The Smiths are reuniting

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apparently six figures each member.

Sheila Takeabow, Thursday, 20 January 2005 09:58 (fifteen years ago) link

mmmm.

is it 1 April already ?

or is there proof of such historic events ..


mark e (mark e), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:00 (fifteen years ago) link

No, you'll have to try harder than that...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:06 (fifteen years ago) link

this is with holly johnson on vocals, right?

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:09 (fifteen years ago) link

ok, i'll bite.

GIVEMEDETAILSNOWORISHALLSMITETHEEWITHWEAPONSFORGEDFROMSTEEL

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:14 (fifteen years ago) link

seems reasonable.,

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:22 (fifteen years ago) link

"apparently six figures each member."

Unfortunately it's somehow accidentally slipped Morrissey's mind to mention to Andy and Mike that the figures they've been offered are in Japanese Yen, while the figures he and Johnny Marr have been offered are in GB£ Sterling....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:33 (fifteen years ago) link

1 million pounds each. apparently, this was a proposal from either Joyce & Rourke or Gannon & Rourke! Although I would guess the former. I still can't believe it myself, especially given the bitter lawsuit and all. Then again, I think all but Morrissey may be hungry, possibly on the edge of starving now, not so much Marr, as Joyce, Rourke, and Gannon.

Sheila Takeabow, Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:37 (fifteen years ago) link

"1 million pounds each. apparently,"

[a sad, tedious, pedantic accountant writes]:

That's seven figures.

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Have you seen the rythm section recently? They are in no way starving

Hey Dudes, you should check out some o dat Phil Collins dat be da fly shit dat n, Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:42 (fifteen years ago) link

If Morrissey's hungry after the year he's had, it can only be cuz he's EATEN TOO MUCH!

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:42 (fifteen years ago) link

I wouldn't be that surprised if it ever happened cuz Morrissey's whole shtick is about scratching away at old wounds in that sour old way he always had. He was always about the past. Grist for t'mill innit?

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 20 January 2005 10:50 (fifteen years ago) link

yep, morrissey really must be on his beam ends living in clark gable's old house in hollywood.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:26 (fifteen years ago) link

At this moment Martin Rossiter is sat by his phone waiting for it to ring. Waiting, waiting, waiting...

David Merryweather (DavidM), Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Am I the only one fed up with reunions?

stevie nixed (stevie nixed), Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:35 (fifteen years ago) link

i wouldn't mind the original scritti politti reuniting!

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Is that CD out yet? I saw it in the 'pile' that is the first page of the Mojo reviews, but no review inside...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:42 (fifteen years ago) link

I would rather not go
Back to the old house
I would rather not go
Back to the old house
There’s too many
Bad memories
Too many memories
There...
There...
There...

When you cycled by
Here began all my dreams
The saddest thing I’ve ever seen
And you never knew
How much I really liked you
Because I never even told you
Oh, and I meant to

Are you still there ?
Or... have you moved away ?
Or have you moved away ?
Oh...

I would love to go
Back to the old house
But I never will
I never will...
I never will...
I never will...

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Or,

"Oh I won't go and be in that band again
but I'll have a cup of tea with you johnny
And it's OK if Andy and even Craig are there
But Mike's still overdue a slap with a wet slipper..."

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 11:49 (fifteen years ago) link

the scrit early album comes out on valentine's day, but rough trade already have copies in stock.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 20 January 2005 12:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Re-issue ! Re-package ! Re-package !
Re-evaluate the songs
Double-pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)

Jaunty Alan (Alan), Thursday, 20 January 2005 13:01 (fifteen years ago) link

they should ALL come and play at the winchester club!

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 20 January 2005 13:16 (fifteen years ago) link

At this moment Martin Rossiter is sat by his phone waiting for it to ring. Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Hahah. Hey, it worked for Ian Astbury.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 20 January 2005 13:47 (fifteen years ago) link

When was the last time Green Gartside performed on stage?

JoB (JoB), Thursday, 20 January 2005 14:10 (fifteen years ago) link

the scrit early album comes out on valentine's day, but rough trade already have copies in stock.
-- Marcello Carlin (marcellocarli...) (webmail), January 20th, 2005 12:44 PM. (link)


And so do I, now. A fiver. Whee.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 14:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember him doing "Oh Patti" liveish on the Tube's 'when it's not on' fill-in programme. Forget the name. The Roxy, or some such...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 14:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Muriel Gray. You know...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 20 January 2005 14:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Is that CD out yet? I saw it in the 'pile' that is the first page of the Mojo reviews, but no review inside...

that sucks, i wrote that... should be in the next issue!

stevie (stevie), Thursday, 20 January 2005 14:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I never thought they would have reunited...but then again, I didn't think The Pixies would either!

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Friday, 21 January 2005 01:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Andy put his bass up for sale on eBay? And not just any bass, but the one he used to record all those songs?

