The Miracle of the Smiths

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This thread was also amazingly self-renewing -- it had Nabisco, Dr C and Carmody writing great screeds early on, but years later the marvellous Mary could still pop up and write an even bigger one.

the pinefox, Monday, 9 February 2009 13:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think elwisty got the return and ? keys on his computer confused.

Ozman Bin Laden (Raw Patrick), Monday, 9 February 2009 13:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol aspergers

special guest stars mark bronson, Monday, 9 February 2009 13:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol you're a dick

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 00:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Heads up -- from the folks who brought you the New Order/Joy Division Recycle blog:

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink


tylerw, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Ned.

Un peu d'Eire, ça fait toujours Dublin (Michael White), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink


peacocks, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink


he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Stoked for this.

more lunacy and witchcraft! (kkvgz), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hope some fans pick up the idea and do this for The Cure too.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I know it's in bad taste to go "OMG this thread is so good!!!"

But yeah, OMG this thread is so good!!!

FRESH MEAT (MFB), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

It is good! (today's stinking it up a bit, though)

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:03 (seven years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

it was my emoticon, wasn't it ... :(

tylerw, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Still no Smiths action figures...

Born too beguiled (DavidM), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sorry Ned, now I feel bad.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

actually wait a second, what is andy cairns from therapy and that guy from sum 41 doing in mozza's band?

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink


seger ros (crüt), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

you know I looked at the name of that URL and still I thought it was going to be of action figures

people are for loving (HI DERE), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

As for "having a car with *'only'* a tape deck"... jeez. That's what I call living in the World's Only Remaining Superpower.

I still think of this post, often, when driving

Teddybears.SHTML (sic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

in case you missed this:

Search and Destroy : New Order

Bee OK, Friday, 27 August 2010 04:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

umm, i missed it, but that is one of the most amazing album covers i've ever seen. please let that be real.

a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Friday, 27 August 2010 04:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

To re-revive:

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 October 2010 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't like the sound of Wnr Br0$ shutting their blog down. Surely they'd have bigger fish to fry.. ah well let's hope so.

Meanwhile there's a brilliant How To Buy The Smiths article right at the back of MOJO December issue which just came out in the uk. It goes for Hatful.. as the best album, as voted for by writers and members of MOJO forum. I concur!

piscesx, Saturday, 30 October 2010 10:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Heads up, folks. It's started:

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:32 (six years ago) Permalink

didn't really 'get' the smiths until recently - this will be a good way back in. cheers!

dayo, Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:37 (six years ago) Permalink

i can see just from the first blog post that i'll be learning a few things here. and there was me fancying myself as some kind of Smiths expert!
what was Brixton Ace i wonder? never heard of it before.

piscesx, Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

this is going to be fun, those cover scans are incredible.

ILB's biggest fanboy for the SF Giants (Bee OK), Monday, 1 November 2010 01:33 (six years ago) Permalink


piscesx, Monday, 1 November 2010 02:44 (six years ago) Permalink

well i didn't think it possible to make the smiths interesting in 2010, but here we are

Sniiiiip! (electricsound), Monday, 1 November 2010 02:53 (six years ago) Permalink

hand in glove was amazing, thanks for posting the updates about this...would have had no idea.

skip, Monday, 1 November 2010 03:04 (six years ago) Permalink

shocked by how excited I am for this

Mark, Monday, 1 November 2010 03:30 (six years ago) Permalink

had no idea about a planned RATF single. Jeane was always a brilliant song. one of the few lesser known B sides thanks to it's exclusion from the 80's era compilations.

piscesx, Monday, 1 November 2010 04:02 (six years ago) Permalink

I like how dismissive the post is about morrissey

dayo, Monday, 1 November 2010 04:03 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah I find it weird that someone could be a smiths fanboy w/o being a morrissey fanboy, at least on some level

iatee, Monday, 1 November 2010 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Not really -- I've encountered enough people over time who are very explicitly all about Marr and the music above all else, and who really don't bother with Morrissey solo much. They're a smaller and much less visible group of Smiths fans than the expected norm, but they're there.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 November 2010 05:22 (six years ago) Permalink

well I can understanding not liking his solo career - I personally don't like much beyond the singles - but his persona and lyrics are such a major part of 'the miracle of the smiths'...

iatee, Monday, 1 November 2010 05:27 (six years ago) Permalink

but yeah, people are weird

iatee, Monday, 1 November 2010 05:28 (six years ago) Permalink

morrissey as a person does my head in to be honest. that night he flounced offstage last year in Liverpool after 1 song was the last straw for me. The Smiths are still my fave band of the 80s by some distance but his solo career could make a good 6 track mini album at best imho.

piscesx, Monday, 1 November 2010 05:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Morrissey has evolved an not always in ways I have found satisfying as I, too, have evolved. He has a couple of singles I like but The Smiths was the great musical love of my adolescence and that doesn't mean I have to keep following now. Ned, I love Marr but the last time he was in town fronting his forgettable band, I actually yawned and ended up leaving.

A Reclaimer Hewn With (Michael White), Monday, 1 November 2010 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Haha believe me, I couldn't even muster that level of interest for Marr solo.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 November 2010 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

one time an old band i was in did a bunch of smiths covers for a cover band contest.

was really interesting learning their material....gave us such an appreciation for them as musicians...marr's parts are incredibly odd and difficult to learn, such a personal style of playing guitar (and frankly or guitarist had to just get it "close" esp on the more picky stuff)...

another thing that really sticks out when you sit down and learn the parts is how amazing rourke and joyce are as a rhythm section....rourke's bass lines are so melodic and invenetive, even if he's not really "showy" in a classic musicianly way....

another weird thing, is that sometimes the parts weren't the "right" number of in general in rock it will be okay well four bars of this, then sixteen bars of that, then eight bars of the chorus, etc etc...def EVEN numbers

sometimes with the smiths it would be well four bars, then eight, then FIVE, then twelve or was usually apparent that they were conforming the songwriting to whatever lyrics morrissey had and not vice versa...

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 November 2010 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

My favourite memory was Andy Rourke's remark on Marr singing a melody line along with Morrissey during a session, saying they sounded like Peters and Lee.

(check the harmonies on Electronic's "Get the message")

Mark G, Monday, 1 November 2010 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

ah, this stuff sounds great thus far ... deep smiths immersion begins NOW.

tylerw, Monday, 1 November 2010 16:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Why I am still so geeked to hear this? I should have grown out of this by now.

romoing my damn eyes (Nicole), Monday, 1 November 2010 16:51 (six years ago) Permalink

drums sound way bigger on this reel around the fountain.

underrated joe perry project albums i have sold (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 November 2010 17:06 (six years ago) Permalink

what was Brixton Ace i wonder? never heard of it before.

I think it's the Fridge now.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 1 November 2010 17:11 (six years ago) Permalink

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