TV, Video, Vintage Video — February 23, 2017 at 7:53 am

Vintage Video: The Smiths preform hour-long set for German TV show ‘Rockpalast’ in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we dip into the vaults of the essential German TV series “Rockpalast” for this hour-plus performance by The Smiths in 1984. This 15-song set finds the young 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 in the set.

Check it out below:


Setlist: The Smiths, Rockpalast, Hamburg, Germany, 1984

1. “Hand in Glove”
2. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
3. “Girl Afraid”
4. “This Charming Man”
5. “Pretty Girls Make Graves”
6. “Still Ill”
7. “Barbarism Begins at Home”
8. “This Night Has Opened my Eyes”
9. “Miserable Lie”
10. “You’ve Got Everything Now”
11. “Handsome Devil”
12. “What Difference Does it Make”
13. “These Things Take Time”
14. “This Charming Man”
15. “Hand in Glove”




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