Friday, August 31, 2012
THE SMITHS ON BRITISH TELLY (Part 22)
After a seven-month absence from our tellys, it was announced that The Smiths would be making an appearance on Whistle Test on 20 May 1986. I watched it and I recorded it to VHS. And then I watched it again and again and again. The next morning I went out and bought a brown jacket, a red stripey tie, a new white shirt and a new pair of jeans just so that, on a works night out, I would be as close to looking like Morrissey as I could manage.
This is, without question the greatest TV performance the band ever gave...and what a perfect introduction from Andy Kershaw:-
You want a download of the tune??
mp3 : The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (live on 'Whistle Test')
And as ever....any excuse for a touch of Eastern European magic:-
mp3 : The Ukranians - Batyar
And here's a cover that I can't quite make my mind up about...
mp3 : Placebo - Bigmouth Strikes Again
Oh for the days when I had hair......