The Smiths ‎– Louder Than Bombs

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ROUGH 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs (2xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Rough Trade ROUGH 255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp) Sire, Sire 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp) Sire, Sire, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
W1 55691, 552737 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1 55691, 552737 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W1-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
W1 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire, Rough Trade W1 25569 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
W1 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Sire W1 25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
92 55691 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Sire 92 55691 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, MP, Gat) Sire 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Promo, All) Sire, Sire 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
1-25569, 9 25569-1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, SRC) Sire, Sire, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 1-25569, 9 25569-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
30261 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Virgin, Rough Trade 30261 France 1987 Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Sire CD 25569 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
498.005 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Stiletto 498.005 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CDROUG 255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Rough Trade CDROUG 255 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
30261 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Virgin, Rough Trade 30261 France 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH CD255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH CD255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Club) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Lon) Sire 9 25569-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
C225 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Crystal (6), Rough Trade C225 Taiwan 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C 256, TAPE 2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Backbeat Music Inc. ROUGH C 256, TAPE 2 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C 255, TAPE 1 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade, Backbeat Music Inc. ROUGH C 255, TAPE 1 Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
ROUGH C255 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade ROUGH C255 UK 1987 Sell This Version
92 55694 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, "C") Sire, Rough Trade 92 55694 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-4 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, AR) Sire 9 25569-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Club) Sire, Rough Trade 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
W4-25569, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, Club, Dol) Sire, Sire W4-25569, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 25569-4, 4-25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp, SR) Sire, Sire 9 25569-4, 4-25569 US 1987 Sell This Version
C70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Album, Comp) Festival Records, Rough Trade C70269/70 Australia & New Zealand 1988 Sell This Version
D 70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xCD, Comp) Rough Trade, Festival Records D 70269/70 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
L 70269/70 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp) Festival Records L 70269/70 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
270.4001 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Stiletto 270.4001 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
727.4001 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) Stiletto 727.4001 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
VICP-43 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Promo, RE) Rough Trade VICP-43 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VICP-43 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Rough Trade VICP-43 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
450993833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp) WEA 450993833-2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-93833-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-547 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA WMC5-547 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Warner Music Australia 4509-93833-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
93833-4 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(Cass, Comp) WEA 93833-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WPCR-306 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA WPCR-306 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
WPCR-12443, WPCR 12443 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) WEA, WEA WPCR-12443, WPCR 12443 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
R1 529382 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, RE, 180) Sire R1 529382 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
2564665877 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, RE, 180) Sire 2564665877 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
R2 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Sire R2 25569 US 2011 Sell This Version
2564660483 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660483 Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
2564660483 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RM) WEA 2564660483 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
2564665870 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RM) Sire 2564665870 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CDr, Comp, Promo, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
R1 529382 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Sire R1 529382 US 2016 Sell This Version
EN-1656 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs - Part I(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-1656 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) WEA 4509-93833-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4509-93833-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RE, RP) WEA 4509-93833-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none, 9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Rough Trade, Sire none, 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25569-2 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire, Rough Trade 9 25569-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 25569 The Smiths Louder Than Bombs(CD, Comp, RP) Sire CD 25569 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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TheAgeOfAnalog

TheAgeOfAnalog

November 18, 2018
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, 1-25569, 9 25569-1

I got this pressing in like new condition, used, back in 1988 for just $8. One of, if not the best, compilation records in my collection. Good times...
reecewg

reecewg

October 6, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, R1 529382

I must of got a bad egg out of the bunch, major manufacturer error on song three side A. High chirping/squeaking noise throughout that song (grooves must of been pressed bad) and it was pressed off center. I tested other records I own and do not have that issue so it isn't my turntable belt. I'm gonna stay away from this pressing and look out for a original.
toshberman

toshberman

July 29, 2018
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, ROUGH 255

The Smiths represent an era or a time when things were felt with great wonder and excitement. It was also the last band that really expressed themselves through their design of album and 12" single covers. Each one was an entrance to a world that seemed gay or at the very least, a portrait of an artist who railed against the system or machine, and either played the price of becoming obscure or a footnote to a series of sad moments. The Smiths became the voice for those who felt differently or couldn't fit in the world that was clearly made for other people.

There is no such thing as a bad Smiths record, but for me, it is their compilations that speak loudly to me. The Smiths were one of the last bands to make the 45 rpm single separate from the album. Albums were important, but I suspect that The Smiths true aesthetic was the A-Side and the additional B-Side. "Louder Than Bombs" is a compilation of their singles, and none (as far as I know, and being a lazy sod, I'm not looking this up as I write this essay) ever made it on to an official Smiths album. My favorite songs of theirs tend to be the singles and b-sides. The Smiths were brilliant in releasing incredible B-Sides, which traditionally were throw-a-way songs, and not meant to have any attention attached to them. But, all of us vinyl lunatics know that is not necessarily true, and The Smiths had brilliant songs placed in the obscure position of being forgotten. Or not, because The Smiths has paid attention to these 7" little wonders by releasing "Louder Than Bombs," which for the consumer, is a bargain, due to the cost of purchasing 45 rpm imported singles.

Then, we didn't watch the footsteps leading to a horror show that we now have on hand. Who would have known? So in that sense, The Smiths are a band that very much wears the past as a shield, even in its original time of release, but now, it seems that this world didn't exist, or did it?
Buggytom

Buggytom

December 30, 2017
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
Sounds muddy, too much mids. Has tracking problems on some songs also and I have a rega p5 so its not my table. Pitty, I was excited about this one.
djb64

djb64

June 18, 2017
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xCD, Comp, D 70269/70
I bought a copy of this in Australia because i couldn't get an English or US one CD copy , and when i played the second CD it had some Country & Western recorded on it instead
bp32795

bp32795

April 7, 2017
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, R1 529382
It seems like my copy (which I got new from Amazon) has some pressing issues. It's weird to describe, but some tracks do not seem to be as 'deep' as others. For example, "Panic" sounds really bad.
kylevaldes

kylevaldes

August 13, 2016
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat, W1 25569
anyone else notice a weird pressing error on "hand in glove"?
jimhb

jimhb

June 16, 2016
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180, R1 529382
Anyone know who cut this version of Louder than Bombs?
redblooded

redblooded

March 6, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
2564665877 not the best sounding release. Packaging is OK. I would like to find a better pressing.
Noid09

Noid09

August 18, 2015
referencing Louder Than Bombs, 2xLP, Comp, RE, 180, 2564665877
I had a bad experience with this pressing. My copy came with scratches and marks, some worse than others, but the sound itself was distorted and the record was slightly off center. I'm quite positive this pressing uses the exact same master as the 2011 Digital Remaster, which is junk. At least the packaging is nice, but it's overpriced too.