Upcoming Smiths A-Z starting next week

BookishBoy

Well-Known Member
On the back of the A-Z project which some of us enjoyed during 2021 (and in the possible continued absence of new music / shows to discuss), I'd like to get the Smiths A-Z up and running in the first week of 2022. A couple of quick questions before we start:

1. Instead of posting a song every day, I thought maybe every other day might work better this time? (Partly for my sanity, partly as it might give more people the chance to comment before the discussions move on. Any thoughts?)

2. My plan is to use this list of 73 songs, but are there any other snippets/rarities anyone thinks should be added to the list?

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now

3. Any other thoughts on how to make this as fun as possible, just post them below!
 

Flibberty

Well-Known Member
Yeah, I think the only other things that have been booted are intrumentals which might be worth discussing.

And What Do You See in Him? could arguably be discussed as a separate song. I'm not saying it necessarily should be, though.

Having two days for each song makes some sense when there are three (or more) versions of some songs.
 

Mike Rourke

Well-Known Member
Thanks and worth doing, Mr B Boy, but doesn't quite hold the appeal of going through the post-Smiths material for me.
Why? Because the Smiths songs are all so flipping good! The patchiness of the solo discography actually made assessing the songs all the more interesting. With the Smiths repertoire it will be a case of song 1 amazing, song 2 incredible, song 3 amazingly incredible (etc).
 
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Anonymous

Guest
On the back of the A-Z project which some of us enjoyed during 2021 (and in the possible continued absence of new music / shows to discuss), I'd like to get the Smiths A-Z up and running in the first week of 2022. A couple of quick questions before we start:

1. Instead of posting a song every day, I thought maybe every other day might work better this time? (Partly for my sanity, partly as it might give more people the chance to comment before the discussions move on. Any thoughts?)

2. My plan is to use this list of 73 songs, but are there any other snippets/rarities anyone thinks should be added to the list?

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now

3. Any other thoughts on how to make this as fun as possible, just post them below!
(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame, Fast One, Heavy Track and I Misses You.
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
On the back of the A-Z project which some of us enjoyed during 2021 (and in the possible continued absence of new music / shows to discuss), I'd like to get the Smiths A-Z up and running in the first week of 2022. A couple of quick questions before we start:

1. Instead of posting a song every day, I thought maybe every other day might work better this time? (Partly for my sanity, partly as it might give more people the chance to comment before the discussions move on. Any thoughts?)
The Morrissey A-Z was indeed a highlight of 2021 (there weren't a lot). I think posting every 2-3 days is fine... less work for you and a bit more time to discuss each song before the next posting.
 
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Anonymous

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Yeah, I'm not sure this will be so interesting. With the Morrissey A-Z there were plenty of diverse opinions on which were the stinkers and the classics. Aside from a small number of controversial tracks ('Golden Lights', I'm looking at you) I suspect 95% The Smiths threads will just be a series of posts of people saying how much they adore each song.
 

SuedeMoz

Well-Known Member
Yeah, I'm not sure this will be so interesting. With the Morrissey A-Z there were plenty of diverse opinions on which were the stinkers and the classics. Aside from a small number of controversial tracks ('Golden Lights', I'm looking at you) I suspect 95% The Smiths threads will just be a series of posts of people saying how much they adore each song.
Valid points... but I'm still looking forward to gushing over some of my favorite songs of all time. I also have no doubt that there will be plenty of interesting tidbits shared about the songs that I didn't know. We have some here that are venerable encyclopedias on The Smiths.
 

gordyboy9

Let The Bullets Fly.
although i love a lot of the songs i doubt i will be chipping in this time,can see it turning into a M v marr war.
good idea booki,every 2nd or 3rd day will be a bit easier on you.
happy hogmanay to everyone when the bells arrive.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
On the back of the A-Z project which some of us enjoyed during 2021 (and in the possible continued absence of new music / shows to discuss), I'd like to get the Smiths A-Z up and running in the first week of 2022. A couple of quick questions before we start:

1. Instead of posting a song every day, I thought maybe every other day might work better this time? (Partly for my sanity, partly as it might give more people the chance to comment before the discussions move on. Any thoughts?)

2. My plan is to use this list of 73 songs, but are there any other snippets/rarities anyone thinks should be added to the list?

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now

3. Any other thoughts on how to make this as fun as possible, just post them below!
Have you got an updated list of The Smiths A-Z?
 

BookishBoy

Well-Known Member
Have you got an updated list of The Smiths A-Z?
Yes, this is what I've ended up with, having made a few additions:

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Fast One
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Heavy Track
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Misses You
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want a Boy for My Birthday
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now
 

Watson

Well-Known Member
Yes, this is what I've ended up with, having made a few additions:

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Fast One
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Heavy Track
(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Misses You
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want a Boy for My Birthday
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now
Looking good, BB! Let the superlatives fly! 💕🙂
 

Bonaparte Shandy

Active Member
On the back of the A-Z project which some of us enjoyed during 2021 (and in the possible continued absence of new music / shows to discuss), I'd like to get the Smiths A-Z up and running in the first week of 2022. A couple of quick questions before we start:

1. Instead of posting a song every day, I thought maybe every other day might work better this time? (Partly for my sanity, partly as it might give more people the chance to comment before the discussions move on. Any thoughts?)

2. My plan is to use this list of 73 songs, but are there any other snippets/rarities anyone thinks should be added to the list?

Accept Yourself
Ask
Asleep
Back to the Old House
Barbarism Begins at Home
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Cemetry Gates
Death at One's Elbow
Death of a Disco Dancer
The Draize Train
Frankly, Mr Shankly
Girl Afraid
Girlfriend in a Coma
Golden Lights
Half a Person
Hand in Glove
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Handsome Devil
The Headmaster Ritual
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
How Soon Is Now?
I Don’t Owe You Anything
I Keep Mine Hidden
I Know It's Over
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
I Want the One I Can't Have
I Won't Share You
Is It Really So Strange?
Jeane
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
London
Meat Is Murder
Miserable Lie
Money Changes Everything
Never Had No One Ever
Nowhere Fast
Oscillate Wildly
Paint a Vulgar Picture
Panic
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Queen Is Dead
Reel Around the Fountain
Rubber Ring
A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
Rusholme Ruffians
Shakespeare's Sister
Sheila Take a Bow
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Still Ill
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Stretch Out and Wait
Suffer Little Children
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
These Things Take Time
This Charming Man
This Night Has Opened My Eyes
Unhappy Birthday
Unloveable
Vicar in a Tutu
Well I Wonder
What Difference Does It Make?
What She Said
What's the World
William, It Was Really Nothing
Wonderful Woman
Work Is a Four Letter Word
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
You've Got Everything Now

3. Any other thoughts on how to make this as fun as possible, just post them below!
We would be delighted to help, dear boy
 
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