The death of the Smiths is what made his lyrics and performance on Viva Hate so powerful. He'd grown complacent towards the end of the Smiths and fell back too often on "carry on" style humour. The only stand out, heartfelt tracks on Strangeways are Last Night, Paint a Vulgar, and I won't share...
Interesting, thanks. I've come to respect Johnny a lot more since he started putting out his recent solo albums. Really liked Playland. But I used to bristle at the suggestion that his time in The The was longer and at least as significant.
Thanks FWD. I turned off autoplay but it still plays. Attaching screenshot for you Davidt. This overlay slides in from bottom right and autoplays. It's some sort of tracking ad as it's all very tuned into my searches.
I get an autoplay video playing in the bottom right of this site. I haven't got a problem with ads but this one knocks out whatever I am listening to at the time. Chrome browser on Android Pie. Is this normal and is there anything I can do.
Great gig. He was in fine voice and a lot more swivel hipped than I've seen before!
Loved HSIN - best version of that song he's ever performed. The gif got a bit bogged down with Munich, Police and World peace which no one really needs. I bury the living kinda works though. The clumsy first...
It is a shame. I am sure it would have been good with Andy on bass and Craig able to handle most of the lead guitar parts with more authenticity than anyone other than Marr himself being a bona fide former Smith. With an interesting selection of guest singers it would have been worthwhile. I...
Of course he wasn't the most important member, but I do believe his contribution is massively underrated. As first to die says, his bass playing is woven into the sound of the Smiths. Best of luck to them emulating From the Jam...
Yeah I have Southpaw Grammar near the top. Love that record.
1. Viva Hate
2. Your Arsenal
3. Southpaw Grammar
5. Vauxhall and I
6. You are the Quarry
7. Years of Refusal
8. Ringleader of the Tormentors
9. Low in High School (might creep up with listening - love side A)
"Forgive Someone" was my favourite of all the WP songs (although it had a demo-like synth backing track that could be improved upon):
"The black peat of the hill when I was still ill - see this mess and forgive someone" How beautifully evocative of the past was that?
Morrissey has always had...