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ELLIOTT SMITH St Luke's Old Street London 1998, limited edition print, signed by the photographer Jamie Beeden Of course I know that The Smiths were not the only band doing this, but man, they did it better than anyone else. Today I’m saddened that I forced myself to listen to this music because it was supposed to be cool, topping the college radio charts, because in fact, what I wanted to hear, and denied myself, was music that sounded as if it were fun to make and fun to sing about. Yes, I’ll freely admit that I’m a huge Galaxie 500 fan, and there is some darkness there, though mostly from inner band struggles, and not from a genuine or imposed sense of gloom and doom depression. Sincerely, how long can fans carry this weight before they are drawn under, stifled from air, and sink beneath the waters of some mossy dark pond. Smith fans are fanatics, almost boarding on the religious, right down to their hipster skinny jeans, even making excuses fro Morrissey’s inherent racism [or has he turned a corner since those bygone days?]. So no, I don’t hate The Smiths, hating something that I can avoid is like trying to rearrange the air in front of my face, it’s pointless and a waste of time. Reissues of the first ten UK-issued 7-inches plus the Dutch only release of The Headmaster Ritual and the Still Ill / You've Got Everything Now DJ promo. officialsmiths.co.uk , Facebook , passionsjustlikemine.com , Soundcloud , Wikipedia , Imdb , YouTube , YouTube

Keep collections to yourself or inspire other shoppers! Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. Whose idea was it to open with "Reel Around the Fountain," with that awful, leaden drum sound introducing the record?If The Smiths have managed to help anyone though difficult times I’m most glad that you found somewhere to turn, some voice for your frustrations. But the world is too large for anyone to allow themselves to be laced into the sad life of a lonely man, who seems to grow ever lonelier. Recorded at Pluto (Manchester), Eden (London), Matrix (London) and Strawberry (Manchester), winter 1983. Complete(Box Set, Compilation, CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered) Andy Rourke, Craig Gannon, Dale Hibbert, Ivor Perry, James Maker, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Simon Wolstencroft, Steven Morrissey

I know, you don’t have to lecture me, it’s easy to ignore music one doesn’t like, yet in the same breath, when that music was such a part of the scene, it does make me want to comment on it without passing judgement, without making anyone feel badly, because music represents who we are, and if I dislike something you value, that in turn often leads to the notion that I don’t value others personally, and thats just not the case. It's a classic record, so I'll just offer some of my long time criticism of the Smiths debut album. Paul was very helpful too as I messaged him and asked if he could put a do not open until… the date on the parcel which he did 👍

John Porter botched the production. It feels weighed down by the persistently gray sound, and the ugly thump disguised as a snare. The US edition adds "This Charming Man," for which John Porter provided a flattering and dynamic production. Why didn't he use that approach for the album? Who knows. I’ve actually begun to believe that people only pretend to love The Smiths, just as anyone who tells you they love Sonic Youth or Radiohead is partly lying, because just because these bands got you though a rough time in your late teens or early twenty’s, doesn’t mean that you’re always going to feel that way. Now when I hear a song from The Smiths, it’s good for about ten seconds, then I begin to get angry, angry that I allowed myself to be taken down into the bogs by so many sudo-intellectual friends who though we were sharing a bit of a joke on the world, that the answers to all our issues could be solved if only we could touch the lyrics of The Smiths in mid air, where Morrissey would tell us how to live, where to live, who to love, what to eat, whom to hate … when in fact it was merely Morrissey singing these songs to himself, obsessed with everything around him, and the fact that he could not, dared not fit in. So perhaps once Morrissey didn’t fit in, but now, now I just see an older man who’s got to keep the depression thing going, it’s all he’s got, it’s all he’s selling, and I [?], I’m not buying. Complete(Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 2×LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, 2×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, 2×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered) Personalized Family Name Vinyl Wall Decal - Home Vinyl Lettering - Family Wall Art Home Decor New Decal 22"H x 48"W

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