erm it's brilliant. Next Smiths song...erm it's brilliant.
As Andy Kershaw said in '86, 'I sat down with a piece of paper and wrote all the names of the bands whose music will endure for decades. An hour later I had only written down one name - The Smiths'
Just as my contributions to the solo a-z were a boring list of negatives, my contributions towards the smiths a-z are just going to be a boring list of superlatives.
This song is incredible from start to finish. It's mini solo at 1:04 got you on your feet and the lyric is classic tragi-comedy...
Not a favourite of mine but the Smiths canon of songs is so strong. This A-Z is already reminding me that they didn't release a poor track. Even the lesser songs were stronger than most of their contemporary's output.
A sharp contrast to their singer's solo career that followed.
It is very difficult to articulate how much these songs meant at the time on an emotional level.
It's so long ago now, it's like revisiting someone else's life.
But what a beautiful waltz-like reminisce through the mind it offers.
16/10 for this one.
When record labels are inundated with artists who are prepared to 'play the game' in terms of advances, promotion, etc, they have no need to sign an artist who steadfastly refuses to play the game.
He doesn't sell enough to warrant the arseache of having to deal with him.