Tag: Meat Is Murder

Watch: Johnny Marr shares the secrets to playing The Smiths’ ‘Headmaster Ritual’

Watch: Johnny Marr shares the secrets to playing The Smiths’ ‘Headmaster Ritual’

Here’s a free guitar lesson from Johnny Marr in the form of an advertisement for Fender guitars and amps. The former Smiths guitarist uses this 8-minute video to first perform then teach viewers how to play “The Headmaster Ritual,” the iconic opening track to 1985’s Meat is Murder. Watch it right here.

Contest: Win The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ 8CD box set — featuring band’s entire discography

Contest: Win The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ 8CD box set — featuring band’s entire discography

Last September, we gave away a copy of the CD-and-vinyl version of The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ box set to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader, and now, with the newly remastered albums released individually, the fine folks at Rhino Records have provided us with three copies of the 8-disc CD box set to give away.

New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE, Elvis Costello

New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE, Elvis Costello

This week’s new releases include ‘MMXII,’ the 15th studio album from Killing Joke, plus a reissue of Morrissey’s 1988 solo debut ‘Viva Hate,’ the new 2CD fIREHOSE anthology ‘lowFLOWs,’ a stripped-down version of Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ box set and U.S. editions of The Smiths’ reissues.

New releases: The Smiths reissues, plus Ministry, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Paul Weller

New releases: The Smiths reissues, plus Ministry, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Paul Weller

This week’s new releases include individual reissues of each album in The Smiths’ catalog, plus MInistry’s first new album in five years (‘Relapse’), the U.K. release of Grinderman’s new remix album (‘Grinderman 2 RMX’) and the U.S. release of Paul Weller’s just-released solo album ‘Sonik Kicks.’

The Smiths’ 2011 remasters to be released individually on CD this spring

The Smiths’ 2011 remasters to be released individually on CD this spring

If you didn’t buy The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ box set last year because you’d rather cherry pick which albums to get, you’re in luck: Later this month, Rhino Records will release, in the U.K., standalone CD editions of each title in the set — all four of the band’s studio album, plus three compilations and a live album.

Contest: Win The Smiths ‘Complete’ box set — 8 CDs, 8 LPs, 25 7-inches, 1 DVD and more

Contest: Win The Smiths ‘Complete’ box set — 8 CDs, 8 LPs, 25 7-inches, 1 DVD and more

While initially announced as U.K.-only, Rhino Records has decided to release a limited number of The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ box sets in the U.S. exclusively through Rhino.com. Even better: They’ve given us a copy of the deluxe CD-and-vinyl edition to give away to one very lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.