"The Queen Is Dead" turns 30 - articles on Pitchfork, NME

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By Mr Delaney on Jun 16, 2016 at 5:41 PM
  1. Mr Delaney

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    Nov 17, 2009
    Not sure if these were reported already...

    The Smiths were way more subsversive than we (and David Cameron) care to remember - Pitchfork (The Pitch)
    The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Annotated for 30th Anniversary: Watch - Pitchfork (Liner Notes documentary)

    Links from an anonymous person:

    The Incredible Full Story Behind The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Told By The Band - NME
    You might be able to recite every lyric off by heart, but how well do you really know ‘The Queen is Dead’? Did you know, for example, that the Stones, The Stooges and spliffs all helped shape its sound? Or that Linda McCartney and a bald trumpeter nearly joined the group? The Smiths themselves talk us through their masterpiece…

    'The Queen Is Dead' at 30: Marr, Rourke, Joyce And More Pick Their Favourite Songs - NME
    30 years on, The Smiths' 'Queen Is Dead' is still a morbid, witty and stunning example of the Manchester and indie icons at the top of their game. We love it so much, we named it the best album ever back in 2013. But which bit does Johnny Marr like the best? And how about Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce? We put the question to them, the other people who were involved with the seminal record, and the famous fans who simply adore it, to get their vote on the album's finest moment.
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