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Manchester, England, United Kingdom (1982 – 1987)

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.


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  • mithrandirrrrr

    melhor coisa é ouvir essa banda de madrugada <3

    24 Feb 3:26am Reply
  • mithrandirrrrr

    ask <3

    23 Feb 11:49pm Reply
  • keanequeen


    19 Feb 6:22am Reply
  • Skinnyfoureyes

    morrissey without marr is awful to behold. ditto with marr without morrissey.

    17 Feb 4:37pm Reply
  • PrinsMartinius

    The Smiths has opened my eyes. These things take time.

    15 Feb 9:52am Reply
  • leneheart

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  • high_as_bells

    Scooter was so sad all the time. Me and him used to sit in my room getting stoned listening to The Smiths. [2] lul. Marry me, Jordan @_@ </heartsymbol>

    12 Feb 2:24pm Reply
  • zzophia

    Meat is Murder was released on 11th of February 1985 - 30 years ago ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    11 Feb 8:35pm Reply
  • james_duval

    Scooter was so sad all the time. Me and him used to sit in my room getting stoned listening to The Smiths.

    9 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • sasha90s

    comment with 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - 2011 Remastered Version' lyrics and '<3' symbol

    9 Feb 3:34pm Reply
  • nervewrack

    obligatory "best pop band of the 80s in spite of morrissey being an asshole" comment

    9 Feb 3:04pm Reply
  • trustmeiloveu

    heart_symbol.htm [2]

    9 Feb 2:31pm Reply
  • high_as_bells

    PS: ❤️❤️❤️

    6 Feb 5:06am Reply
  • high_as_bells

    "I am convinced Morrissey is a twat, and anyone who says otherwise is a wanker." <--- I think the fact that I acknowledge he's a twat and still like him probably makes me a bigger wanker than any of the people who deny it outright. I am a twat enabler.

    6 Feb 5:05am Reply
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  • lter__Impius

    Shaking hands with Morrissey: Its deathtime! Sucking cock in East Africa: It's deathtime! And it's gonna happen to you, baby. It could happen to your child... You could have the same experience.

    3 Feb 10:07am Reply
  • ohsolucky

    "after about a year without listening to them, i remembered "i know it's over" and went to listen to it. it was almost a sexual experience." do you cry after sex or something?

    3 Feb 1:45am Reply
  • trustmeiloveu

    Because I want to copy+paste another lyrics tonight (9)

    30 Jan 8:24pm Reply
  • sabrinabrombim

    Take me out tonight (8)

    30 Jan 8:00pm Reply
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