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- The Smiths: How Soon Is Now?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fzs3.jpg2014-08-25T15:00:00ZJohnny Marr recollects how he created the iconic riff to How Soon Is Now?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p025fzsfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
The Smiths: How Soon Is Now?
- Mike Joyce from The Smiths at the 6 Music Fringe Festivalhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tbsjn.jpg2014-03-05T19:09:00ZMike Joyce from The Smiths emotionally recalls playing livehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p01tbslxSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Mike Joyce from The Smiths at the 6 Music Fringe Festival
- Mike Joyce: How To Improve your Rhythmhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01p9mkz.jpg2014-01-04T09:30:00ZSmith's drummer Mike Joyce pops in to give us all a drumming lesson.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p01p9ml7Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Mike Joyce: How To Improve your Rhythm
- Johnny Rogan on Morrissey and Marrhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chpr0.jpg2012-07-18T23:00:49ZJohnny Rogan chats to Stuart about the revised edition of his book, Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00wdj50Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 18 mins
Johnny Rogan on Morrissey and Marr
- Johnny Marr - Interview with Radcliffe & Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cc96k.jpg2011-09-28T23:00:53ZJohnny Marr joins Mark and Stuart to talk about his new band project The Healers and remastering The Smiths back catalogue.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00krspqSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 16 mins
Johnny Marr - Interview with Radcliffe & Maconie
- Johnny Marr on meeting Morrisseyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7tn3.jpg2011-03-02T00:00:00ZJohnny Marr talks to 6 Music's Matt Everitt about meeting Morrissey for the first time and their shared influences.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00fdlppSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
Johnny Marr on meeting Morrissey
- Johnny Marr on first discovering musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7sqz.jpg2011-03-01T00:00:00ZJohnny Marr talks to BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt about his earliest musical memories and the records which first captured his imagination.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00fcrspSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Johnny Marr on first discovering music
- The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead documentaryhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c124h.jpg2010-11-26T00:00:00ZThe Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is celebrated as a Masterpiece. Hear the documentary build up as My Chemical Romance, Damon Albarn, John Robb and Dave Haslam explain why they think the album is a must-listen.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00cdlztSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 53 mins
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead documentary
- Morrissey with David Jensenhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bynkq.jpg2010-10-04T15:20:57ZSteve Lamacq digs into the archives to play out one of Morrissey's first ever radio interviews from 1983, with David Jensen.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p00bdl2zSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 13 mins
Morrissey with David Jensen
- Johnny Marr -Exclusive Outtakehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bl8dg.jpg2010-05-10T00:00:00ZThe Smiths' guitarist demonstrates how he recorded the demos for This Charming Man.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/40f5d9e4-2de7-4f2d-ad41-e31a9a9fea27?clipfocus=p007srhnSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Johnny Marr -Exclusive Outtake
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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 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.