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Old 02-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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The NEW Smiths Thread

The last one was starting to get a little tiresome, so here's a new one, devoted exclusively to the Mancunians and their impressive body of work.

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The Smiths were a singles band, so I'd suggest starting out with Singles. Then get The Queen is Dead to hear the Smiths at their peak as an album band. From there, it's basically whatever, though I strongly suggest Meat is Murder.

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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First!

Ah, I've always wanted to do that. Anyway, nice opening post. Personally I'd recommend Strangeways after The Queens Is Dead, and then their debut. In fact, I think I'd go for The Queen Is Dead before any singles compilation, too. But that's pretty much how I got into them, so I might be biased, I guess.

What's everyone's current favourite album, then?
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Meat is Murder, actually. I can't get enough of Rusholme Ruffians.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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What the old thread said: "How come someone hasn't noticed that I'm dead?"

Duh-dum-kshh.

The only album I gots is Meat Is Murder. On vinylzzz.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #5
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the smiths are hella sexy.

one day i plan to go to salford lads club and get my photo taken
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:28 PM   #6
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That's like, #1 on my list of places in England to visit. After all the typical touristy stuff in the south of course.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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I got the Smiths the other day and the woman at the checkout gave me the same look I get off my Newsagents when i buy porn

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, the record sleeve.

I remember when I bought that album. I was with my grandmother and she launched into a tedious lecture about vulgarity and sin and such.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #9
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They're one of my favourite bands and I now own all of their discograpy. I'd personally recommend 'Louder Than Bombs' for a first album.

My favourite album is The Queen Is Dead, followed by their debut and then Strangeways, Here We Come. I honestly don't get all the fuss about Meat Is Murder.

My favourite songs at the minute 'Please Please Please...', 'Asleep' and 'Reel Around the Fountain'.

EDIT: Also, I read somewhere that there was some scandle in the British tabloids involving the Smiths, so Joe Dallesandro wouldn't let them use the still for their debut. Morrisey posed and some records were released with his photo, then Dallesandro let them use the image. So the LP sleeves with Morrisey must be worth quite a bit.

That's how I think the story goes anyway.

PS: Most of you guys probably know this, but that's the same guy's crotch on the cover of Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones.

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:47 PM   #10
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I can't believe I don't have any Smiths, I think I'll download some now.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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My favourite album is The Queen Is Dead, followed by their debut and then Strangeways, Here We Come. I honestly don't get all the fuss about Meat Is Murder.
Agreed. That's usually how I rank the albums. I also agree with you on Meat Is Muder. It's a good album, but it's far from their best.

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:53 PM   #12
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I don't know, I've always just felt a deep fondness for Meat. It appeals to me more than Queen, and certainly more than Strangeways (though I love them all).
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:57 PM   #13
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I got the Smiths the other day and the woman at the checkout gave me the same look I get off my Newsagents when i buy porn

Haha, that's hilarious. You shuld try buying 'Suede'. That'll certainly get you some suspicious looks thrown at you.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #14
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I ordered that one online to save the trouble.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:47 PM   #15
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Johnny Marr's various weird noises in How Soon Is Now? came pretty high in Guitarist's list of the Top 50 Guitar Tones ever, which was nice.

The Smiths are one of my favourite bands ever, and Johnny Marr is one of my favourite guitarists ever, which is why he's graced my avatar since I joined this site.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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I love the smiths more than my family


my favorite song is probly death of a disco dancer or youve got everything now or what difference does it make? or panic or the headmaster ritual or the boy with the thorn in his side or a rush and a push and the land is ours



best album is the smiths, then strangeways here we come


I got Strangeways in vinyl



the bad thing is that, noone in america (that I know...) cares
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:49 PM   #17
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Oh yeah, the record sleeve.

I remember when I bought that album. I was with my grandmother and she launched into a tedious lecture about vulgarity and sin and such.

Psh, I regularly wear that album cover emblazened on my chest; it's one of my oldest and trustiest t-shirts.

I've really been digging Moz's solo stuff as of late.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:39 AM   #18
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i have an ill-fitting strangeways shirt i never wear. good to see a new smiths thread, it's nearly summer so i'll have to get some non-cassette albums, finally.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:48 PM   #19
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My Meat Is Murder vinyl arrived today.

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Old 02-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #20
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Ooh, I wish I had that. I have a CD-R of that one.
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