Tag: The Smiths

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Boy With the Thorn in His Side’ — unreleased live take from 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘The Boy With the Thorn in His Side’ — unreleased live take from 1986

After a slight detour late last week, we’re back on track with the weekly dribbling of previously unreleased versions of tracks off The Smiths’ classic 1986 The Queen is Dead album. We’re now up to “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side,” which you can stream in full right here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ — off ‘Live in Boston’

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring’ — off ‘Live in Boston’

The promo team working the reissue of The Smiths’ classic 1986 The Queen is Dead today interrupted their own series of weekly unreleased live tracks that won’t appear on the upcoming deluxe edition to debut one of the live cuts that will be included on the 3CD/1DVD package. Hear it here.

Slicing Up Eyeballs returns to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast to talk readers polls

Slicing Up Eyeballs returns to Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast to talk readers polls

More shameless self-promotion: Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian returns to the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast to discuss this site’s artist polls, beginning with today’s show on the best of The Cure, followed by discussions of our Smiths and R.E.M. polls later this week.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ — unreleased live take from Berkeley 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ — unreleased live take from Berkeley 1986

The promotional juggernaut behind the reissue of The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead continues with today’s premiere of the latest unreleased live version of a cut off that record. This week it’s “Bigmouth Strikes Again” recorded at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 23, 1986. Stream it here.

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Cemetry Gates’ — unreleased live take from Manchester 1986

Listen: The Smiths, ‘Cemetry Gates’ — unreleased live take from Manchester 1986

Here we go again: Another week, another previously unreleased live version of a track off The Smiths’ 1986 classic The Queen is Dead. This week it’s “Cemetry Gates,” recorded Oct. 30, 1986, at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester during the band’s second leg in support of that album.

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey announces new album ‘Low in High-School,’ plus Hollywood Bowl concert

Morrissey today announced the release of his first album in three years and 11th overall as a solo artist, a collection titled Low in High-School that will arrive Nov. 17 via his new Etienne Records imprint on the BMG label, according to the Manchester Evening News.