What was the first The Smiths / Morrissey record you bought?

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what about drugs?

Or did you not partake in such adventures ?


Martin Bramah, in an interview with Simon Reynolds...

“You can’t play down the influence of drugs on Blue Orchids and The Fall. The first drugs we got into was strong LSD. Pot smoking seemed lame back then--hippie guys who sat around stoned and did nothing. We were anti drugs at first and thought we could reach the psychedelic thing without the drugs. But in a club someone gave us some microdots, when we were about 16. The next day we went to Heaton Park and dropped it and spent the whole day on LSD. Heaton Park is a stately home, the nearest thing to a common in Manchester. And then we discovered psylocibin mushroom were growing in Heaton Park for free. Someone told us that there were fields of these mushrooms. So from that point we were kind of pickled in magic mushrooms and LSD. We just made it our own. It was a free source of entertainment. We’d be munching these things and sitting in pubs and seeing the world in a strange way and getting ideas for songs about our local environment. The Fall was like Coronation Street on acid.”

Good question. I smoked dope for many years recreationally right up to being in my 30's and only stopped when my youngest was born (Also gave up smoking at the same time) The only other things I tries were Whiz (Speed) once as I had terrible toothache one night and someone said it would help and it did, the other thing I tried once were magic mushrooms and to be honest the experience frightened me so much it put me off ever trying anything again.
 

Mozmar

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I was looking for The Smiths stuff, which turned out to be unsuccessful, apart from 2 back-up cassettes I'd made for HOH, & SHWC, but instead found these in a box in the garage this morning. Nice memories.

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Silent Reader

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I was looking for The Smiths stuff, which turned out to be unsuccessful, apart from 2 back-up cassettes I'd made for HOH, & SHWC, but instead found these in a box in the garage this morning. Nice memories.

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I can’t understand why cassettes are apparently making a comeback. Vinyl definitely, but cassettes always wore out.

I assume the tape is of a better quality these days. It is annoying though how, say 10 years ago, if you bought a vinyl or cassette you were a sad old man, but now, because the right person said so, it’s ‘cool’ again. I remember HMV having their 7”s in a card box box right at the back when ‘I just want to see the boy happy’ came out. Asking where the records were was akin to asking where the porno vids were.

Not that I ever did that!
 
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Anonymous

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Cassettes coming back is down to exactly the same reason as vinyl - nostalgia. As someone who has lived through all three eras, sound quality on both vinyl and cassette is clearly inferior than that of CD - all this 'warmth of vinyl' stuff is gibberish - crackles, pops and surface noise is not an improvement. That said, the one huge benefit of vinyl is the size of cover art, which is pretty epic.

I expect if companies stopped making CDs today, then in 20 years time they'd be rediscovered as well, and come back for three times the price as 'cool' collectibles.
 

Silent Reader

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Cassettes coming back is down to exactly the same reason as vinyl - nostalgia. As someone who has lived through all three eras, sound quality on both vinyl and cassette is clearly inferior than that of CD - all this 'warmth of vinyl' stuff is gibberish - crackles, pops and surface noise is not an improvement. That said, the one huge benefit of vinyl is the size of cover art, which is pretty epic.

I expect if companies stopped making CDs today, then in 20 years time they'd be rediscovered as well, and come back for three times the price as 'cool' collectibles.
Are you the same Anonymous that was posting on here yesterday, or can Anonymous be used by multiple users?

It’s just that was a reasonable, well made point that I agree with, (well not the Vinyl sound quality but, but everything else), so I’m thinking you can’t be the same person...
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
I can’t understand why cassettes are apparently making a comeback. Vinyl definitely, but cassettes always wore out.

I assume the tape is of a better quality these days. It is annoying though how, say 10 years ago, if you bought a vinyl or cassette you were a sad old man, but now, because the right person said so, it’s ‘cool’ again. I remember HMV having their 7”s in a card box box right at the back when ‘I just want to see the boy happy’ came out. Asking where the records were was akin to asking where the porno vids were.

Not that I ever did that!
Dunno about cassettes making a comeback; surely it's low tech (very low tech) and I suspect many people won't have cassette players any more.
Luckily, I do have such a primitive machine with double cassette decks and a CD player mounted on top, in the garage (on top of the Christmas tree :christmastree: box which is due to make an imminent appearance). Quite a powerful player with 'turbo bass'. Pleased I never got rid of it.
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Silent Reader

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Dunno about cassettes making a comeback; surely it's low tech (very low tech) and I suspect many people won't have cassette players any more.
Luckily, I do have such a primitive machine with double cassette decks and a CD player mounted on top, in the garage (on top of the Christmas tree :christmastree: box which is due to make an imminent appearance). Quite a powerful player with 'turbo bass'. Pleased I never got rid of it.
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Oh yes, I still have one myself, combined with a record player. They’re worth having, I have a few cassettes of nostalgic value, but I’d never buy one now.
 

Jamie

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I discovered Morrissey solo first. My first purchase was a used copy of Your Arsenal on CD in June 1995. Southpaw Grammar was the first new release I bought. I branched out to the Smiths by purchasing Best 1 & 2 on CD in spring 1996.
 

Silent Reader

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I discovered Morrissey solo first. My first purchase was a used copy of Your Arsenal on CD in June 1995. Southpaw Grammar was the first new release I bought. I branched out to the Smiths by purchasing Best 1 & 2 on CD in spring 1996.
A used copy??? I’m disgusted that someone gave it away.

No doubt a leftie who misunderstood the Union Jack incident.
 

Nikita

Senior Member
Hatful of Hollow, Spring holiday 1989, then The World Won't Listen once back from holiday. By summer 1989, I had bought The Smiths, Meat is Murder, The Queen is Dead, Strangeways Here We Come, Louder than Bombs, Viva Hate and all Morrissey singles available.
 
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Janice

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Everyday is Like Sunday in 1988. Every release since has been bought, numerous different country issues. 200+ gigs later. Morrissey has done well out of me. I’d say :lbf:
 
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