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The Smiths

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Just surfing the web and have the best of the smiths on :-D

The songs still sound so fresh and amazing, i cannot believe some of them are 20 years old now :oops: Perhaps i am just getting old lol but the lyrics, Marr on the guitar, awesome :thumbsup:

Anyone else a Smith's fan or too shy to admit it lol?
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
There's a light that never goes out is their best ever track, I still like their music now too, as you say the lyrics are superb.
#2
I actually hated the Smiths when they were still going (and I was a wee nipper).

In recent years though my musical tastes have broadened, and I've come to really appreciate them, and can finally understand why they are held in such high regard.

One of the best bands to come out of Britain, period....
#3
I like how soon is now, very depressing but it sums up how I feel about my life lol.
#4
s'pose given where i live and all i am presupposed to the smiths et. al :) but there is summat in the mix of the lyrics and rifts that no band could reach for me in the last 20 years and perhaps never will again.

Oh dear Ryouga, try Some Girls Are Bigger Than Other's :giggle: and for those with a genuine need, you cannot beat Back To The Old House from Hatful of Hollow, the Peel Session's version

Glad that you managed to become a convert Martin :thumbsup: and yeah, There Is A Light will always have a place in my life

Wow, i have some cool music, This Is The One by Stone Roses. Sorry being too much of a Manc now lol
#5
too be fair im not a smiths fan
but i thought i would post anyway - just to ease the tension
#6
knewbold
too be fair im not a smiths fan
but i thought i would post anyway - just to ease the tension
Hey, what's that all about? :?
#7
well i didnt want to be left out!
#8
knewbold
well i didnt want to be left out!
Oh right :giggle:sorry, twas the word tension that threw me :oops:
#9
you have to throw in a few confusing words now and again otherwise its a bit tame!

anyway - thanks for coming - night
#10
you have to throw in a few confusing words now and again otherwise its a bit tame!

anyway - thanks for coming - night
#11
knewbold
you have to throw in a few confusing words now and again otherwise its a bit tame!

anyway - thanks for coming - night


Yep, we got what you were saying the first time you posted it ;-)

Anyway, I was originally put off by The Smiths purely because of Morrisey's depressing-sounding vocals (not what he was singing, just the tone of his voice).

Once I REALLY started listening to the songs I realised he was a lyrical genius and then his voice really started to grow on me.
Having become a convert of the vocals and lyrics, I was able to appreciate the music more, and realise that they've done some amazing tracks.

"How Soon Is Now" is probably my fave, but there loads more that I adore.

As an NME/Melody Maker reader in the mid-late 80's, I never understood all the hype over this band.
These days I do !
#12
A lot of folks say that they don't like the lyrics, they often point to Girlfriend In A Coma but never heard anyone say it was his voice itself before, interesting

A real priceless song to try and "find" is, Sorrow Will Come. Morrissey wrote it for the Maladjusted album but it was omitted from the UK release. It's about the court case he had over royalties with Joyce and Rourke. It's more of a rant-cum-chant but it's not nice lol
#13
How Soon Is Now is the only one I've ever heard - obviously because I'm a big fan of Charmed, I liked it :-D

Though to be fair the version that used to be used for Charmed was a cover of the Smith's by Love Spit Love (now Charmed has a piece of music by U2 as the theme since the rights were lost to it).
#14
I was brought up on the smiths, and then morrissey. I like them both :) really uplifting and happy songs :giggle:

'And if a double decker bus, crashes into us.....'
'Girlfriend in a coma, I know, I know, its really serious....'

Now listen to the smiths and morrissey myself
#15
Massive fan. Totally agree with the point above, never known another band/artist that has grown + improved in my liking the more I've listened quite so much.
#16
i love "asleep" and "i know its over", loved some of the buckley versions also
#17
"This charming man" is my favourite, along with "Bigmouth strikes again"
#18
Great site here by the way http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~moz/lyrics/lyricsin.htm

All the lyrics for pretty much everything the smiths & moz and some interesting background to some of the tracks; or just google "lasid" with the name of the track/album...

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