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The Smiths Band • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Aaron Mook, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Your Milkshake

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  2. Got too drunk and sang "This Charming Man" at karaoke last night
     
  3. MatthewDuke

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    What is your favorite Smiths opener? It's hard for me to pick, but I have to go with The Headmaster Ritual. Such an amazing track.
     
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  4. SamLevi11

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    Honestly, I love almost everything these guys have done, however Meat Is Murder is epitome of a sophomore slump for me. That album just bores me.

    Also, happy 13th birthday to The Queen Is Dead.
     
  5. fame

    i thought this was chorus.FM?? Prestigious

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  6. SamLevi11

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    I'm very tired, my brain was sort of on the right track haha
     
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  7. Aj LaGambina

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  8. CoffeeEyes17

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    Motion City Soundtrack will always have my heart, but there are days (like today) where The Smiths could very well be my favorite band of all time.
     
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  9. CoffeeEyes17

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    It still absolutely blows me away how much material these guys put out in a span of 5 years. 4 records, a slew of b-sides and singles, and several alternate takes. I think I have like 70 unique Smiths songs in my library. And the really mind blowing thing? They're. All. Gold.
     
  10. SpyKi

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    yeah, it's insane. I'm surprised these days to get two albums in two years ever. Let alone four years in a row. I can't imagine being a fan of this band back then, it would have been insane. They look like they were so much fun live as well.
     
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  11. SamLevi11

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    As much as I'm not a fan of them, The Beatles were even more prolific.

    And yet it takes Brand New 8 years to write one record :crylaugh:
     
  12. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Bowie was insane as well.
     
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  13. SilverScreen

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    It's amazing to think that their career was so short yet they released a string of seminal records. That's almost unheard of in this day and age, where three years between albums has become almost the norm.

    If you were to put a gun to my head and ask me what my favourite Smiths record is the answer would be Louder Than Bombs.
     
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  14. CoffeeEyes17

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    yeah they released 4 lean, short records back to back and they all have the potential to be my favorite at any given time. Not to mention the fucking slew of b-sides and singles. Theyre all so good too. Morrissey and Marr were unmatched when it comes to songwriting.

    Andy and Mike dont get enough love imo, theyre a fantastic rhythm section. The Smiths always had some super creative basslines and some powerful drumming.
     
  15. SpyKi

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    yeah, every section of the band were perfect and they made perfect music together. It's so sad that they pretty much broke up for no reason.
     
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  16. Imagine if Brand New released all four of their albums in back to back years.

    Unrelated, but does anyone have recommendations on where to start with Johnny Marr's catalog?
     
  17. Your Milkshake

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    yes rhythm section of this band is ace
     
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  18. CoffeeEyes17

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    It's funny to me that The Smiths-Complete actually isn't complete. It's missing I believe 3 or 4 b-sides?

    Does anyone know how many actual, unique, individual Smiths songs there are? I read 71 somewhere but I have 76.
     
  19. CoffeeEyes17

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    I feel a top 10 list coming on

    Stop Me If You Think Youve Heard This One Before
    The Queen Is Dead
    Headmasters Ritual
    Oscillate Wildly
    The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
    I Dont Owe You Anything
    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    How Soon Is Now?
    Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
    Hand In Glove
     
  20. SamLevi11

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    Mine is probably:

    This Charming Man
    Still Ill
    Hand In Glove
    How Soon Is Now
    The Queen Is Dead
    Cemetery Gates
    There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    Stop Me If you Think You've Heard This One Before
    Ask
    Panic

    In all honesty, it could be pretty much anything, although I'm not a big fan of Meat Is Murder (the album).
     
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  21. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Ok, I'll be bringing my fantastic list later and ill also be sharing which songs on your lists I don't care for. Be ready.
     
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  22. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    Some Girls are Bigger than others
    Shoplifters of the World
    This Charming Man
    Ask
    How Soon is Now
    Bigmouth Strikes Again
    Cemetary Gates
    There is a light that never goes out
    Stop Me if you think you've heard this one before
    The Queen is Dead
     
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  23. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    1. Asleep
    2. I Know It's Over
    3. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
    4. Miserable Lie
    5. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
    6. Hand in Glove
    7. Still Ill
    8. What She Said
    9. Cemetery Gates
    10. William, It Was Really Nothing
     
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  24. CoffeeEyes17

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    I like these lists
     
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  25. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    I was kind of thinking of putting "some girls..." 10x