I bought the 12 inch single of Bigmouth after hearing it on a night out in Manchester during my late teens, although I was well aware of the Smiths I didn't own any of their stuff and was listening to other things. After a few plays of Bigmouth, I flipped over the record to give the B-side Unloveable a listen and that was "it". Something in the lyrics of Unloveable that grabbed me. I remember going on a mission the next day to find more stuff and I bought Hatful, Louder Than Bombs and Meat Is Murder all together and I played them over and over and over and over! Soon enough I had their entire back catalogue. The Smiths were suddenly my favourite band and still are to this day. Then I started on the bootlegs, b-sides and so on. What an adventure.