The Smiths & Morrissey thread

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  1. Ducado

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    So on the long sad drive home from the game tonight, it was The Smiths and Morrissey all the way home (after dropping PB off, he does not appreciate decent music)

    It got me thinking what makes it all so timeless and popular, I am told that The Smiths even have a cult following in Latino communities in the US and there are many kids into The Smiths who were not even born when they split up

    Could it be the magical rhythms of Johnny Marr, or the witty melancholic and sometimes ludicrous lyrics of the man himself ?

    Whilst many groups and singers shoot to fame and fade away, for some reason they seem as popular as ever

    I would be interested in your take on this
     
  2. Think I will let MES answer that for you :)
     
  3. Damocles

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    Love the Smiths, mainly due to the cracking bassline and the wonderful and timeless riffs of Johnny Marr.

    Never liked that front bloke though. Seemed like a bit of a whinging cunt to me.
     
  4. jimharri

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  5. Now I know how to become a MOD just like the smith's :)
     
  6. johnny on the spot

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    They were just fucking top. Moz was a freak and Marr was cool as fuck.

    And as for the rhythm section, best in the fucking business. Meeting Andy Rourke and saying thanks for Barbarism Begins at Home is still one of the highlights of my life.
     
  7. chabal

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    My take on this is that you are tired of life.
     
  8. Damocles

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    Suspiciously, pretty much all of the mods enjoy the Smiths. I'm sure there's something in that.
     
  9. Nightmare Walking

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    I think you have mistaken The Smiths for The Stone Roses there.
     
  10. johnny on the spot

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    I did type that and actually thought A Certain Ratio.
     

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