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The song lasted only 2:09 minutes, which record label boss Geoff Travis deemed too short. Smiths drummer Mike Joyce recalled to Mojo magazine: "We didn't always choose the right singles. 'How Soon Is Now? ' was originally a B-side remember. Geoff Travis was very sniffy about the length of 'Shakespeare's Sister' but the fact people said we were wrong only fired us up." (Source Shakespeare’s Sister Songfacts).

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  • Avatar for gongasf
    at last, at last, at last
  • Avatar for StephenR4968
    Throw your skinny body down, son.
  • Avatar for cristinaway
    No, Mamma, let me go!
  • Avatar for viathin12
    another good smiths tune
  • Avatar for vanilla_boy1
    I love this tune! Dramatic and assertive.
  • Avatar for Tom_Pullings
    And the rocks below, say: "Throw your skinny body down, son!" Always loved.
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    epic drumming :o
  • Avatar for Paulnascimento
    sou carreteiro e adorro curti essa música nas estradas boa viagem!
  • Avatar for rob710
    one of there very best...throw your skinny body down, son.
  • Avatar for PollyAnne88
    @maytman virginia woolf's story it's nothing like the lyrics of this song!! :O

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