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The Smiths - Unreleased Demos and Bootlegs
December 28, 2010 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Happy Holidays to Smiths/Morrissey Fans!
posted by useyourmachinegunarm (30 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome!
posted by Anatoly Pisarenko at 9:18 AM on December 28, 2010


Wait, isn't being happy sort if missing the point for Smiths fans?
posted by Artw at 9:20 AM on December 28, 2010 [7 favorites]


They're allowed to be happy ironically.
posted by ardgedee at 9:27 AM on December 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


No, we are not happy ironically.

Instead, we sigh for what might have been. We briefly recall better times. There is only one iron here: under the iron bridge we kissed, and although I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn't like ... the old days anymore ...
posted by adipocere at 9:32 AM on December 28, 2010 [10 favorites]


Dan Brown Jr.'s 2050 novel "The MoRrissey Code," will involve rearranging Morrisey's solo release song titles into a novel that reveals his secret, long-lost cache of James Dean memorabilia.
posted by griphus at 9:33 AM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Instead, we sigh for what might have been. We briefly recall better times.

You are the son and the heir of nothing in particular.

/mumbles something about "bloody immigrants" spoiling it all.
posted by Artw at 9:40 AM on December 28, 2010


I wish I could stop listening to this on repeat.
posted by nzero at 9:41 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I always thought Girlfriend in a Coma should sound more like a Wailers song.
posted by demiurge at 9:42 AM on December 28, 2010


Did I mention that I cried?
posted by chambers at 9:47 AM on December 28, 2010


I've come to wish you an un-merry Christmas, because you're evil, and you lie.
posted by Ratio at 9:47 AM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Thanky thanky, OP!
posted by Capt. Renault at 9:53 AM on December 28, 2010


This should please the press in Belgium.
posted by punkfloyd at 9:59 AM on December 28, 2010


Wow, happy Christmas indeed. Wow.
posted by everichon at 10:00 AM on December 28, 2010


"The MoRrissey Code"


Do you mean The Diana-Morrissey Phenomenon?
posted by robself at 10:11 AM on December 28, 2010


Thank you.
posted by Sailormom at 10:13 AM on December 28, 2010


That Queen Is Dead sounds like the studio version, down to the Blighty sample in the beginning.
posted by everichon at 10:15 AM on December 28, 2010


There is some background later in the thread.
posted by fire&wings at 10:22 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just might die with a smile on my face, after all
posted by mrs. taters at 10:26 AM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Now that I've gotten the need to quote out of my system - thank you, thank you, thank you! made my day.
posted by mrs. taters at 10:28 AM on December 28, 2010


Thanks! I loves me some Smiths.
posted by jimmythefish at 10:38 AM on December 28, 2010


This should please the press in Belgium.

That joke isn't funny anymore.
posted by Ratio at 10:42 AM on December 28, 2010


Now now, if you must write prose and poems, the words you use should be your own; don't plagiarize or take on loan.
posted by daniel_charms at 11:01 AM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've been on a Smiths kick lately. This is perfect timing.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:48 AM on December 28, 2010


I haven't been on a Smiths kick lately, which also makes this perfect timing...now I can get on one.
posted by Jimbob at 12:48 PM on December 28, 2010


I've never, not been on a Smiths kick, since sometime in 1984, and boy, am I tired...
posted by Skygazer at 2:05 PM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've been on a Smiths kick since I saved the $3.00 an hour I earned as a grocery bagger at ShopRite to buy a large, very heavy, and very expensive Compact Disc player, and a CD of Louder Than Bombs to play in it...

and heaven knows I'm miserable now.
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 8:40 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


this is great, thanks
posted by askmehow at 9:25 PM on December 28, 2010


Re-issue ! Re-package ! Re-package !
Re-evaluate the songs
Double-pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)
posted by dnash at 10:04 PM on December 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Please, please, please, let me get what I want. Oh wait, I just did.
posted by readyfreddy at 3:11 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw this on another site. Great find. I thought they just got better and better and the majority of Strangeways pointed to even getting better but it wasn't to be.

Nice seeing Marr play live with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra (and in studio) for Inception (Part 1, Part 2).

Marr is quite charming when he talks about music. I can see why he likes to collaborate and his collaboration with Morrisey was incredible.
posted by juiceCake at 10:50 PM on January 2, 2011


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