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Listen to the Smiths’ Pablo Cuckoo Tape

Listen to the Smiths’ Pablo Cuckoo Tape

A new recording of a Smiths rehearsal has surfaced online. The Pablo Cuckoo tape is a 39-minute demo recorded on the floor of Manchester’s Crazy Face, the warehouse owned by Smiths manager Joe Moss, in May 1983. It was recorded for Troy Tate, the original producer of the Smiths, as a sampler of the band’s […]

Listen to the Smiths’ Pablo Cuckoo Tape

A new recording of a Smiths rehearsal has surfaced online. The Pablo Cuckoo tape is a 39-minute demo recorded on the floor of Manchester’s Crazy Face, the warehouse owned by Smiths manager Joe Moss, in May 1983. It was recorded for Troy Tate, the original producer of the Smiths, as a sampler of the band’s […]

3 Rainy Day Smiths Songs

Here comes that rainy day feeling again. Morrissey’s sumptuously sorrowful voice is the warm caress one needs on such a sodden day. Here are three Smiths tracks that will perfectly soundtrack a rainy day (or any day you wish were rainy). ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’ A hard downpour is the backdrop for this song […]

Johnny Marr the messenger album cover

Johnny Marr Album Review: ‘The Messenger’

Though the Smiths split up over a quarter of a century ago, this is Johnny Marr’s first solo album. After various stints in other bands – the most recent of which being working with The Cribs on their album ‘Ignore the Ignorant’ – Marr has finally decided to take to the studio with just him […]

5 Great Smiths Love Songs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, let Morrissey be your cupid. Sure, Morrissey is often associated with lyrics celebrating loneliness, humiliation, desperation, and heartache, but he is no stranger to beautiful expressions of sentimentality and stirring provocation. Here are five Smiths songs to soundtrack your amour. 1) Reel Around The Fountain (The Smiths, 1984) ‘Reel […]

Have You Heard The New Song Upstarts By Johnny Marr?

Interested in hearing some happy pop-rock music with influences of (obviously) the smiths, and …the smiths? Lyrically it’s simple, but musically it’s full of some great riff’s and guitar playing. The song called “Upstarts” will be on Johnny’s solo album ‘The Messenger.’ I’m digging it and even the cheesball music video (but who pays for […]

Johnny Marr To Release New Album Titled The Messenger

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has set a release date for his first official solo album. In addition to that he has also announced a special appearance with Dinosaur Jr next month. Marr’s new solo album will be called ‘The Messenger’ and is scheduled for release on February 25th of next year. What is partly confusing […]

One November Spawned A Monster

Happy November everyone.  Are you happy to meet it? I am – except that I’m not. I am literally hanging over my desk tossing up part of my lung. If there are no updates for 4 days you’ll know to call the cops, ok? Here, listen to Morrissey instead. But don’t go clicking on the Tattoos, ok?

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