The Smiths

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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The group consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them one of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. In 2002, the NME named the Smiths "the artist to have had the most influence on the NME". In 2003, all four of their albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The band broke up in 1987 due to internal tensions and have turned down several offers to reunite.
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ROUGH 61 The Smiths — The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths (Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 61 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
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CN 4563/S In Concert-354 — The Smiths The Smiths In Concert-354(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4563/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
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TM/RT 81 Meat Is Murder — The Smiths The Smiths Meat Is Murder (Album) Rough Trade TM/RT 81 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
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WBMS 130 The Warner Bros. Music Show — The Smiths The Smiths / The Blasters The Smiths / The Blasters - The Warner Bros. Music Show(LP, Promo, Transcription) Sire, Rough Trade WBMS 130 US 1985 Sell This Version
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VG 50187 The Queen Is Dead — The Smiths The Smiths The Queen Is Dead (Album, Comp) Rough Trade VG 50187 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
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none Strangeways, Here We Come — The Smiths The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come (Album) Rough Trade none 1987 Sell This Version
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CN 4890/S Rank — The Smiths The Smiths Rank (Album, Comp) Rough Trade CN 4890/S UK 1987 Sell This Version
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TCDC 0038 Classic In Concert - 35 — The Smiths The Smiths Classic In Concert - 35(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0038 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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99-43 In The Zone — The Smiths The Smiths / Morissey* The Smiths / Morissey* - In The Zone(2xCDr, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 99-43 US 1999 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RT 131 Hand In Glove — The Smiths The Smiths Hand In Glove (Single) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RT 131 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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RT 136 This Charming Man — The Smiths The Smiths This Charming Man (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum, Comp) Rough Trade RT 136 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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RT 136 Reel Around The Fountain / Jeane — The Smiths The Smiths Reel Around The Fountain / Jeane(7", TP, W/Lbl) Rough Trade RT 136 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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R 61 DJ Still Ill / You've Got Everything Now — The Smiths The Smiths Still Ill / You've Got Everything Now Rough Trade R 61 DJ UK 1984 Sell This Version
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RTD 018T Still Ill — The Smiths The Smiths Still Ill (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTD 018T Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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RT 146, RT146 What Difference Does It Make? — The Smiths The Smiths What Difference Does It Make? (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Rough Trade, Rough Trade RT 146, RT146 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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RT 166 William, It Was Really Nothing — The Smiths The Smiths William, It Was Really Nothing (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RT 166 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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RTT 156 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now — The Smiths The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Single, MiniAlbum, Maxi) Rough Trade RTT 156 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-2136 Selections From The Smiths — The Smiths The Smiths Selections From The Smiths(12", Promo, Smplr) Sire PRO-A-2136 US 1984 Sell This Version
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RT 186 Meat Is Murder — The Smiths The Smiths Meat Is Murder (EP) Rough Trade RT 186 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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7-29007 How Soon Is Now? / Shakespeare's Sister — The Smiths The Smiths How Soon Is Now? / Shakespeare's Sister (Single) Sire 7-29007 US 1985 Sell This Version
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RTANZ 010 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore — The Smiths The Smiths That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTANZ 010 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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0-20284, 9 20284-0 A How Soon Is Now? — The Smiths The Smiths How Soon Is Now? (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade 0-20284, 9 20284-0 A US 1984 Sell This Version
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RTT 181 Shakespeare's Sister — The Smiths The Smiths Shakespeare's Sister (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTT 181 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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RTT 171 Barbarism Begins At Home / Shakespeare's Sister — The Smiths The Smiths Barbarism Begins At Home / Shakespeare's Sister (Single, Maxi) Rough Trade RTT 171 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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MD 125295 The Headmaster Ritual — The Smiths The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual (Single) Megadisc MD 125295 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version

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patrik.glassel

patrik.glassel

March 18, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Why is Hatful Of Hollow (1984) not listed ? -- is it under some variation? That's my favorite album by them
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Mykjaraw

Mykjaraw

February 1, 2021
If there is a single song on any Smiths' album that makes you OSCILLATE WILDLY, Listen to it 20 times in a row!
Soon after that experience, just COME to CLIMAX or NEVER listen to a Smiths' song again..... PLEASE!
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JQuick69

JQuick69

May 12, 2020
The only place I’m headed for is the boozer. Please stay in yr bedroom.
gypsyxsteele

gypsyxsteele

July 13, 2017
The Smiths are one of the greatest English bands ever.
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Rich.C

Rich.C

December 16, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Arguably one of the most over-hyped, over-rated bands of all time alongside bands such as Oasis and Guns 'N' Roses, it does make me laugh reading some of the comments on these websites haha, im certainly not suggesting the smiths were shit they have written some very good songs and are still better than alot of the tripe which graces the charts these days, but i do have a beef with some of the following....best band of all time?...ok subjective, but have these people not heard of led Zeppelin, The Clash, they were miles better than these guys. Most influential band of all time....really? Beatles, Pink Floyd ring any bells, people mention how the Smiths influenced bands like radiohead, U2 etc, yes they did but a bigger influence came in the form of a little known Salford group called Joy Division, bands such as Oasis, Blur etc were more influenced by rock icons such as Paul Weller than they were Morrissey. Morrissey did influence guys like Jarvis Cocker but Oasis, Blur, Charlatans etc seem more akin to Ian Brown than Morrissey? Morrissey a lyrical genius...oh please, have a word most of his lyrics don't even make sense, especially in his solo material, you want lyrical geniuses then look no further than john lennon, ian curtis, bob dylan even guys like Joe Strummer and weller, their lyrics are much better constructed. Finally Johnny Marr an amazing guitarist...taking the piss right? better than hendrix, jimmy page and john squire i think not, he's on a par with someone like Bernard Sumner.
An average band at best, if you want good music led zeppelin, the clash, the stranglers, stone roses (who people could argue were influenced by the Smiths which ill accept), joy division, the jam, motorhead are the bands to head for
I'll probably get slated for the above but some people need correcting ;)
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playbackwards

playbackwards

December 5, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
The Smiths are one of the greatest English bands ever, but their albums have not yet been remastered!
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manchester

manchester

September 13, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
The greatest Indie/Rock band of all time in my opinion. A lyrical genius that spoke for a generation and in some ways still does & the greatest guitarist of his generation equals a match made in heaven. Four masterpiece studio albums. Countless classic singles and b sides. Three fantastic compilations of b sides and live versions. YOU NEED THEM ALL. They never sold out and they never compromised. They never went on and on past their sell by date, like so many other rockers. They have completely stood the test of time, for evidence just look at how many kids still get into The Smiths and buy their albums. Music to make you laugh, music to make you cry, music to make you feel wanted, music to make you feel part of something, music to rejoice to, music that speaks to you... Unique in every sense of the word, they have influenced countless bands, including Radiohead, Pulp, Oasis, Blur, Verve etc etc. The Smiths deserve the ultimate RESPECT - LEGENDS.
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the-jaguar

the-jaguar

June 21, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
I think Johnny Marr knew exactly what he was after when choosing to collaborate with Morrissey in 1982. These songs would be absolute relics; the most cutting edge folk songs ever to have been composed. With such an inspiring word-smith, and a perfectly suited rhythm section of Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, Marr dug effortlessy deep; producing tastefully-sparkling gems via outstanding guitar arrangements that mirrored Morrissey's unique slant on events and emotions.
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