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 21 January 2005 03:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, just after he left Badly Drawn Boy's band.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 21 January 2005 10:54 (fifteen years ago) link

has anyone else heard the rumor that the smiths will be playing coachella?

http://www.productshopnyc.com

just the idea of a smiths reunion blows my mind.

rm265, Friday, 21 January 2005 18:30 (fifteen years ago) link

That would be pretty perverse. A festival show in likely 110F heat.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 21 January 2005 18:36 (fifteen years ago) link

...I would still go though. Which is a sign of poor mental health, probably.

Leon the Fatboy (Ex Leon), Friday, 21 January 2005 18:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Extra Extra!! Smiths reunite after joke thread on message board gives them idea!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 21 January 2005 18:49 (fifteen years ago) link

well it worked out for the pixies

the first church of latebloomer, friend of plebians and santa (reformed) (latebl, Friday, 21 January 2005 18:54 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.hallmundur.com/goodle/goodle.htm#

Radiohead to record "happy songs"
Guardian - 11 hours ago
Critically -acclaimed rock miserablists Radiohead are to release an album of covers of happy songs from the Eighties. Songs will include “Happy Talk”, “The Birdie Song”, and a duet with Cliff Richard on a startling re-interpretation of his 1988 Christmas smash “Mistletoe & Wine”
The Smiths to reform Reuters

Masked Gazza, Friday, 21 January 2005 20:33 (fifteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
Kung apparently has recent word on this. Kung?

(plurplurplur) ^_- DJ 'O' Nut -_^ (rulprulprulp) (donut), Monday, 14 November 2005 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

You rang? Oh, sorry.

klung (Ken L), Monday, 14 November 2005 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

That wacky Kung.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 14 November 2005 20:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Kung?

Jonathan King?

KSTFUNS (Ex Leon), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:07 (fourteen years ago) link

I suspect he has other things on his mind these days.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:10 (fourteen years ago) link

there is no way this is true, right?

JD from CDepot, Monday, 14 November 2005 21:13 (fourteen years ago) link

(mainly because i dont want it to be)

JD from CDepot, Monday, 14 November 2005 21:13 (fourteen years ago) link

If Kung says it we must keep it in mind. (In otherwards, no.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:14 (fourteen years ago) link

kung and kodos?

stockholm cindy is in your extended network (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Hahahahah. Hahah. Hahahahahahahah. Hahahahahahahahah. Hahah.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Not the krung- the krung!

klung (Ken L), Monday, 14 November 2005 21:45 (fourteen years ago) link

From Holy Moly:

"Just had dinner at Daniel (NY) with some work friends, when I noticed an older and wiser Johnny Marr of The Smiths coming in as we were going out. I stopped to gawk because, well, that's what you do.

As he went to his table, he shook his dining partner's hand - it was a greying Morrissey. Smiths reunion, anyone?"

Morrissey fan sites are rubbishing these claims, but my money is on 'something' happening for Manchester vs Cancer, a charity concert at the MEN arena in Jan 2006. Maybe.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Monday, 14 November 2005 22:54 (fourteen years ago) link

There's no doubt that they will reunite within the next 2 years or so, most likely for a one-off series of gigs. Without M. Joyce obv, not that it matters.

Dr.C, Tuesday, 15 November 2005 10:42 (fourteen years ago) link

This is too bad. I think it would have been great to see those three together again.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:26 (two years ago) link

actual office lol

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:35 (two years ago) link

err... although i apologize if you were being sincere?

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:36 (two years ago) link

uh i meant musically

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:39 (two years ago) link

has anything mike joyce ever participated in post smiths ever come out right

Nah but at least he wasn’t in Freebass.

gyac, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:43 (two years ago) link

http://www.topfiverecords.se/images/morDSCF4477.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:44 (two years ago) link

oh one song he was told how to play probs

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:48 (two years ago) link

This Charming Rachmaninoff

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:49 (two years ago) link

Yeah I didn’t realise he and Rourke were on Bona Drag. He hadn’t played on a record since according to his discography??? Even though I slagged off Rourke just now, he’s worked a lot more than that.

gyac, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:51 (two years ago) link

Louder Than Brahms

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:56 (two years ago) link

Ring Cycle Around The Fountain

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 18:59 (two years ago) link

Oh wait... it was "Reel" wasn't it? damn.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:08 (two years ago) link

Last Night I Dreamt Václav Karel Holan Rovenský

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:09 (two years ago) link

There is a Leitmotif that Never Goes Out

bannonality of evil (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:11 (two years ago) link

Heaven Knows I'm Miserere Now

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:12 (two years ago) link

okay i checked

for the completist

joyce played drums on interesting drug, such a little thing, international playboys, and lucky lisp

ftr i only like interesting drug but i do recognize that playboys is a good track

not sure about the other two

i never read about what was going on during the recording of bona drag but i wonder what the history of getting him to play on those songs was

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:14 (two years ago) link

Hand in Gluck

mark s, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:15 (two years ago) link

Some Girls are Bigger than Hummel

mark s, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:17 (two years ago) link

there is a liszt that never goes out

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:18 (two years ago) link

meat is mahler

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:18 (two years ago) link

"Panufnik on the streets of Birmingham..."

