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Post by round bits of plastic » Wed Dec 05, 2007 13:58

I'm not gonna say noffink 'bout owt but i thought i'd post a [url=http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/music/f ... id=6905258]link</url] about the piece anyway.

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Post by this clump of trees » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:26

morrissey's kind of a xenophobe & i'm glad he's at the lowest point of career, let him stay there

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 04, 2008 09:48

I'm listening to 'Louder Than Bombs' for the first time in ages, and bugger me, it's brilliant. Stuff like 'London' and 'Half a Person' are so, so good. Yet they were only b-sides.

And 'Girl Afraid' is possibly my second favourite Smiths song.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 04, 2008 14:58

Girl Afraid? Really?

I lost Louder Than Bombs when my bag got nicked in London. If I'd only lost it in Newport Pagnell, it would have been so much easier to deal with.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:02

Yeah, I love how, although it's got such a long intro, the lyrics are a great little story and it's all over in two and a half minutes. It's perfect.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:06

It is ace, Louder Than Bombs. I bought my double vinyl from Tower Records in London when I was about 16 and all wide-eyed and giddy.

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Post by Elvistears » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:13

I remember fingering a copy of The World Won't Listen in a petrol station when I was about 16, and not buying it, in the end. I wonder if my life would have been more fulfilled, somehow, had I made the purchase?

Just looking at the track listing on Amazon for this again, and its making itch to purchase it - maybe next month.

I think my favourite B-Sides on this are also London and Half a Person. Perhaps with You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby chucked in for good measure. That song is fantastic when you're feeling frustrated.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Jan 04, 2008 15:26

Hobart Paving wrote:Perhaps with You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby chucked in for good measure. That song is fantastic when you're feeling frustrated.
'kin brilliant, that tune. Best single they never released.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Jan 04, 2008 16:09

You know what really gets me every single time when I listen to Louder Than Bombs? That version of 'These Things Take Time'. It's amazing. I am also a massive fan of 'Rubber Ring' so yeah, I bloody love that record.

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Post by aorta » Fri Jan 04, 2008 22:51

I like the fade out weirdness at the beginning of 'Some Girls are Bigger than Others.'
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Post by JohaN » Sun Jan 06, 2008 09:04

Hobart Paving wrote:Girl Afraid? Really?

I lost Louder Than Bombs when my bag got nicked in London. If I'd only lost it in Newport Pagnell, it would have been so much easier to deal with.
yeah, i'll second that. (the intro is probably a bit too long, mind)
but the guitar work and the lyrics are so great...

it puts me in mind of a poll i've been thinking about starting for a while:
"what kind of smiths-lover are you?"
1. in the room downstairs we sat and stared
2. under the iron bridge we kissed
3. would you like to marry me, and if you like you can buy the ring
4. please please please let me get what i want this time

etc etc

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Post by Elvistears » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:09

stop thinking, start polling...

(you've got me thinking about my favourite Smiths lyric now. Utterly impossible to choose).

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:19

I spent my morning walk to work thinking about how great The Smiths were and all the nice memories I have of just me and them on my CD player. Oh and watching Jeff Buckley in Chicago DVD the other night and Jeff saying the only good thing about the 80s was The Smiths.

Bless 'im.
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Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:14

I still don't know what a pantry boy is.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:23

A pantry-boy was a servant in a stately home, I believe.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:39

It's fun to put "Backscrubber" in job vacancy classifieds.
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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:56

Oooh I'm overposting I know but I never saw this thread before. I used to stick on the tunes in this club I worked in until the actual DJ arrived and I remember having The Smiths in my personal CD player so I just stuck that on. The first punters hit the dance floor straight away but four songs later seemed a bit put off. Not that I gave a rats cahooney. That's why I wouldn't make a good DJ.
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Post by SophieC » Fri Jan 11, 2008 13:41

the new greatest hits tracklisting is utter shit

“Greatest Hits� track listing:

1. First Of The Gang To Die (from You Are The Quarry. UK no.6)
2. In The Future When All’s Well (from Ringleader of the Tormentors. UK no.17)
3. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy (from Ringleader Of The Tormentors. UK no. 16)
4. Irish Blood, English Heart (from You Are The Quarry. UK no. 3)
5. You Have Killed Me (from Ringleader Of The Tormentors. UK no.3)
6. That’s How People Grow Up (new)
7. Everyday Is Like Sunday (from Viva Hate. UK no.9)
8. Redondo Beach (from Live From Earls Court. UK no. 11)
9. Suedehead (from Viva Hate. UK no.5)
10. The Youngest Was The Most Loved (from Ringleader of the Tormentors. UK no.14)
11. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (from Bona Drag. UK no.6)
12. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (from Vauxhall & I. UK no.8)
13. All You Need Is Me (new)
14. Let Me Kiss You (from You Are The Quarry. UK no.8)
15. I Have Forgiven Jesus (from You Are The Quarry. UK no.10)

it's the first three singles then everything released post maladjusted. i like they way they've irgnored fifteen years of musical output. bloody stalinist re-writing of history that is.

reissue repackage indeed.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jan 11, 2008 13:42

That's pointless.

I was listening to Bona Drag the other day. It's a fucking splendid record, that.

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Post by SophieC » Fri Jan 11, 2008 13:46

tastyzine wrote:That's pointless.

I was listening to Bona Drag the other day. It's a fucking splendid record, that.
you're preaching the converted brother.

fucking tremendous period for his hair as well. i wonder where you can get one of those quiff weaves from.
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