quinta-feira, 17 de setembro de 2009

The Smiths are laughing all the way to the bank

They inspired a legion of angst-ridden followers, brought misery to the masses with their dour, Mancunian melodies and established an entire career out of being alienated.

Despite being called "the most important band of the last 50 years" by the NME, triumphing over such greats as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Smiths were never about commercial success. Frontman (Steven) Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce reached the Top 10 in the UK singles charts only once before splitting acrimoniously in 1987.


The enduring power of The Smiths is that they speak to the maudlin in all of us. Heavens, we all know by now how miserable they were. But as long as there are tortured teens, desolate twentysomethings and melancholic mums and dads, theirs is a light that will never go out.

not really quite so, it can never be stressed enough their influence and their power to convert people in an immediate acolyte. the fact is we wanted and felt we were part of the same ethos, we belonged together.
not to mention their fantastic sense of aesthetic, attention to detail and knowledge of its importance in the construction of the mystic, their natural charisma, and brilliant music, of course.
if i ever had a gang, that was mine.
you deserve it lads.

2 comentários:

narghee-la disse...

smiths are big, but beatles are huge! vou deixar o forastieri comentar: http://mtv.uol.com.br/bis/blog/feriado-beatles-por-que-n%C3%A3o

bloke in blue disse...

primeiramente, huge aqui só eu. em segundo lugar, sobre religião eu não discuto...mas respeito os hindus.


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