five early Smiths

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Hand in Glove
12
38%
Jeane
4
13%
Girl Afraid
7
22%
These Things Take Time
6
19%
Suffer Little Children
3
9%
 
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five early Smiths

Postby The Beatles » 13 May 2018, 18:28











They were better in the early days, weren't they?

Choose three.
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Re: five early Smiths

Postby gash on ignore » 13 May 2018, 18:37

QWYTE KLEARLEE it’s the last two.
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Re: five early Smiths

Postby The Beatles » 13 May 2018, 18:44

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Re: five early Smiths

Postby Positive Passion » 13 May 2018, 19:03

I can't agree they were better this early. Their best period came immediately afterwards, with heaven knows, william, etc. But they are incredibly consistent and strangeways is a tremendous record.

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Re: five early Smiths

Postby The Beatles » 13 May 2018, 19:21

Positive Passion wrote:I can't agree they were better this early. Their best period came immediately afterwards, with heaven knows, william, etc.


Quite possibly, yes.

Positive Passion wrote:But they are incredibly consistent and strangeways is a tremendous record.


Not the first time I've heard that, but to me it's The Smiths pumped up and polished for the American market. There are good songs there, but they lost a lot.
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Re: five early Smiths

Postby Bent Fabric » 13 May 2018, 20:11

First album and half dozen singles are definitely the golden period for me.

"Suffer..." has that "autumn leaves" feel of the debut in spades.

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Re: five early Smiths

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 May 2018, 21:02

Never liked "Suffer Little Children," the rest are all aces.