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muppet 04-22-2006 05:20 PM

The Smiths
 
what do you think of them?
i love them

explosions-in-my-pants 04-22-2006 05:28 PM

the smiths were pretty cool they had a few good albums. There a easy going mellow 80's pop depressing lyrics type band.. i can't listen to them very offten because well i don't like the sound that much but every now and again there ok...

ladyluckrules 04-22-2006 05:45 PM

I love them too.
Morissey said he "would rather eat his own testicles than reform The Smiths".

swim 04-22-2006 08:20 PM

i love the smiths, a great 80's band

Rabid Sea Turtles 04-22-2006 08:22 PM

I love them, great band.

MURDER JUNKIE 04-22-2006 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ladyluckrules
I love them too.
Morissey said he "would rather eat his own testicles than reform The Smiths".


I would like to feed Morissey his testicles

Piss Me Off 04-23-2006 01:15 AM

My favourite band.

White Lies 04-23-2006 02:13 PM

my mom likes the smiths. I think theyre OK, the singer annoys me sometimes though. The song 'How Soon is now' is very good.

Sneer 04-23-2006 02:36 PM

A band i find completely overrated. i like the odd song but as far as im concerned theres nothing about them that is special.

right-track 04-23-2006 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by LedZepStu
i like the odd song but as far as im concerned theres nothing about them that is special.

Johnny Marr.

muppet 04-24-2006 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Piss Me Off
My favourite band.


you are my favourite user so far

muppet 04-24-2006 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by LedZepStu
A band i find completely overrated. i like the odd song but as far as im concerned theres nothing about them that is special.


you are my least favourite user so far
go and listen to them washed up overrated hippies led zeppelin

Piss Me Off 04-25-2006 10:25 AM

Damn straight!

cozzay 04-29-2006 03:00 PM

I like Morrisseys solo recordings more but The Smiths was a great band. Especially the songs How Soon Is Now?, This Charming Man and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

right-track 04-29-2006 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by cozzay
I like Morrisseys solo recordings more but The Smiths was a great band. Especially the songs How Soon Is Now?, This Charming Man and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

The Smiths were one of those bands that typify all that is English.
From The Kinks to the Jam, then through The Smiths and up to present day with The Arctic Monkeys. Great lyrically and very British.

Interesting to see your from Finland, you should post an Intro (if you haven't already) in the 'Introduction' section of 'The Lounge'.
*avoid the Croatian, he's crazy*
Anyway, welcome to MusicBanter. :thumb:

Urban Hat€monger ? 04-29-2006 03:12 PM

Finally got around to listening to Mozzas new album.

Although the songs might not be as good as what he did with the Smiths I`ll always listen to an album with THAT voice.

ACellistofCores 04-29-2006 05:44 PM

they are great, I love them too. if you don't, yoiu should consider going to actually listen to them

Piss Me Off 04-30-2006 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ACellistofCores
they are great, I love them too. if you don't, yoiu should consider going to actually listen to them

Thats one thing that pisses me off, the amount of people who critisise Morrissey for being miserable and rubbish on the basis of one song they've heard. How anyone can deny Johnny Marr is one of the greatest songwriters ever is beyond me.

Sneer 04-30-2006 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by muppet
you are my least favourite user so far
go and listen to them washed up overrated hippies led zeppelin

oh muppet you do make me cry. which is a shame because your so like my favourite user. really insightful and intriguing.
how could i ever listen to led zeppelin when i could listen to a conceited prat whinge and whine about his troubles as the band behind him plays second-rate drivel. i find his quiff more entertaining.

Mr Sensitive 04-30-2006 03:44 PM

I love the Smiths, Morrissey's lyrics are wonderful and so is Johnny Marr's music.

cozzay 05-03-2006 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by right-track
The Smiths were one of those bands that typify all that is English.
From The Kinks to the Jam, then through The Smiths and up to present day with The Arctic Monkeys. Great lyrically and very British.

I know The Smiths was an important band to the English. I've been reading this book about British popular culture after World War 2 and The Smiths comes up in the text quite often saying their music told about the longing of the earlier decades of the 20th century. I've also been listening to The Kinks and Arctic Monkeys. Thanks for welcoming me.

Ghostbuster3000 05-04-2006 12:59 PM

good classic band

EDGE 07-07-2006 04:07 PM

good stuff :)

Piss Me Off 07-08-2006 03:12 AM

Oooo its been bumped.

Still the best band ever :D

Imonlydancing 07-08-2006 06:03 AM

I love the smiths. I have a shirt :)
Morrissey is a bit of a willy.
end of.

jambo 07-08-2006 06:52 PM

Its strange how people who don't know the musicians personally criticize them so personally.

The Smiths are great.

Piss Me Off 07-09-2006 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jambo
Its strange how people who don't know the musicians personally criticize them so personally.

Its because Moz is so outspoken in his views, which are often pretty controversial. I have to admire him though, shows he has some balls to speak out, instead of trying to lick as much arse as possible.

jambo 07-09-2006 09:02 PM

very true...like how crust punks Ridicule people who listen to Bright
Eyes, yet when Conor Oberst gets the chance to speak his mind on contrversial issues he actually does, where as Leftover Crack keeps thier mouths shut like good little law abiding boys.

