The Smiths

  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    Aah! Why doesn't this thread have more posts in it? The Smiths are freaking awesome! I love them. I think my favorite song is either "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (I can see from this thread that this is a popular one though!) or "Panic" ("Panic" was my first favorite Smiths song; it got me really obsessed with them.) Honorable mention to, oh, just about every other song in their catalog (although admittedly I don't know all of them.)
    September 8th, 2014 at 04:56am
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    I love The Smiths! Morrissey's voice is amazing, and Johnny Marr is pretty great too. My favorite songs are Bigmouth Strikes Again, Nowhere Fast, Still Ill, I Know It's Over, and This Charming Man. I know of a few people who've seen Morrissey in concert recently. They are very lucky.
    September 11th, 2014 at 12:17am
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    I must admit... 500 Days of Summer got me into them
    September 11th, 2014 at 05:21am
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    Huge fan of The Smiths. More so their music than their "politics" these days, but still. Morrissey was great in the early 80s and I adore Johnny Marr, he's an excellent guitar player.
    September 20th, 2014 at 03:44pm
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    Alone<3
    December 18th, 2014 at 07:16pm
  • P u n c h d r u n k

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    Years ago when I first found Morrissey, and through him The Smiths, I felt simultaneously scares and intimately understood.
    When I finally found a Smiths CD I played it without pause for weeks, I played it to sleep to, and to wake to.
    Beyond having an enormous admiration and affection for the man, I also think that for all of the talk of how depressive his work is, I've always found great humor and a lot of tongue-in-cheek comments.
    I feel like the joke is on anyone who listens to The Smiths or Morrissey and thinks it's depressing.
    Or when everyone touts Morrissey as being a cold, pompous, arrogant person? Have they ever listened to his work? It's hugely self-depricating, honest, loving and earnest expressions of longing and affection.

    Another thing which makes Morrissey and The Smiths absolutely unique is that it was the first (and only to my knowledge) time a pop star was celibate. Truly celibate.
    I don't think anyone who isn't themselves asexual understands just how alien the world is, and how alien you feel when everyone and every thing is advertising and appealing to you through sex, and you're just not interested, and it doesn't appeal to you.
    He was and is unapologetically, unabashedly disinterested in sex, and contrary to what society would have you believe, the man is an absolute god, unashamed of his body even now in his fifties.
    Probably due to my nature, but largely thanks to him and his work I can unashamedly declare my disinterest in sex and relationships, and the reactions mean little or nothing to me.

    Viva Moz!
    April 24th, 2015 at 11:25pm