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The Smiths

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The Smiths were a rock band which formed in 1982 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. The band consisted of Morrissey (vocals, lyrics), Johnny Marr (guitar, music), Mike Joyce (drums) and Andy Rourke (bass). Hugely influential, The Smiths lasted all of five years from 1982 to 1987, releasing during this period four studio albums (The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead and Strangeways, Here We Come) and three compilation albums (Hatful Of Hollow, The World Won't Listen and Louder Than Bombs). Meat Is Murder went on to enter the British charts at number one in February of 1985, and The Queen Is Dead further confirmed the band's popularity with its release in spring 1986. Greeted with enthusiastic reviews and peaking at number two on the U.K. charts, the album also developed The Smiths' cult following in the U.S., breaking into the Top 100. After the band's split in 1987, a further six albums have been released, bringing the total number of Smiths albums to 13. These albums consisted of another five compilation albums (Best... I, ...Best II, Singles, The Very Best of the Smiths and The Sound of the Smiths), and one live album (Rank) recorded before the band's split during The Queen Is Dead tour. Both "Best I" and "Best II" were heavily criticised by critics and some fans; "The Very Best of", was very similar content to said "Best" albums, sold excellently, but drew much criticism from press and the band, who had no input. Former members Bass was originally played by Dale Hibbert, but he was replaced after 4 months. Craig Gannon was briefly a second guitarist for the band in 1986. See The Smiths First Meetings Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played


Louder Than Bombs
Last Played on March 16, 2015 1:16pm

Girlfriend in a Coma

Strangeways, Here We Come
Last Played on March 05, 2015 8:46am

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Meat is Murder
Last Played on February 12, 2015 10:58am

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

Hatful of Hollow
Last Played on November 28, 2014 6:58am


Louder Than Bombs
Last Played on November 18, 2014 10:56am

Shoplifters Of The World Unite

The World Won't Listen
Last Played on October 22, 2014 7:40am

Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before (1987)

Last Played on October 18, 2014 2:43am

There is a Light That Never Goes Out

The Queen Is Dead
Last Played on April 20, 2014 10:10am

Sheila Take A Bow

Louder Than Bombs
Last Played on February 24, 2014 9:29am

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

The Queen Is Dead
Last Played on February 12, 2014 12:53am

The Queen Is Dead

The Queen Is Dead
Last Played on February 07, 2014 5:15pm

How Soon Is Now (Single Edit)

Last Played on February 04, 2014 10:09pm

Barbarism Begins At Home

Meat is Murder
Last Played on January 27, 2014 11:37pm

This Charming Man

The Smiths
Last Played on January 22, 2014 4:24pm

What Difference Does It Make

The Smiths
Last Played on January 01, 2014 4:59pm

Bigmouth Strikes Again

The Queen Is Dead
Last Played on January 01, 2014 8:19am


Meat Is Murder


The Sound Of The Smiths