Friday, June 08, 2012
THE SMITHS ON BRITISH TELLY (PART 16)
As last week;s posting highlighted, the band appeared in TOTP on Valentine's Day 1985. But just two days earlier there had been a superb special report on The Smiths as part of that week's edition of Whistle Test on BBC2.
The Smiths were filmed putting the finishing touches to the Meat Is Murder LP while mixing was taking place at a studio in London. Excerpts from several tracks along with short interviews formed the report.
The film was shown the day after the LP was released. Sad git that I am, by then I knew every song inside-out (title song excepted). I did my Moz dance in front of the telly as the VHS recorder captured it for posterity. Thankfully my flatmates joined in.
mp3 : The Smiths - Nowhere Fast (Peel Session)
Next up....Johnny does dancing.