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The best 143 songs of all time

Andrew Collins started a blog in July 2013 - Circles of Life: The 143 - he's about half way through now. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on May 21, 2014 - 32 comments

Perhaps the Most Important Gig Ever

On Jun 4, 1976, between 40 and 100 people gathered to see the Sex Pistols perform at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, a gig that has been called "the greatest gig of all time." It was attended by members of Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, the Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Ludus, Simply Red, Buzzcocks, Magazine, the producer Martin Hannett, and voted one of the most important concerts of all time, alongside Woodstock and Live Aid. A documentary about that night is called "I Swear I Was There." (SLYT)
posted by 4ster on Aug 28, 2013 - 60 comments

This Charming Charlie

Peanuts comics paired with Smiths lyrics (SLTumblr).
posted by Cash4Lead on Aug 14, 2013 - 69 comments

Moz. Boz. Auntie.

Morrisey? Dickens? The BBC? Just how British do you want this to be? SLYT
posted by lucullus on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 comments

Noisey British Masters

Noisey's feature British Masters features interviews by John Doran with Bryan Ferry, Luke Haines, Gary Newman, and Johnny Marr, thus far.
posted by juiceCake on Feb 21, 2013 - 9 comments

Nothing's changed

The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite - ever. [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee on Oct 2, 2012 - 72 comments

Super Morrissey Brothers

This Charming Man by The Smiths, covered in the best way possible.
posted by The World Famous on Mar 6, 2012 - 30 comments

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

The Queen Is Dead. [more inside]
posted by veedubya on Jun 22, 2011 - 101 comments

First Masters

Troy Tate and The Smiths: The Not Poor Recordings. The Smiths were first produced by Troy Tate and the bootlegs have been rather bootleggy as it were. These are one step removed from the master recordings and don't sound quite so hollow... Includes an apparently unheard version of Accept Yourself as a bonus.
posted by juiceCake on May 4, 2011 - 19 comments

Whaley not Whalley!

The Smiths Project. 71 Smiths songs recorded in 1300 hours, in 1 year, in billions of layers of 1 voice, by 1 woman. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Jan 14, 2011 - 44 comments

The Smiths - Unreleased Demos and Bootlegs

Happy Holidays to Smiths/Morrissey Fans!
posted by useyourmachinegunarm on Dec 28, 2010 - 30 comments

Salford Lads and Girls Club

BIGMOUTH BIKES AGAIN! "Smiths fans are organising a 16 mile sponsored bike ride around Salford and Manchester to raise funds for Salford Lads & Girls Club whilst recreating the video for the song Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before. But will Morrissey be available to reprise his role 20 years on?" via
posted by Alec on Sep 10, 2007 - 19 comments

Morrissey Investigated by the F.B.I.

Morrissey Investigated by the F.B.I. The former Smiths lead singer was interviewed and taped. The FBI was apparently trying to determine if he was a threat to the government.
posted by ND¢ on Feb 23, 2006 - 89 comments

Khonnor, not Conor

Meet Connor Kirby-Long, the 17 year old wonderkid of indie electronica. From his home in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, Connor has gained attention releasing a string of internet-only EPs under the names Grandma (1, 2, 3), I, Cactus, (1) and his current moniker Khonnor (1, 2). This month Khonnor released his first full length cd, Handwriting, a stunningly beautiful album made with inspiration from artists such as Jim O'Rourke, Fennesz, Sonic Youth, The Smiths and David Sylvian.
Khonnor's official website
has a cute flash game. Bonus: He used to blog. Is he hot or not?

posted by mr.marx on Oct 27, 2004 - 11 comments

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