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Mike Joyce Of The Smiths On Their Final Album

Mike Joyce Of The Smiths On Their Final Album

Mike Joyce of The Smiths has spoken about the band's final album, Strangeways, Here We Come, to mark its 35th anniversary.

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single
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That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single

Marrying evocative music with a nuanced lyric, That Isn’t Funny Anymore became one of The Smiths’ most beguiling songs.

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Behind The Smiths’ “Hypnotic” Song
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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others: Behind The Smiths’ “Hypnotic” Song

Though it was given a limited single release, Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others remains one of The Smiths’ landmark songs.

Hand In Glove: How The Smiths’ Debut Single Made For A Perfect Fit
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Hand In Glove: How The Smiths’ Debut Single Made For A Perfect Fit

Laying the foundation for a stellar career, The Smiths’ Hand In Glove immediately slipped into indie fans’ hearts.

Sheila Take A Bow: How The Smiths Turned To Face Their Final Curtain
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Sheila Take A Bow: How The Smiths Turned To Face Their Final Curtain

They didn’t know it at the time but, following the release of Sheila Take A Bow, The Smiths would make their last public performance.

This Charming Man: How The Smiths Tailored A Handsome Hit Song
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This Charming Man: How The Smiths Tailored A Handsome Hit Song

Effervescent, erudite and widely influential, This Charming Man kicked off a stellar run of Top 40 hits for The Smiths.

Rank: Why The Smiths’ Incendiary Live Album Deserves Top Billing
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Rank: Why The Smiths’ Incendiary Live Album Deserves Top Billing

Where overdue respect is concerned, The Smiths’ lone live album, ‘Rank’, has more than earned it by now, baby.

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: Why This Pivotal Smiths Song Sticks
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: Why This Pivotal Smiths Song Sticks

Melancholic, yet truly life-affirming, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side is the sound of The Smiths – and indie-pop – at their most sublime.

Ask Me, Ask Me, Ask Me: 10 Smiths Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
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Ask Me, Ask Me, Ask Me: 10 Smiths Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Think you know everything about indie-pop’s most charming men? Here are ten surprising Smiths facts which may change your mind…

Morrissey: Bowie “Looked Incredible And He Was Earth-Threatening”

Morrissey: Bowie “Looked Incredible And He Was Earth-Threatening”

Morrissey has spoken of the impact that David Bowie had on him and their working relationship in a new interview

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