The Smiths
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1982
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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge ...

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Biography

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were "the one truly vital voice of the '80s", "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping the Beatles.

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William It Was Really Nothing
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William It Was Really Nothing William It Was Really Nothing William It Was Really Nothing William It Was Really Nothing
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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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I Started Something I Couldn't Finish I Started Something I Couldn't Finish I Started Something I Couldn't Finish I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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Hand In Glove
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Hand In Glove Hand In Glove Hand In Glove Hand In Glove
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side The Boy With The Thorn In His Side The Boy With The Thorn In His Side The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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Bigmouth Strikes Again (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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Bigmouth Strikes Again (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Bigmouth Strikes Again (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Bigmouth Strikes Again (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Bigmouth Strikes Again (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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How Soon Is Now (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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How Soon Is Now (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) How Soon Is Now (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) How Soon Is Now (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) How Soon Is Now (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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Panic (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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Panic (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Panic (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Panic (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) Panic (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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The Queen Is Dead (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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The Queen Is Dead (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) The Queen Is Dead (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) The Queen Is Dead (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986) The Queen Is Dead (National Ballroom Kilburn, 1986)
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out There Is A Light That Never Goes Out There Is A Light That Never Goes Out There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
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1984 Glastonbury
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1984 Glastonbury

22 June 1984


Biography

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were "the one truly vital voice of the '80s", "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping the Beatles.

Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the group signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, The Smiths (1984), Meat Is Murder (1985), The Queen Is Dead (1986) and Strangeways, Here We Come (1987). Four of their albums (including three studio albums) appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. They have also released several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles.

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