The Smiths To Reform?

Guitarist Johnny Marr says the Smiths will reform if the UK government steps down - but will "mad" Morrissey agree?

The Smiths To Reform?
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Guitarist Johnny Marr says he'll reform The Smiths if the current UK government steps down. It is a powerful message to UK leaders, many of whom declared themselves Smiths fans while attending university in the 1980s. Hilariously, the opposition party have jumped on Marr's comment pledging their support to bring down the current government. However, Marr admits he hasn't spoked to Smiths frontman Morrissey about reforming the band, and suggests they aren't even on speaking terms. "He's doing his thing and I'm doing mine, and we go through periods of time when we're in communication and at times when we're not," he said. "I'm not sure he wants to communicate, so I'll just carry on doing what I'm doing, and live my life and be a musician." Marr made the comment at the NME awards last week, where he picked up an award for Best Reissue for The Smiths' "Complete" box set - the first award the smiths have ever received. It beat competition from Nirvana, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream and The Rolling Stones. "Putting out that reissue was a lot of struggle, so I'm glad that it worked out well," Marr said. "It's nice to get a pat on the back for it." Would you like to see The Smiths reform, or did Morrissey's comments about KFC being worse than the Norway killer put you off the band? Let us know in the comments.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    1) I'd love to see them reform but only if they wanted to. If they would be sour about it, then there's no point 2) Seriously, comments like the last sentence about KFC are what annoy me about news on UG now. If we want to bring up Morrissey being a douche, then we will. We don't need to be told when we should be pissed off. Completely irrelevant and it has nothing to do with The Smiths reforming or even their music.
    L2112Lif
    alestorm666 wrote: I would kill to see The Smiths live.
    Are you thinking... What I'm thinking...?
    zalant
    scimitar_255 wrote: Hahaha I saw the headline, then saw the first line and laughed out loud. Well done
    I knew I shouldn't have even clicked the link, but I could not stop my hand from doing it. I guess I got what I deserved. Someone should have stopped me, because I think I've heard this one before...
    Pagan_Poetry
    zalant wrote: Someone should have stopped me, because I think I've heard this one before...
    Heaven knows we're miserable now.
    Samhuinn
    I'd murder to see the Smiths reform. Seeing Morrissey perform 'I know it's over' live has been the concert experience of my life - I have no doubt in my mind the chemistry between Morrissey and Marr is still there!
    iommi600
    I would totally go to a Smiths concert, but I would probably get kicked out after Morrisey spot me eating a huge pork chop while headbanging to The Headmaster Ritual.
    goochmaster15
    I know I'm gonna get a lot of flak for this, and trust me, I like the Smiths, but... Am I the only one who thinks that all of their songs sound the same? I'm not ragging on them, really, I'm not, it's just something that I find... interesting, for lack of a better word.
    Maestro1600
    Morrisey might be up for it. It's about time for another round of painful, protracted legal battles, inspiring dirgey, boring songs that merely hint at former glories...
    jannick
    L2112Lif wrote: alestorm666 wrote: I would kill to see The Smiths live. Are you thinking... What I'm thinking...?
    i have no idea of who the smiths are and how politics are going on in UK. but if we can remove the danish prime minister aswell. IM IN!
    Ibeanez
    It is a powerful message to UK leaders, many of whom declared themselves Smiths fans while attending university in the 1980s.
    I think I'm seeing a different connection here than Mr. Marr is.
    Epi g-310
    I don't think Morrissey would agree to that unless poultry becomes an illegal substance in this new UK government.
    zalant
    goochmaster15 wrote: I know I'm gonna get a lot of flak for this, and trust me, I like the Smiths, but... Am I the only one who thinks that all of their songs sound the same? I'm not ragging on them, really, I'm not, it's just something that I find... interesting, for lack of a better word.
    I love the Smiths, but not so much that I can't be objective enough to know what you mean. There might be a general lack of huge dynamics, bombast and maybe contrast, too. It's sort of like this guy I knew in high school. He could draw the most fantastically intricate detailed things, but he didn't use much light/dark shadowing. When you looked at his stuff from about 5 feet away, it was just all grey. But when you got up close, you could really see the artistry. I feel the same way about the Smiths, I suppose. You really have to immerse yourself to find the many little things that make their music great. Some might say that the Smiths are like the stereotypical English diet -- rather bland. Those folks would be missing the point, though, me thinks.