Monday, February 04, 2013
50 GREAT ALBUMS IN MY 50th YEAR (Part 9)
Nobody will be surprised The Smiths are in the Top 50. Some may well be surprised that it's their fourth and final studio LP that makes it.
I'll let Johnny Marr explain for me.
In a TV interview on Channel 4 News last week as part of the promo work he's doing to support the release of his solo LP and upcoming tour, he was asked what was it about The Smiths that made them so special to folk of that era and ever since. In reply the god-like guitarist said somethimg along the lines of "We just got better and better as we went on."
Strangeways Here We Come is an album unlike any other they released - it doesn't rely solely on the jingle-jangle guitars. And Moz's vocal delivery is astounding.
Yup...their very best despite the inclusion of the rather humdrum Girlfriend In A Coma.
mp3 : The Smiths - A Rush and A Push and The Land Is Ours
mp3 : The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
mp3 : The Smiths - Paint A Vulgar Picture
Just very sorry they didn't stick together long enough to tour it.