The Smiths photos that got pulled because the NME said they'd 'never be big enough' - M.E.N.

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  1. Famous when dead

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    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    Manchester Evening News.

    By Emily Heward - 6th October, 2018.

    The Smiths photos that got pulled because the NME said they'd 'never be big enough'

    This week marks 36 years since their first live gig at Manchester's Ritz.
    We spoke to photographer Kevin Cummins about his work with the band.



    "At the time they were a breath of fresh air, we'd had a couple of year of New Romantic style bands like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, much poppier bands who were the kind of thing your kid sister would like," he says.

    "Then suddenly The Smiths came along and The Jesus and Mary Chain and they had a lot of presence and influenced a whole generation."

    All images © Kevin Cummins.


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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Oct 6, 2018.

    1. gordyboy9
      nme = no more excuses,wouldnt wipe my arse with that rag.
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    2. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      I'm not at home to check photo credits, but my tattered memory seems to think it was:
      Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York - July 10, '91.
      Happy to be wrong.
      (Edit: just checked on Getty - it's correct).
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    3. Deleted member 27456
      Deleted member 27456
      The mump heads! funny old world hey... The Smiths/Morrissey legacy lives on and is still growing, living and being more remembered than that Mump headed publication!

      Eddie Riff

    4. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead

      It's almost like they visit here before posting on the above...
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    5. Tibby the cat 93
      Tibby the cat 93
      Especially now it's online only.
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    6. gordyboy9
      i wouldn't wipe my arse with that virtual rag.
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    7. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      and for the crime of being wrong, they mercilessly pursued crazy old Moz til they made sure his words did the maximum damage :squiffy:
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    8. marred
      Didn't he start wearing those shirts during the Your Arsenal tour though?
    9. Amy
      Isn't it the same shirt from November Spawned... and Bona Drag?
    10. Amy
      They have always visited and kept an eye on here; why else would he go to such lengths to discredit this site?
      I do smirk at what they must think of some of the threads.

      What are they saying, Boz?

      "Erm... your album wasn't great and Sam's cover art was worse, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, some guy wore a T-shirt, Damon is a doormat, Jesse can't play for shit, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny."

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    11. Anonymous
      I would give anything if he came out on stage with a red flowery woman's shirt , beads, black glasses.,and flowers in his back pocket.:cherryblossom:

      Halloween?:pray: please please please
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    12. Zoinks
      You rang?

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    13. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      The Arsenal tour is when he started wearing the gold and other colored lame shirts, and plain botton shirts, that all seem to be made just for the tour. I also think he stopped cuffing or wearing cuffed jeans at this time, usually cut. That photo was taken during the chorus of ‘ Last of the Famous ‘, most likely.
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    14. Amy
      I wonder how the Moz camp reacted when we twigged in seconds that John Riggers was Morrissey interviewing himself. It wasn't very subtle: "Oh, your solo musicians are wonderful! I could never imagine The Smiths being so powerful or varied." :lbf:

      And then you just know, at night, he's gulping back the vodka and listening to:

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    15. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      :rolleyes: :sleeping:
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    16. Anonymous

      I think they're wondering now, respectfully, what the f^^k are you're going on about now Amy !

      The last two albums have been superb. And I am not biased, in the slightest.

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    17. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      So glad I fixed this thing so it doesn’t autoplay videos anymore :rolleyes:
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    18. celibate
      as I allready written the Morrissey pic is from the Kill Uncle tour, FWD is right. Take a peep at Linders "Morrissey Shot"

      have a great start of the week,
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    19. Anonymous
      Wow, such deep insights into the intimate workings of Morrisseys life.
      I'm sure his mother doesn't know him like "we" do.
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