The Smiths Archive

Six Picks Clergy Corner If Kermode and Mayo can have a clergy corner, then so can Record Rewind Play. >>
Musical Advent The Smiths – Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want appeared as a b-side to the single William, It Was Really Nothing; later it featured on both Hatful of Hollow and Louder Than Bombs. >>
Mystery Mixtapes The Musical Advent Calendar of Mystery The Musical Advent Calendar: like a regular advent calendar, only more music-based, more mysterious, and way more fun. >>
Tracks of my years The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now When people say they don't like Morrissey or The Smiths because they find it so depressing, I just think they're not trying hard enough, frankly. It's not a non-stop Klaus Wunderlich dance party, I know, but is it really so miserable? >>
Playlists September 2014: Tracks of my Years 41 tracks (because, maths and stuff) of varying degrees of cheesiness and significance, from classic rock to indie pop, and no doubt some straight up pop along the way, too. >>
Tracks The Smiths – Jeane Share Look, you can hardly start criticising The Smiths for not including "Jeane" on an album when its a-side, "This Charming Man" was a standalone single whose first album appearance … >>
Playlists June 2014: trinkets, b-sides and lullabies B-sides, rarities, non-album tracks, alternate versions - the tracks that bands and labels forgot, or mysteriously tucked away in a corner, out of view. >>
Mr The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out According to the brilliant Nick Kent There Is A Light That Never Goes Out "suffers from an arrangement that utilises synthesised strings and the like, which simply detracts from the thrust of the performance, making it sound camp". Harsh, you have to say. >>
Playlists March 2014: String Theory The string section has always been with us, and long may it stay. This month I want to explore the full range of stringed beauty: songs with strings; songs with things that sound like strings but aren't; sad strings; happy strings; strings old and new. >>
Tracks The Smiths – The Queen is Dead Share Take me back to dear old blighty... It begins with a World War I music hall number about returning home from the front, interrupted by feedback and drum rolls, … >>
Tracks The Smiths – Shakespeare’s Sister Share It's too easy, really, to connect Joy Division to The Smiths. You could start in Salford, home of Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and the Salford Lads Club, which The … >>