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:18 (two years ago) link

this nocturne has opened my eyes

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:19 (two years ago) link

what she satie

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:19 (two years ago) link

Cemetrio Gates

bannonality of evil (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:21 (two years ago) link

The Handel That Rocks the Cradle

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:22 (two years ago) link

Never Had Nono Ever

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:23 (two years ago) link

Death of a Dieskau Dancer

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:26 (two years ago) link

Frankly Mr. Stravinski

bannonality of evil (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:27 (two years ago) link

last night i dreamt that somebody loved meat

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:30 (two years ago) link

k waiting for a Chopin pun to come to me so i can remove bookmark from this thread

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:35 (two years ago) link

Chopinlifters of the World Unite?

bannonality of evil (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:45 (two years ago) link

has anything mike joyce ever participated in post smiths ever come out right

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FixHZQh-MHw/UfmJIA-jtsI/AAAAAAAAZ0o/e5mcgm85oDA/s1600/The+Mighty+Wah+-+Songs+Of+Strength+&+Heartbreak+-+Front.jpg

never read about what was going on during the recording of bona drag but i wonder what the history of getting him to play on those songs was

Bona Drag is a compilation, those singles were recorded and released consecutively - Rourke and Gannon are also on them

Haribo Hancock (sic), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 19:54 (two years ago) link

Chopinlifters of the World Unite?

― bannonality of evil (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:45 PM (eighteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thank you

flappy bird, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

I think there was a time when Rourke and Joyce hoped the band would get back together which might explain his involvement in the earlier singles, who knows Moz might have had those kicking around in some form towards the end of the band?

Rourke is such a great bassist

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:07 (two years ago) link

This revive is making me think of a future remake of Annie Hall wherein Alvy Singer complains about the record store guy telling him, "We've got a sale on Mo-rrissey this week..."

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:10 (two years ago) link

Ravel Ruffians

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:17 (two years ago) link

"i never read about what was going on during the recording of bona drag but i wonder what the history of getting him to play on those songs was"

bona drag wasn't recorded as an album, it's a singles compilation, and he was used to record those singles.

akm, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:31 (two years ago) link

Haydn Glove

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:45 (two years ago) link

Miserable Tye

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 20:47 (two years ago) link

I Know It's Coda

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

There is a light that has just gone out.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

bona drag wasn't recorded as an album, it's a singles compilation, and he was used to record those singles.

― akm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:31 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i know

still doesn't say anything about why

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:41 (two years ago) link

Closure.

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:44 (two years ago) link

Cloture.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:46 (two years ago) link

There Is A Ligeti That Never Goes Out

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:20 (two years ago) link

Statement from Mike Joyce with reference to Classically Smiths . It is with much regret that I have to announce that I will not be taking part in the show (s) Classically Smiths. I entered into agreement in good faith to perform these shows with Andy Rourke and Craig Gannon. Unfortunately it became apparent very late that Andy would not be taking part. I agreed with Andy that I would take part in the press conference and inform people that he would not be taking part. Unfortunately on the morning of the press conference I was informed I would not be able to say this. I therefore agreed to take part in the press interviews but did so without discussing Andy’s participation in the venture at any point during all tv, radio and print interviews. After much deliberation and soul searching I have decided that without Andy, an integral part of why I agreed to take part in the first place, I have come to this difficult decision. I still believe the shows and concept to be a fantastic idea and wish them all the success they deserve.

so they made up fake quotes to pretend Andy was playing. then Joyce finds out Andy didn't actually agree to it and the two of them decide to tell the press. then before he can set the record straight he finds out he can't is not allowed to discuss it. do i have this right? what the fuck

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:32 (two years ago) link

Rubber Ring Cycle

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:34 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

If it hadn't already been done to death, I'd have launched a Smiths website. But too many already. So I decided instead to launch a website around the music of two other great songwriters - Cathal Coughlan and Sean O'Hagan, who I was thrilled to see lead Microdisney into a reunion period in 2018 and 2019. On https://coughlanohagan.com/, I think I'm building up something worthwhile. Hope you enjoy it.

weirwrite, Saturday, 23 May 2020 06:52 (four days ago) link

"six figures per band member" - how adorable 2005 was.

What would Coachella pay for a Smiths reunion in 2021, $10 million?

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 23 May 2020 07:01 (four days ago) link

What has Microdisney got to do with The Smiths?

Mark G, Saturday, 23 May 2020 08:25 (four days ago) link


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