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Hear a Previously Unreleased Demo of “I Know It’s Over” by The Smiths

posted by Oscar October 5, 2017

The Smiths will be releasing a deluxe reissue of their 1986 album The Queen Is Dead, due October 20 on Warner Bros. To help build the anticipation for that release, the band have unleashed a previously unreleased demo for “I Know It’s Over.”

The track includes slightly different lyrics, but the delicate buildup to its big finale remains intact. Hear the “new” demo below. Continue Reading

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Smiths Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015; Vote!

posted by Oscar October 9, 2014

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Here are the latest nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The acts with the most votes will be announced toward the end of the year and will be inducted on April 18th, 2015 at a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

For a third consecutive year, voting is open to the public which will be counted alongside that of the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 9th, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they’d like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a “fan’s ballot” that will count as one of the ballots that determine the Class of 2015.

The “class of 2014” was legendary as it saw Nirvana inducted in their first year of eligibility and KISS finally making the cut (after 15 years of being eligible) thanks to an overwhelming support from its fans (myself included) via the public vote option.

Well now, get to voting!

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Video: Rare Smiths/Morrissey Solo Debut Footage From 1988 Performance is Unearthed

posted by Oscar May 23, 2013

Dear fans of the Smiths: Here’s something that will melt your heart.

Some very rare footage of a gig that former Smiths frontman Morrissey played with the band in 1988 has been unearthed. The thing is, for those less familiar with the band’s history, this took place AFTER they’d split up so Morrissey could pursue a solo career.

Apparently a Smiths reunion wasn’t always impossible.

See the FULL show above; read details about the show below. Continue Reading

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Hear The Smiths’ Rare 1983 Indie Recording, ‘The Pablo Cuckoo’ Tape

posted by Oscar March 20, 2013

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After news got out that Morrissey’s health has once again gone south leading to the cancelling of tour dates, an early recording session by a still-unsigned The Smiths back in 1983. The Smiths’ drummer, Mike Joyce tweeted about the recording that the YouTube link contains “an early recording you’ve probably never heard before.”

While the recording quality is a bit rough, early versions of “Hand in Glove,” “Reel Around the Fountain,” and “These Things Take Time” sound remarkably great.

Hit the jump to read more about the newly-unearthed tape. Continue Reading