i discovered the smiths in 2009 when i finally allowed my husband to play more of his ‘same sounding bland english mopey lahlah music’ (as i frequently describe it). ‘some girls are bigger than others’ sounded like a stupid title. so did ‘girlfriend in a coma’. maybe i was being too literal, but knowing my husband’s sense of humour i figured i was missing out on some truly terrible british comedy à la mr blobby.
then i realised that the song i loved and listened to the most on mark ronson’s ‘version’ album (2007) was a smiths cover, and i relented.
OH. MY. ross was right. i was silly to resist for as long as i did.
i did a fair bit of thinky brain work today while listening to ‘the queen is dead’ from start to finish without the shuffle option interfering. i have no favourites, i love them all equally, but my top tracks on my favourite album are probably (in no particular order):
- the queen is dead
- frankly mr shankly
- i know it’s over
- never had no one ever
- cemetary gates
- bigmouth strikes again
- the boy with the thorn in his side
- vicar in a tutu
- there is a light that never goes out
- some girls are bigger than others
you see what i did there? it is IMPOSSIBLE to choose favourites.
this IS my favourite guitar riff though. i’ll leave you to enjoy morrissey (said very few ever)……