Mad Eyed Screamer said:stony said:Ducado said: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
It's the lyrics. They appeal to the frustrated "nobody understands me" teenage male, who spends half of his time wanking into a sock and the other half listening to miserable music and crying into his pillow.
Who told you I did that?
Anyone who was a teenager and liked the smiths, had a room full of crusty socks and a tear stained pillow.