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Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby YAFF » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:14 pm

Any fans out there? I was only converted this year. It always amazes me that I would become a fan of an artist/band I'd known abut for decades but suddenly "discover" them. lol
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:52 pm

I've been listening to them religiously since 1985.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby JLP » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:00 pm

one band I really cannot abide.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby YAFF » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:51 pm

JLP wrote:one band I really cannot abide.


Oh there's gotta be more than one :P
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby YAFF » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:25 pm

The Milkman wrote:I've been listening to them religiously since 1985.


What are your faves? I find myself enjoying recent solo Morrissey ("You Are The Quarry", "Years Of Refusal", "World Peace Is None Of Your Business") more lately. The Smiths have a special charm with their style but Moz's voice is so much stronger today. Thoughts?
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby icy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:44 pm

Casual fan here, so I won't intrude on the thread too much.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:00 am

YAFF wrote:
The Milkman wrote:I've been listening to them religiously since 1985.


What are your faves? I find myself enjoying recent solo Morrissey ("You Are The Quarry", "Years Of Refusal", "World Peace Is None Of Your Business") more lately. The Smiths have a special charm with their style but Moz's voice is so much stronger today. Thoughts?


The Smiths albums are my all time favorites and I will never get tired of them. IMO the two best Morrissey albums are the Mick Ronson produced Your Arsenal and Vauxhall And I. Your Arsenal is the hardest rocking Morrissey album and it's flawless. Definitely his strongest piece of work. Most of his album are worth listening to but I would only recommend Malajusted, Kill Uncle, and Southpaw Grammar to the diehards. They have some good tracks on them but a lot of his Bsides are better than the tracks on those two albums.

I never really noticed that his voice was stronger on those albums. I know they are mastered louder than his earlier work.

Staircase At The University is his strongest song in 20 years.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby YAFF » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:19 am

icy wrote:Casual fan here, so I won't intrude on the thread too much.
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I love Hold On To Your Friends.


I did a poll on a Morrissey forum and "Vauxhall And I" (from whence that song came) won easily. "Your Arsenal" checked in as runner up.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby YAFF » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:23 am

The Milkman wrote:
YAFF wrote:
The Milkman wrote:I've been listening to them religiously since 1985.


What are your faves? I find myself enjoying recent solo Morrissey ("You Are The Quarry", "Years Of Refusal", "World Peace Is None Of Your Business") more lately. The Smiths have a special charm with their style but Moz's voice is so much stronger today. Thoughts?


The Smiths albums are my all time favorites and I will never get tired of them. IMO the two best Morrissey albums are the Mick Ronson produced Your Arsenal and Vauxhall And I. Your Arsenal is the hardest rocking Morrissey album and it's flawless. Definitely his strongest piece of work.

Staircase At The University is his strongest song in 20 years.


Actually I agree with you. Those two are pretty much perfect albums with no filler. The only albums I had in my collection until really going full fan was The Smiths "Singles" and Moz's "Vauxhall And I", which of course I bought for his only U.S. hit "The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get". How can you not like a song that has lines like "Beware. I bear more grudges than lonely high court judges" and "In the bar wiith my head on the bar. I am now a central part of your mind's landscape whether you care or do not"?
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:02 pm

YAFF wrote: How can you not like a song that has lines like "Beware. I bear more grudges than lonely high court judges" and "In the bar wiith my head on the bar. I am now a central part of your mind's landscape whether you care or do not"?


With a great Bside!

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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 pm

:lol: I loved your post on the other thread! He's a bit thicker now. The Smiths/Morrissey were one of my music obsessions. I collected all of Morrissey's singles because of the fantastic B sides, had posters on my walls, and wore their t-shirts. Never really did this for any other artist but something about them really connected. Great music and brilliant lyrics that I will never get tired of.
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby icy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:32 pm

Milkman, you posted above about brilliant lyrics. I think you are spot on. It takes a certain kind of 'guts' to be so 'dark'
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:30 am

Dark but funny too. :lol:


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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby Soul Brother » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:33 pm

I love The Smiths.

I am late to the party as I only got the boxset about 5 years ago after reading a review, but have never looked back. I love Meat Is Murder and The Queen Is Dead. So many great songs.

I've seen The Smyths twice (a weird experience) and Morrissey once. :cool:
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Re: Morrissey & The Smiths?

Postby The Milkman » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:15 am

That box set sounds beautiful and it's a shame it's out of print. They have a much better sound quality than the original CDs.

I can only think of two songs that I don't really care for by The Smiths and they are the two instrumental tracks.
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