing your bifocals? lol
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    6. ACTON
      ACTON
      Pixies just released a new album (it's ok) and New Order released Music Complete last year (it's brilliant!) and I'm still hoping for a Cure album this decade! Depeche Mode have a new album due spring 2017. Suede's last album is amazing. So I'd say the chart is full of old and old that are still current. Next Siouxsie album coming?
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    7. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      or a new Creatures would be nice. :)
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      No, progressive lenses. Aaah, the fun of aging.
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    9. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      That would be amazing. I would buy it without listening in advance! :thumb:
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    10. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      So that is one of them I guess. :squiffy:
      Please, don't name the others. :(
      But know what you mean. :thumb:
    11. fabval
      fabval
      What a terrible map ! Only hipsters can write Joy Division in bigger letters than Kraftwerk.
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    12. fabval
      fabval
      And writing The Damned in bigger letters than Siouxsie and the Banshees is criminal too
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    13. Anonymous
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      And Fad Gadget is not there at all! Unless my poor eyesight is failing me again. WTF?
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    14. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      is bigger better ? :brows: If that were true then the Velvet Underground would take up the whole image, for it's that band that was the core influence for even Bowie and the Stooges and all that came after(maybe not so much for the German bands though ).
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    15. Anonymous
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      I agree with you on the Velvet Underground, but let's give the other half to Bowie. A lot of, particularly British, musicians where never as familiar with the VU and Lou Reed, as they were with Bowie. Funny thing is that all the enlarged bands where influenced by him (lets not fake it Moz, ok?). Yet still, I have no idea author intended. I'm also trying to detect the connection, besides the home city, between Pulp and Arctic Monkeys, but I guess it's a waste of mytime.
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    16. Calamine Lotion
      Calamine Lotion
      The Who and Alice Cooper should be on there, too. I sort of think they are trying to indicate how alternative the band was over their entire career though. David Bowie should be placed more centrally. Is Neil Young on it? He was pretty alternative for most of his career. But maybe when a person has huge mainstream hits points are deducted. It would be interesting to see how they did this. I know some people will disagree with Alice Cooper but he influenced Bowie and The Sex Pistols. It's just that later he became sort of a careerist.
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