Every time someone mentions The Smiths as ‘an eighties band’ it always surprises me. I don’t think of The Beatles as a ‘sixties band’. Both are just…bands or like Neil Innes said about The Beatles, “a very good band.”
I’ve found a bunch of interesting Smiths stuff on YouTube, so I thought I’d gather it all in one place.
The Smiths Talk About Themselves
Morrisey talks his youth…
French Interview with Marr and Morrissey ‘Actions not words’
Other People Talk About The Smiths
Interesting look at the lyrics to This Charming Man
Noel Gallagher is kind of obsessed with them. I had no idea.
Here’s Radiohead doing The Headmaster Ritual…with feeling.
Finally – two versions of one of the best Smiths song ever – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out…
First, Marr with Moz – Neil Finn from Crowded House doing vocals.
And Moz without Marr – great live version from Manchester in 2004