How The Smiths’ Debut London Gig Set Them Up For Stardom
The Smiths’ first ever London concert paved the way for greater things, including their history-making deal with Rough Trade Records.
“Morrissey Was Already Unique”: Remembering The Smiths’ Live Debut
The Smiths hadn’t yet enlisted Andy Rourke, but on 4 October 1982, the band staged their debut live show at Manchester’s Ritz ballroom.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Think you know everything about indie-pop’s most charming men? Here are ten surprising Smiths facts which may change your mind…
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