"The Queen Is Dead" Box Set promo items (slipmat, tote) & Joyce competition

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by Famous when dead, Oct 18, 2017.

By Famous when dead on Oct 18, 2017 at 6:53 AM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    Mike Joyce is running a competition to win a slipmat or bag:

    The items have made it in to record shops too (availability unknown):




    A general discussion point, but could well go in collector's corner too - looks like there's a quantity of items to collect alongside the box set.
    Several IG posts would imply the items will be given away with the set - let's hope so.

    (source: Joyce & various Instagrams).
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    1. saintssmileshyly
      If only Joyce had been bludgeoned by the wimpy bedroom shadow boxer in the Playboys video. His pathetic path as a token session musician and devious, truculent, and unreliable Northern leech would have been avoided. Lawyer...liar....lawyer...liar...
      I despise this guy. He is stuck in time and contributes nothing but worthless appearances for people who are stuck in 1987. Spencer and Matt Walker can drum circles around him. He should be locked in a room with Gustavo Manzur during which time he is forced to listen Gustavo butcher The Smiths’ masterpieces in Spanish
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    2. Frank Shankly
      Frank Shankly
      Then it wouldn't be a Smiths reunion would it?
    3. g23
      That much is debatable. As skillful as he could be on the drums, you can't exactly insert personality into a drum sound like you can a voice or stringed instruments. Unless you're the guy from Tool, and then congratulations on making really complex boring music.

      EDIT: My main point was this- pretty much everybody in the band thinks he's a schmuck, Morrissey will whoop with joy the day he drops dead, and still, still- he flogs the Smiths.
      It's sad. When I'm not wanted, I move on.
    4. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      Sad? I don't think so.
      Mike was one quarter of the best band in the history of music.
      He was there pretty much from the beginning to the end.
      He's immensely proud of that, irrespective of what happened many years later, a fallout over money, how shocking.
      Nothing sad about Mike, I'd be hugely proud to have been in The Smiths too.
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    5. billybu69
      A punk drummer, a funk bassist, a pop guitar player, and a plagiarist poet. You could put them together, but why would you? They each had as vital part to play as the next and they played each part to perfection. Make no mistake the accents, Paradiddles, and broke up beats are all Joyces. Johnny Marr can play guitar, but drummer he is not, and the poet was in bed. Proud he has every right to be.
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    6. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      must be sad to be Joyce, riding on the coattails of the dead Smiths.

      At least M escaped all that and is the only one among them holding the torch for and creating great music that still moves people in the way the Smiths do.

      though Mikes drum loop on the song QID is great, unfortunately he could never pull it off as well live, not to say it's bad, just not as strong.

    7. g23
      I never said he didn't do a great job of it, but...

      3 musicians and a drummer walk into a bar...
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    8. billybu69
      Witty, but unfair and inaccurate.
    9. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      no it's accurate.. Morrissey is a musician !
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    10. billybu69
      Pfft, he might be able to play a meat trombone.
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    12. g23
      Sorry, but you simply can't say that he was unique in the world of drumming. As you yourself said- a "punk" drummer. Punk=self imposed limitations and a straightforward style. When Morrissey plays Smiths material nowadays, nobody bitches about the drumming. But Jesse? Yeah. Listen to This Charming Man. The drums are on point, the guitar is high school caliber.
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    13. billybu69
      Ok, so the argument is, as a drummer he could have been removed at any point and replaced an other. Who could/would have come up with drum patterns and what ever that would have been just as important as his?
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    14. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      of course you'd be the one to show him how it's done. :thumb:
    15. billybu69
      woah, just been a bit sick...
    16. g23
      Um, your average proficient drummer. That's kind of my point.
    17. g23
      Don't go quite so deep. ;)
    18. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      what's he on about anyway? never heard of a 'meat trombone' ,
      but I have heard of a swordfishtrombone. ;)
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    19. Luis
      I'm so excited bc this album is the first album that I'll buy of The Smiths ( I have The Best of, the Sound of the Smiths but pff... nothing like TQID).
      When I begined to listen the Smiths in the shops I see The queen is dead, the album disappeared when I wanted buy it and now I found it again. But more expensive that the remaster, so...
    20. Old Mathew
      Old Mathew
      I think Joyce is a good drummer, and his work on "What She Said," "Rubber Ring" etc. is great. But he's definitely not like Bryan Devendorf for The National, for example. Bryan's drumming makes the songs, and uplifts them from a kind of stock rock and roll affair. That said, a good musician knows his place. Morrissey and Marr are the centerpiece in Smiths songs. I don't know if I would want to even hear a beat like "One Day Good Bye Will Be Farewell" in a single Smiths song.... would you?
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