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BBC 4 "The People's History of Pop 1976-1985" featuring The Smiths

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Very nice to see some fellow fans talking about The Smiths.

Particularly I envy the guy who got 1983 Camden Dingwall gig's setlist which he also got autographs from Morrissey and Johnny.

Smiths segment on YouTube posted by Irregular Regular:

Also posted by Uncleskinny:

Can be watched here...

Smiths section, including Angie Cooke, starts at 45:13

The Smiths' "First" bassist, Dale Hibbert, played the Smiths first demo

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Dale Hibbert was at the PLY Bar in Manchester last night (Sept. 29, 2016) and an excerpt from The Smiths' first demo was played at the end of the night's event.

This is a bit of "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" demo recorded at Decibelle Studios by Morrissey, Marr, Joyce, and Hibbert on bass.

Apparently, more of the demo will be released soon from the same sources.

Not much different from what the band ended up with on the debut LP.

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New Uncut Smiths/Moz special

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Could be considered a rehash of a previous publication, but seems bang up to date with articles on the autobiography, List Of The Lost, World Peace... and other stuff I've not seen before. Also a nice foreword from Mike Joyce. If I get the chance I'll post a few snippets later.

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Rolling Stone flashback : VH1's failed Smiths reunion Attempt

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New story today, my favorite episode was the Flock of Seagulls since the brother was working in Oxford, NC which is about 50 miles from where I grew up.

Flashback: VH1 Fails in Doomed Effort to Reunite the Smiths - Rolling Stone
In 2004, cable show 'Bands Reunited' attempted to pull off the impossible
By Andy Greene

"The Smiths - 30 years of The Queen Is Dead" triple DVD box set (out Aug. 12, 2016)

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I just noticed this on Bull Moose pre orders.. Has anyone heard of this?

The Smiths: 30 Years of the Queen is Dead - VideoETA

While the title may appear a little passe and the message somewhat less outrageous than it did 30 years ago, The Smiths' sophomore album remains among the finest pieces of musical work to appear during the eighties - if not the finest since punk and new wave broke in the mid to late '70s. And while our beloved premier (overseas readers excepted) may count it as one of his own fave raves, we won't let that put us off - most of us round here don't believe him anyway - being that such a fine and creative array of music is captured in its grooves. So in celebration and honour of this dynamic album's pearl jubilee comes this triple disc box set of DVDs. Featuring three separate films focussing on The Smiths in general, The Queen Is Dead album and the Morrissey/Marr angle...

Rank(ed)! The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs - MOJO

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Rank(ed)! The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs - MOJO
Does the mind rule the body, or the body rule the mind? Songs that wrestle with that conundrum and more, as featured in the new issue of MOJO.



In the new issue of MOJO (August 2016 / #273), on sale in the UK from July 28, we celebrate The Smiths’ unique universe by presenting their 50 greatest songs.

...Get the new issue of MOJO for the full Hatful, but for now check out MOJO’s bare-bones rundown of The Smiths’ 50 Greatest Songs.

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The Smiths saluted in Mojo magazine (Aug. 2016)

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The Smiths Saluted In New MOJO Magazine - MOJO
30 years since The Queen Is Dead redefined British rock, the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs, plus Morrissey movie latest and Marr memoir update.



THE NEW MOJO magazine (MOJO 273 / August 2016) is a Smiths extravaganza, with the stories behind their 50 Greatest Songs plus brand new insights into their art from the likes of Richard Hawley, Hans Zimmer and Elbow’s Guy Garvey.

...Meanwhile, exclusive access to the set and star of the Morrissey biopic due next year brings new perspectives on The Smiths and their singer, including more on the influence of Morrissey’s friend Anji Hardy, who died of leukaemia in 1977.

“Everybody knows about Morrissey’s fixation with the Moors Murders,” says the film’s writer and director Mark Gill...

"The Queen Is Dead" at 30 - God Is In The TV, The Guardian

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From The Crate: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead (Rough Trade) - God Is In The TV
By Bill Cummings

Link posted by Uncleskinny:

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey's style, 30 years on – stylewatch - The Guardian
by Morwenna Ferrier
The Smiths’ seminal album is 30 years old. From a style perspective, from oversized knits to the quiff, Morrissey (the original sad boy) set the tone for emotionally charged male pop stars

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