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The Smiths...

This may surprise you but I have made it through 33 and a half years and managed to NEVER hear a Smiths album all the way through. Sure I know a number of their songs (who growing up in the 80's and being part of the alternative scene doesn't), sure back in sixth form The Smiths were a popular band and got played on the stereo in the common room, but I've never owned a Smiths record and never listened to more than a few songs courtesy of friends or fellow students.

This was partially because I never really used to think much of them. I liked a couple fo tracks here and there but on the whole I could pass them by quite easily.

Well, years pass and after hearing a few of their tracks recently both on telly and at work courtesy of Sean (a *big* Smiths/Morrissey Fan) I found myself wanting a better listen. Then I discovered their 'The Very Best Of....' on a site for £6. 22 Tracsk. All the popular tunes. Well, I thought why not and ordered it.

It arrived today.

I've so far listened to the whole thing twice. It seems that The Smiths have finally grown on me. Not when I was a mopey teenager but now when I'm a mopey thirty-something. Better late than never I guess?

Anyway, I take back anything negative I've ever said about The Smiths. My teenage student mates were right. They are pretty good.

Although saying that I am now listening to HIM's latest offering 'Dark Light'. Just for a change of pace you understand :p

Comments

meganintheuk
Dec. 14th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
I do like the Smiths... mostly because Morrissey is such a comedian! I am sure there are people out there that will shoot me down for that comment but so many of the songs are just so funny! Cutting in some cases - but funny.

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