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#163
Moz turns 50 tomorrow!
I've got a slot at a local radio station and was wondering what songs to play, to honour the great man.
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#164
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Moz turns 50 tomorrow!
I've got a slot at a local radio station and was wondering what songs to play, to honour the great man.


Still Ill
#166
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Moz turns 50 tomorrow!
I've got a slot at a local radio station and was wondering what songs to play, to honour the great man.


Hand in glove, what station btw?
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#168
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Moz turns 50 tomorrow!
I've got a slot at a local radio station and was wondering what songs to play, to honour the great man.


Radio-rip it for us if you get a chance
#169
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^^^ this. i like this.
or start it off with 'unhappy birthday.' and follow that with all of them.

i would like to start signing birthday cards with the lyrics to "Unhappy Birthday" but i think that it would cost me friends.
#170
BUMP, we need more Smiths talk.

Anyone seen 'The Importance of Being Morrissey' here??
#172
smiths the best band in the universe
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#173
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Moz turns 50 tomorrow!
I've got a slot at a local radio station and was wondering what songs to play, to honour the great man.

there is a light that never goes out
these things take time

DO
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#174
I saw morrissey for the first time ever this year at Hartlepool Borough Hall and it was the best night of my life. I shook his hand whilst he played 'World is Full of Crashing Bores' and said that I loved him, he looked me dead in the eyes and said thank you. I cried and I cried. I'm a straight guy too.
#175
Bumpage

am i the only one who skips the last to tracks on TQID and pretends there is a light that never goes out is the last track?
that old woman chanting at the end of the album always spoils the epic mood that there is a light sets haha
#178
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Bumpage

am i the only one who skips the last to tracks on TQID and pretends there is a light that never goes out is the last track?
that old woman chanting at the end of the album always spoils the epic mood that there is a light sets haha


How can you not like "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"?
#181
This thread needs a bump, I feel. I've recently become pretty addicted to plugging in the Tele and playing There is a Light That Never Goes Out repeatedly.

I find the Smiths to be infuriating to play though, mostly. On first listen you'd assume it was easy, but when you sit down with your guitar...**** you Marr >.<

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#182
I went to Manchester at the weekend (I'm at Uni in Northampton, but originally came from Manchester), and I was SO LUCKY enough to just see, walking down a road, nobody recognising him, the legend that is.. JOHNNY MARR!!

I went and spoke to him for about 20 seconds, and even though it is SUCH a short time to talk, he seemed very down to earth! He even gave me a plectrum

Made my entire year, it did
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#183
^...no...****ing...way...
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#184
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I went to Manchester at the weekend (I'm at Uni in Northampton, but originally came from Manchester), and I was SO LUCKY enough to just see, walking down a road, nobody recognising him, the legend that is.. JOHNNY MARR!!

I went and spoke to him for about 20 seconds, and even though it is SUCH a short time to talk, he seemed very down to earth! He even gave me a plectrum

Made my entire year, it did


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Smiths stuff sounds great on my new Wilshire. They're mini-humbuckers but they still get remarkably jangly.
#185
anyone been to rourke's dj sets? this is the second time he'll be in town within three months; am i missing out big or what
#186
I am now listening to "How Soon Is Now?".

Hellz yeah.
#187
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This thread needs a bump, I feel. I've recently become pretty addicted to plugging in the Tele and playing There is a Light That Never Goes Out repeatedly.

I find the Smiths to be infuriating to play though, mostly. On first listen you'd assume it was easy, but when you sit down with your guitar...**** you Marr >.<

<3

Yeah, seriously. The chord work on That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore is pretty impressive and very original.
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#188
Leader of The Conservative Party's David Cameron admitted his favourite album of The Smiths was The Queen Is Dead

Ironic, but can you blame him for liking such an awesome album.
#189
Bought The Queen is Dead the other day. Been listening to everyday since.
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#191
The next frame should be a shot of Guran visiting Mozz in the sickbed, with a balloon above Mozz's head that says, "So drink, drink, drink and be ill tonight!"
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#192
There are no words to describe how much I love this band.

My uncle used to play one of their albums all the time when I was younger and I never thought much of them, but then a few months ago I decided to give their first album a listen and since then I can't stop listening to them.
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#193
A question: Are The Smiths as big in America as they are here in England?

I only ever hear them mentioned from the Pitchfork crowd.
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#195
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A question: Are The Smiths as big in America as they are here in England?

I only ever hear them mentioned from the Pitchfork crowd.



Yes they are. In Los Angeles they even have Smiths conventions for them in arenas and such. Aside from that, their music is a staple at all 80's clubs, punk bars and you can hear some of their tunes at house parties. I'm sure the same can be said with other cities.
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#196
I really enjoy the Smiths that I've heard. I almost bought one of the greatest hits collections the other day, but I opted out at the last minute. I'd rather get the original albums.

I was thinking of moving through them chronologically. Would that be a good way to go, starting with S/T?
#197
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I really enjoy the Smiths that I've heard. I almost bought one of the greatest hits collections the other day, but I opted out at the last minute. I'd rather get the original albums.

I was thinking of moving through them chronologically. Would that be a good way to go, starting with S/T?


not necessarily. I don't know what songs you already know, but I would suggest meat is murder over self-titled. but if you find you really like them all, get em all starting with the self titled. I think the instrumentation on meat is murder is cooler than the others, but that's because i don't really like morrissey that much and it seems that meat is murder is as much johnny marr and the whole band as it is morrissey, seeing as they produced it themselves alone, unlike the self titled. Morrissey, from what i understand (and from how the later albums sound) seemed to control a lot more of the creative output after meat is murder, which lead to the tension between morrissey and marr. or some crazy shit like that.

tl:dr meat is murder has my personal favorites of the smiths, but the self titled makes for a good beginning as well


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#198
I'd recommend getting The Queen Is Dead (their magnum opus, in my opinion (also my favorite album of all time)) or Louder Than Bombs (their superb collection of non-album singles & B-sides) first.
#199
I listen to the self titled most. I think it would be a good starting place too, as you get "Hand in Glove" and "This Charming Man" which are the two songs that made me love them.
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#200
Their self-titled is great (I prefer it to Meat Is Murder, personally), but it took me a while to get into it. Also, it's where all that jingle-jangle-Rickenbacker chords associated with The Smiths come from. And, in addition to the one Collin mentioned, "Still Ill" is one of my favorite Smiths songs. It's definitely not a bad starting point. But I hold that The Queen Is Dead is their high point. And, of course, Louder Than Bombs has prime cuts like "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "Shakespeare's Sister", "Panic", and "Ask", plus hidden gems like "Half a Person" and "Girl Afraid".
I could go on all day about the first three albums & Louder Than Bombs. But I won't.