Smiths instrumental recording from soundcheck at Dundalk Fairways Hotel (Feb. 11, 1986)

Hello. I was rifling around some old files, and I found something I'd been looking for for ages - that rare thing - a Smiths song that never made it.

This is taken from a sound-check at Dundalk Fairways Hotel, February 11th, 1986. It isn't quite Panic, and it isn't quite Sheila Take a Bow, but it's somewhere in between, and before either was recorded/released.

An interesting historical artefact.

Enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/peter-skinny/08-instrumental-4
 
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Hello. I was rifling around some old files, and I found something I'd been looking for for ages - that rare thing - a Smiths song that never made it.

This is taken from a sound-check at Dundalk Fairways Hotel, February 11th, 1986. It isn't quite Panic, and it isn't quite Sheila Take a Bow, but it's somewhere in between, and before either was recorded/released.

An interesting historical artefact.

Enjoy.

https://soundcloud.com/peter-skinny/08-instrumental-4
Thank you!!! Never heard it. Bizarrly it instantly reminded me of the also unreleased "Stars on 45" demo by Suede.
 
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Anonymous

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Groovey, cant be downloaded i suppose?

Super Thanks anyway :)
 
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Anonymous

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Back to the old days !
Thank you.

Benny-the-British-Butcher
 

butley

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More proof that Morrissey was the most important element of The Smiths. Johnny's clunky repetive chords progressions ripped off from T Rex are not much to write home about as standalone tracks. Yet the isolated tracks of Morrissey's vocals that are out there (eg "Stop Me...") are spellbinding.
 

g23

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More proof that Morrissey was the most important element of The Smiths. Johnny's clunky repetive chords progressions ripped off from T Rex are not much to write home about as standalone tracks. Yet the isolated tracks of Morrissey's vocals that are out there (eg "Stop Me...") are spellbinding.
Funny, I immediately thought the opposite. How The Smiths sounded quite muscular on their own, and that his solo band has really dropped the ball for quite some time now.
 

Uncleskinny

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Hi all - just to add to this - I have the full sound-check recording. They actually attempt this song 4 times, this is the fourth time, so they really meant it. Other songs at the sound-check, all with Moz vocals, are Hand In Glove, Cemetry Gates and Bigmouth Strikes Again (twice).
 
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Anonymous

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Cool - sounds like a very early attempt at what would eventually evolve into 'Panic' - especially when the bass takes over at the end.
 

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