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Old 01-05-2010, 02:26 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what i said, although it might be ridiculous, it's also ridiculously cool
The way he moves really makes me feel like what he's singing comes from inside, you know?
And as you can "feel" in that song and see in Frankly Mr. Shankly and Bigmouth Strikes Again, there's a certain "bitter" humour to the smiths, not only depressive themes. Songs with relatively sad lyrics can also be very "tongue in cheek".
And yeah, i think a lot of people identify with what the songs are about, mainly teenagers and tortured souls like myself xD
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:12 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what i said, although it might be ridiculous, it's also ridiculously cool
The way he moves really makes me feel like what he's singing comes from inside, you know?
And as you can "feel" in that song and see in Frankly Mr. Shankly and Bigmouth Strikes Again, there's a certain "bitter" humour to the smiths, not only depressive themes. Songs with relatively sad lyrics can also be very "tongue in cheek".
And yeah, i think a lot of people identify with what the songs are about, mainly teenagers and tortured souls like myself xD
Btw...The Boy With The Torn In His Side :O
yeah, i know, it's not like he is "performing" the song, it's like he's really feeling it, that's what i love about the smiths, and yes, there's not only depressive lyrics, i love how he puts a lot of (like you said) bitter irony on them. And i'm not a teenager but i am in fact, as you say, a tortured soul, haha so i completely understand where you are coming from.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:59 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Yeah, i also think they have the "sweet misery" thing going on for them, which i totally identify with (and which probably isn't very good).
Btw, getting into an empty bed to the sound of I Know It's Over is damn sad...(and damn cool)

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #244 (permalink)
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Ive tried to get into this band so many times, and every time the vocals just kill it for me.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:21 PM   #245 (permalink)
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Ive tried to get into this band so many times, and every time the vocals just kill it for me.
Keep on persisting, it took me a while to get past Morriseys voice but once you do they are truly life affirming.


One of the best bands ever without a shadow of a doubt.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:22 PM   #246 (permalink)
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^ it happens...anytime a singer has a unique voice there will be people that just can't take it...like nails on a chalkboard kinda. billy corgan and geddy lee are the first couple that come to mind as well.

i personally love the smiths and love morrisey's voice.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:46 PM   #247 (permalink)
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wow, that seems odd to me... why do you guys think morrissey's voice is strange?
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:17 AM   #248 (permalink)
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wow, that seems odd to me... why do you guys think morrissey's voice is strange?
i actually don't think it is strange...i think he's a great singer but it is definitely a unique voice...so i guess i can see how some people may not like it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:04 PM   #249 (permalink)
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He has a rather peculiar voice, it's very distinct. When Morrissey sings you know it's him. But i've never disliked his voice, enjoyed it from the first listen.
Also, i'm really glad this thread got brough back, it was getting on my nerves
Here's a video with a great Smiths song(audio only):




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Old 01-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #250 (permalink)
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yeah talking with you about them started up a smiths binge...i've got the queen is dead on rotation atm. been a little while since i really listened to them as much as i am now...they come in waves for me.

and can i just say...this is one of those bands where i get kinda sad that the album is over once that last song plays....

oh and cemetery gates just started...holy crap i love the guitars in this song
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