Imonlydancing 07-10-2006 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Piss Me Off
Its because Moz is so outspoken in his views, which are often pretty controversial. I have to admire him though, shows he has some balls to speak out, instead of trying to lick as much arse as possible.

Have you listened to Morrissey live at earls court?
if you have, you can actually see how arrogant he is.
I do admire him for speaking out his views, but just the fact that he talks like he's gods gift, it's really not cool, and i don't see how people should look up to people like that.
I wasn't critisizing (i can't spell shh) him THAT personally, i could have said something worse/more direct about him.
and it's not like you know him anyway?
and i love the smiths. they're probably in my top 15 bands ever, it's the music that counts, surely.

jambo 07-10-2006 02:56 PM

wasn't attack ing anyone's comment directly, just a generalization about human behavior
its just a little too tabloidy to me to judge personalities of the famous. I don't really care what they're like, ill never know them and if their *******s then that sucks for people who do.

Urban Hat€monger ? 07-10-2006 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Imonlydancing
Have you listened to Morrissey live at earls court?
if you have, you can actually see how arrogant he is.
I do admire him for speaking out his views, but just the fact that he talks like he's gods gift, it's really not cool, and i don't see how people should look up to people like that.

Thats why he`s so great.
He`s the total antithisis to 'caring' rock stars like Bono & Chris Martin.

We love him because he is a miserable bastard.

anyway you think he`s bad I suggest you look up Mark E Smith from The Fall.He makes Morrissey look as diplomatic as Kofi Annan

Jonny Sniper 08-01-2006 06:09 PM

hey imonlydancing.
thats my ****ing live cd!
and yer he is arrogant in that.
i love it
and the smiths.
the queen is dead is a quality album

jonmarshall 08-20-2006 03:52 AM

i personally love the smiths and have done for not a very long time, but after my girlfriend played them non-stop for two months i was sucked in and now love them

they defined indie and morissey gave hope to geeks from the 80's to be who they wanted to be. their legacy is huge and they have been inspiration for the libertines, oasis, bloc party and so on

at first they can seem, in a word, *cheesy* but when you think of the context these thoughts soon vanish. they were lead by a new romantic geek who was depressed and had a lot of love to give but is celabate and never been in love

they came from manchester where life is pretty dull to say the least and wrote the most beautiful songs from the 80's

if they do not appeal to you, keep on listening or read morisseys lyrics and i assure you that you will love them within the month

there is a light and it never goes out

right-track 08-20-2006 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jonmarshall
i personally love the smiths and have done for not a very long time, but after my girlfriend played them non-stop for two months i was sucked in and now love them

they defined indie and morissey gave hope to geeks from the 80's to be who they wanted to be. their legacy is huge and they have been inspiration for the libertines, oasis, bloc party and so on

at first they can seem, in a word, *cheesy* but when you think of the context these thoughts soon vanish. they were lead by a new romantic geek who was depressed and had a lot of love to give but is celabate and never been in love

they came from manchester where life is pretty dull to say the least and wrote the most beautiful songs from the 80's

if they do not appeal to you, keep on listening or read morisseys lyrics and i assure you that you will love them within the month

there is a light and it never goes out

Manchester is far from dull. Tough, bleak at times, harsh maybe...but never dull.
Living in Manchester gives a person plenty to draw from life, as is probably the case with Morrissey and for that matter a seemingly endless list of Mancunian lyricists.
I agree with your points about The Smiths though.
Their legacy will inspire bands for years to come. :beer:

Edit: My idea of "dull" would be living in Surrey. ;)

jonmarshall 08-20-2006 04:37 AM

sorry mate i wasnt slagging it off or anything like that, to be fair there is probably a lot more going on up there than down here.

down here is full of people trying to act upper class and then people who are so scummy its laughable.

what i mean was that in the 80's in salford and around alot of the people like morrissey felt like they needed to get out of manchester

long live the smiths

right-track 08-20-2006 04:49 AM

No offence taken mate.
And people here still feel the need to "get out".
It's a love hate relationship...probably echoed around the countries big cities, not just here.
Oasis got out and never came back.
Other bands around that time felt the need to go to London, with the exception of bands from Factory Records etc.

Why go to London, when London can come to us?
I think that's how it should be.

andy 08-20-2006 09:25 AM

I've only recently got into em, have Meat is Murder and the Queen is dead, I love them

Friday 12-07-2006 09:44 AM

Anyone who seriously likes music has had a Smiths phase I think. Or maybe that should be anyone who seriously felt alone at one point.

"What she said, I smoke because I'm hoping for an early death."

TheBig3 01-09-2007 05:04 AM

I'm going to hit up Wikipedia for some backgroundinformations thats too long to explain (like why does everyone blow Johnny Marr) but I just heard "Am I still Ill" of hatful of hollow and I thought wow, this is the second track I don't hate...and I actually like this one.

I don't know something about How Soon is now with its "semi-horn passin on the highway" opening puts me off.

right-track 01-09-2007 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog (Post 323052)
I'm going to hit up Wikipedia for some backgroundinformations thats too long to explain (like why does everyone blow Johnny Marr)

My quick answer would be...he's an artists artist.
Respected by many musicians for his guitarwork and rightly so.
Despite his fame, I think he's still underated.


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