Tag Archives: The Smiths

Cool Guardian article about British songwriters

Isle of Noises, Daniel Rachel
Cool cover design.
Like the headline says, I'm just sharing a cool article from the Guardian. A few really interesting insights about songwriting with Ray Davies, John Lydon, Mick Jones, Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, Sting, Annie Lennox, Johnny Marr and many slightly older British musician people.  Excerpts from this book, Isle of Noises: Conversations with great British songwriters by Daniel Rachel: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/05/british-songwriter-interviews-secrets

RS #473: The Smiths -The Smiths


The Smiths, The Smiths

Release Date: 1984
Previously Owned: Yes
Even the model in the album cover is super depressed.
Impressions: Let's get this out of the way immediately: Morrissey isn't everyone's taste. I'm not even sure he's my taste, but I do love The Smiths. There's something about the sweet-and-sour balance of Johnny Marr's casual guitar brillance and Morrissey's literate moaning that works for me. Their consistent catalog and somehow side stepping of the dreaded '80s sound (probably by avoiding keyboards and dated references) further seals the deal. Their songs come out as timeless, … Continue Reading ››