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The SmithsThe Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Label:Rough Trade – RTT 191
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, CBS
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Indie Rock

Tracklist

AThe Boy With The Thorn In His Side3:17
B1Rubber Ring3:55
B2Asleep4:10
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Credits

Notes

Custom orange inner sleeve.

Recorded in Manchester August 1985
Cecil Beaton photograph courtesy of Sotheby's London
Cover star is Truman Capote

℗ & © 1985 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variant 1): RTT 191-A2 ARTY BLOODY FARTY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variant 1): RTT 191-B2 "IS THAT CLEVER"... JM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched/stamped - variant 2): RTT 191-A2 ARTY BLOODY FARTY Ʌ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched/stamped - variant 2): RTT 191-B2 "IS THAT CLEVER"... JM Ʌ 0
  • Label Code: LC 5661

Other Versions (5 of 39)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)MegadiscMD 5294Netherlands1985
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)Virgin, Rough Trade80208France1985
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (7", 45 RPM, Single, EMI Push-out Centre)Rough TradeRT 191UK1985
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (12")Sire92 03920Canada1985
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)MegadiscMD 125294Netherlands1985

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  • mrartiefufkin's avatar
    My version does not include a ℗ line credit to Warner Bros. Music and its unlikely that any would as the ℗ line refers to the owner of the sound recording, which was Rough Trade at the time. Rough Trade often left the ℗ line credit off the Smiths singles. The © line credit to Warners on the label, which is common on many of the Smiths releases, is technically an error by Rough Trade as the © line should designate the owner of the artwork and packaging (presumably Rough Trade). Rough Trade seemed to erroneously use the © line to acknowledge Morrissey & Marr's publishing rights were assigned to Warner Bros. Music.

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