The complete take of The Smiths’ first known recording — a bedroom tape featuring Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey performing The Cookies’ “I Want A Boy For My Birthday” in August 1982 — appeared online Sunday, courtesy of an early associate of the band. Hear the full song right here.
Tag: Simon Goddard
This week sees the publication of a revised edition of Simon Goddard’s “Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87” — which tells the stories behind every song from The Smiths’ catalog — and to mark the occasion Titan Books has hooked us up with copies to award three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Fans of The Smiths are reveling in an unexpected Christmas gift this week with the appearance of a bootleg LP featuring 16 unreleased studio outtakes, including the scrapped original recording of ‘Sheila Take a Bow,’ a reggae-like take on ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ and two previously unheard instrumentals.
Tweet A previously unheard alternate take of The Smiths’ 1984 B-side “Girl Afraid” has surfaced on a just-discovered Rough Trade Records reference cassette of the […]