The Smiths official Twitter account is now live

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By Uncleskinny on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:04 PM
  1. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

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    1. countthree

      Is this a joke or not? I hope it's a real thing.
      Last edited: Apr 5, 2016
    2. ordinaryboy86
      Cool, but what could they possibly post about? New singles, tour dates, merchandise. Obviously none of those. I don't see what use an official twitter page is, to a band which split 30 years ago
    3. Ebola
      reunion is near
    4. Anonymous
      Omg, Morrissey is ringing his attorney as we speak...
    5. leedoggpimp
      Pointless for a band that no longer exists. Looks like another re-issue compilation is in the works
    6. g23
      At this point, a Smiths reunion seems like a plausible move- likely brought about by Morrissey's PR people in a last-gasp effort to reclaim some of the goodwill that the guy has squandered over the last decade or so. I've said for a long time that Morrissey's worst enemy, is Morrissey. He has damaged his "brand" as evidenced by the performance of his last several albums, as well as playing to crowds of 1-2000 (if he's lucky) when his peers are commanding much larger crowds.
    7. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      And a website, too: (mentioned on the Twitter page).

      Something about "The Interactive Sound of The Smiths (1982-1987)". Going to have a look now...
    8. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      Cue the standard TTY post that Morrissey has no affiliation with either the website or Twitter account.
    9. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      I agree with a lot of what you said, but to claim Morrissey has been playing to crowds of 1000-2000 recently is complete nonsense. He was actually doing some of that in 1997-2002, but post-2004 comeback, most shows (sans an oddball booking) are in at least 3000+ capacity venues. And many, many shows in much bigger rooms than that.
    10. NealCassidy
      Surely an official twitter account of the Smiths would be run in the name of Morrissey, Johnny Marr (et al) (i.e. The Smiths) and not Warner.
    11. Uncleskinny
      That website's been going for quite some time, maybe a couple of years or more. The Twitter account has not.
    12. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Retro-tweets in the vein of "It was four score and seven years ago that this band released their fourth single" I suppose. That kind of stuff. And perhaps warm up towards a new comp?
    13. Uncleskinny
      I've been saying for years it's the logical conclusion and the only thing that can happen. Lots of others disagreed.
    14. Mr Delaney
      Mr Delaney
      Ah, never knew. Or forgot about it. Had a quick look, nothing spectacular.
    15. ordinaryboy86
      The Smiths will never get back together. For one, johnny marr doesnt need the baggage, he's on the up and enjoying what he's doing. Morrissey hasnt even got a record label. I'm as big a fan as the next person, but morrissey's a rotten apple. Not a cats chance in hell Marr will ever pair up with him again.
    16. Jamie
      I often agree with you more than most here, Peter, but the only logical conclusion I would draw from this is that they are preparing to crank up the corporate greed cycle by foisting some type of best-of/most-of product in tandem with the 30th anniversary of The Queen Is Dead. Besides, Morrissey is too busy pulling pints and Johnny is too busy rinsing his grays.
    17. Uncleskinny
      Life without hope is hopeless.
    18. Jamie
      I don't disagree, sir. I've just placed my hope in other baskets. :lbf:

      But if it ever happened, I would be quite happy for you in particular.
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