For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to a September 1987 episode that features the show’s creator and producer Dave Kendall eulogizing the The Smiths upon their breakup following the release of Strangeways, Here We Come. Check out the whole thing right here.
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One of the bigger draws for Record Store Day this year was the 7-inch from The Smiths that featured previously unreleased demos of the band’s 1985 single “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side” and its original B-side, “Rubber Ring.” For those who didn’t get one of the 45s, or don’t do vinyl, check out both songs here.
Record Store Day buyers who’ve already snatched up copies of the new 7-inch from The Smiths — featuring previously unreleased versions of “The Boy With the Thorn In His Side” and its original B-side “Rubber Ring” — have discovered a biting political message inscribed in the 45’s run-out groove: “Trump will kill America.”
An artist known only by his Instagram handle alshepmcr has taken to stenciling lyrics from classic songs by legendary Manchester bands Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses onto the double-yellow lines that split the city’s streets — a creative endeavor, he says, that’s designed to make people stop and think.
Matt Johnson debuted his first new The The single in a decade today on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show, calling in to the program to introduce “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” a tribute to his late brother that will be released as a 7-inch single for Record Store Day in the U.K.
Third time’s not a charm: Morrissey canceled his third concert in San Antonio, Texas, in just six months, citing “health concerns stemming from (the singer’s) appearance in Tucson” earlier this week in scrubbing tonight’s planned performance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Buying a ticket to a Morrissey concert remains a dicey proposition, with the latest mishap coming Monday night in Tucson, Ariz., as the former Smiths singer left the stage with vocal issues during the night’s sixth song, “Everyday is Like Sunday” — leaving fans far short of a full show.
Turns out the world will listen: Online radio show “Breakfast with The Smiths — The World of Morrissey,” after just one week off the web following the shutdown of Indie1031.com, has found a new home and will return this Sunday, the program’s host, Jose Maldonado, has revealed.
After eight years, the online radio show “Breakfast with The Smiths — The World of Morrissey” is no more — at least for now — now that its longtime home, Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1, ended its webstream, which had continued to play music since the station shut down its FM signal in 2009.
Rhino/Warner Bros. will release a limited-edition 7-inch single by The Smiths on Record Store Day next month that features previously unreleased versions of the band’s 1985 single “The Boy with the Thorn in His Side” and its original B-side, “Rubber Ring.” Record Store Day is April 22.
Two years after announcing work on a new The The album, Matt Johnson is releasing his first full-band music under that moniker in the form of “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” an etched one-sided 7-inch single to be issued next month as part of Record Store Day in the U.K.
The latest episode of the Talkhouse podcast — which features musicians interviewing musicians — finds old friends, bassists and fellow Mancuinans Andy Rourke of The Smiths and Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order talking a walk down memory lane in a 25-minute chat.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we dip into the vaults of “Rockpalast” for this performance by The Smiths in 1984. This 15-song set finds the band burning through its early material to the point that it encores with a couple of its best-known songs that already had been performed earlier.
Morrissey has announced his first live dates of 2017, including a pair of U.S. and Mexican festival performances in April and a trio of Texas concerts that were canceled twice late last year after his band’s keyboardist, Gustavo Manzur, fell ill prior to a show in Boulder, Colo.