Tag: The Smiths

The Killers cover ‘This Charming Man,’ ‘Everyday is Like Sunday’ at Morrissey-less KROQ show

The Killers cover ‘This Charming Man,’ ‘Everyday is Like Sunday’ at Morrissey-less KROQ show

Morrissey’s cancellation as headliner of tonight’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show left The Killers as the evening’s closing act, and Brandon Flowers and Co. took the opportunity to give fans what they weren’t getting, covering both The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” and Moz’s own “Everyday is Like Sunday.”

Morrissey performs The Smiths’ ‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’ for first time ever

Morrissey performs The Smiths’ ‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’ for first time ever

Morrissey’s tour opener in Portland, Ore., this week featured at least one major setlist surprise: the singer’s first-ever live performance of “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish,” the second single off The Smiths’ posthumously released final album Strangeways, Here We Come. Watch that performance here.

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ — full live version of classic 1986 album

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Queen is Dead’ — full live version of classic 1986 album

Now that the promotional campaign for the reissue of The Smiths’ classic 1986 album The Queen is Dead has resulted in the release of previously unreleased live versions of every song off that record, we’ve done the obvious and stitched them together into a full-album playlist.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ — unreleased live in 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ — unreleased live in 1986

The weekly dribble of previously unreleased live versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic The Queen is Dead continues this week, though, for some reason, this latest cut — “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” recorded Aug. 15, 1986 — was released on Spotify and not YouTube like its nine predecessors.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Vicar in a Tutu’ — unreleased live take from Canada 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Vicar in a Tutu’ — unreleased live take from Canada 1986

The weekly arrival of unreleased live versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic The Queen is Dead continues with “Vicar in a Tutu,” which you can stream here in the form of a never-before-released recording from July 30, 1986, at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario, Canada — the opening night of the band’s North American tour.