The Smiths

The Smiths

Produce Like A Pro YT: "Songs that Changed Music: The Smiths - How Soon Is Now" (November 25, 2020)

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“How Soon is Now?” was written by The Smiths’ guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey.
Marr’s haunting, tremolo and sliding guitar part prepares the perfect sonic atmosphere for Morrissey’s angst-ridden lyrics.
“I am the song and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar,” the singer croons to his listeners.
Upon the band’s break-up, writer Simon Reynolds named this dark tone as the key element that made the band so appealing:
“Why were The Smiths ‘important’? Because of their misery….The Smiths finest moments - ‘Hand in Glove,’ ‘How Soon is Now?’, ‘Still Ill’, ‘I Know Its Over’ - were moments of reproachful, avenging misery, naked desperation, unbearable reverence - free from the ‘saving grace’ of quips and camp self-consciousness.
If there was laughter it was black, scornful scathing….they were like those gauche youths who turn up to house parties only to cling to the dark corners in...

Omega Auctions: November auction results (November 24, 2020)

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Omega Auctions - Music Memorabilia & Vinyl Records​

Lot: 1 to 599 - Tuesday, 24th November 2020 10:00
Lot: 600 to 1250 - Wednesday, 25th November 2020 10:00


Some big prices paid again, but some items came in close to estimate and it looks like some bargains were had for those who collect.

442MORRISSEY AND JOHNNY MARR SIGNED CARD£150 - £250£190
443THE SMITHS FULLY SIGNED SINGLE£300 - £500£460
444THE SMITHS TICKETS FOR FINAL CONCERTS£60 - £100£220
445ORIGINAL HACIENDA LISTING FLYER - THE SMITHS 3RD PERFORMANCE£100 - £150£480
446SMITHS MEAT IS MURDER AND STRANGEWAYS T-SHIRT£60 - £100£85
447SMITHS MEAT IS MURDER SIGNED£400 -...

"We Are Who We Are" (HBO) episode 4 party scene includes short clip of "This Night Has Opened My Eyes"

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This Night Has Opened My Eyes
THE SMITHS

Party continues. everyone is drinking and smoking.

Omega Auction: "Live From Liverpool: Rare & Collectable Vinyl" - 2 items sold - November 10, 2020

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After discussion with Omega, it appears 2 of the items recently listed were actually part of a 'Liverpool Vinyl' auction today.
Those items were namely:

lot/name/estimate/hammer price

Regards,
FWD.

Omega Auctions: More Geoff Travis rarities listed (Auction due November 24-25, 2020)

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Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November 2020 - Two Day Sale - Music Memorabilia and Vinyl Records - Online Only

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Full catalogue:

A selection on offer:

MORRISSEY AND JOHNNY MARR SIGNED CARD
Authenticated by Roger Epperson prior to this sale.

THE SMITHS FULLY SIGNED SINGLE
Authenticated by Roger Epperson prior to this sale.

THE...

The Telegraph: "Nik Kershaw interview: ‘The Smiths hated me – we had stare-offs on Top of the Pops’" (October 15, 2020)

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The 1980s pop superstar talks about backstage antics at the BBC, being cornered by Bob Geldof at Heathrow, and those notorious outfits.

The article is gated - so reproduced in full below:
It’s 11.30am or thereabouts on Monday, so it’s time for Nik Kershaw to get out the wine. “We were drinking this,” the musician is saying, hefting into laptop-screen view a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin.

It just so happens that the 1980s pop star, responsible for retro-radio staples Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and The Riddle, has to hand a bottle of the same red wine he enjoyed one fateful Sunday at Elton John’s Windsor estate. (Probably not the same pricey vintage, he points out, but you get the picture.)

In late 1984, the year of his chart breakthrough, Kershaw – now a well-preserved 62 years old...

Radio 2 Best Albums of the 1980's list (October 9, 2020)

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Another one of those ridiculous lists, this time voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners.

The Queen Is Dead is #7.


Imho, Joshua Tree isn't even the best U2 album of the 80s...

Omega Auctions: October auction results (October 6, 2020)

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THE SMITHS - STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME - COPYMASTERS DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200.
Sold for: £1000

MORRISSEY - DEMO CASSETTES (ROUGH TRADE ARCHIVE):
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £130

THE SMITHS - WEA DEMO CASSETTES
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £300

THE SMITHS - EDEN STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE (BEFORE FIRST ALBUM):
Estimate - £150-250
Sold for: £3000

THE SMITHS - SHEILA TAKE A BOW (SOLID BOND STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTE):
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £900

THE SMITHS - ASK REMIX - DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £1300

THE SMITHS - 'LIVE AT KILBURN' (RANK) - DEMO CASSETTES:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £700

THE SMITHS - MAYFAIR RECORDING STUDIOS DEMO CASSETTES:
Estimate - £150-250
Sold for: £3000

THE SMITHS - HOW SOON IS NOW - DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £100-200
Sold for: £2100

THE SMITHS - THE SMITHS - ORIGINAL TROY TATE SESSIONS DEMO CASSETTE:
Estimate - £500-1000
Sold for: £2400

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