History Music / TheSmiths

28th Jul '17 1:34:05 PM bt8257
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** "Death of a Disco Dancer", "Meat is Murder", "Rubber Ring", "Rushholme Ruffians", "Shakespeare's Sister", "These Things Take Time",[[note]]Doubled down![[/note]] "Well I Wonder", "What's the World", "Wonderful Woman".

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** "Death of a Disco Dancer", "Meat is Is Murder", "Rubber Ring", "Rushholme Ruffians", "Shakespeare's Sister", "These Things Take Time",[[note]]Doubled down![[/note]] "Well I Wonder", "What's the World", "Wonderful Woman".



%%* AntiLoveSong: "Unhappy Birthday"
* AuthorAppeal: "This Charming Man" and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" both mention leather car seats, which Morrissey admitted to finding "[[{{Fetish}} erotic]]." And then there's his interest in ruffians and criminals, which became even more pronounced in his solo work.
%%* AutoErotica: "You've Got Everything Now"
%%* BanisterSlide: "Vicar In A Tutu"

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%%* AntiLoveSong: "Unhappy Birthday"
* AuthorAppeal: "This Charming Man" and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" both mention leather car seats, which Morrissey admitted to finding "[[{{Fetish}} erotic]]." And then there's his interest in ruffians and criminals, which became even more pronounced in his solo work.
%%* AutoErotica: "You've Got Everything Now"
%%* BanisterSlide: "Vicar In A Tutu"
work."



* CoolestClubEver: Subverted by "How Soon is Now?" The singer is told "''there's a club if you'd like to go / You could meet somebody who really loves you ...''" But what actually happens is:

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* CoolestClubEver: Subverted by "How Soon is Is Now?" The singer is told "''there's a club if you'd like to go / You could meet somebody who really loves you ...''" But what actually happens is:



%%* CovertPervert: [[FanNickname Moz]] himself.



* DeadpanSnarker: Morrissey is a RealLife example of this.
%%* DeanBitterman: "The Headmaster Ritual"
%%* DoubleEntendre: Too many lyrics to list.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Morrissey is a RealLife example of this.
%%* DeanBitterman: "The Headmaster Ritual"
%%* DoubleEntendre: Too many lyrics to list.
Morrissey.



** ''The Smiths'': Reel Around The Fountain (5:58) and Suffer Little Children (5:28)
** ''Meat Is Murder'': Barbarism Begins At Home (6:57) and the title track (6:06)
** ''The Queen Is Dead'': The title track (6:24) and I Know It's Over (5:48)
** ''Strangeways, Here We Come'': Death Of A Disco Dancer (5:26), Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (5:01), Paint A Vulgar Picture (5:35)
** ''Hatful Of Hollow'': How Soon Is Now? (6:44), Reel Around The Fountain (5:51, from The Peel Sessions)
** ''Rank'': Bigmouth Strikes Again (5:51)

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** ''The Smiths'': Reel Around The Fountain (5:58) and Suffer Little Children (5:28)
** ''Meat Is Murder'': Barbarism "Barbarism Begins At Home at Home" (6:57) and the title track (6:06)
** ''The Queen Is Dead'': The title track (6:24) and I Know It's Over (5:48)
** ''Strangeways, Here We Come'': Death Of A Disco Dancer (5:26), Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (5:01), Paint A Vulgar Picture (5:35)
(6:24)
** ''Hatful Of of Hollow'': How "How Soon Is Now? (6:44), Reel Around The Fountain (5:51, from The Peel Sessions)
** ''Rank'': Bigmouth Strikes Again (5:51)
Now?" (6:44)



%%* {{Gayngst}}
* {{Hypocrite}}: Even after releasing ''Meat is Murder'', Morrissey admitted to wearing leather shoes until synthetic leather shoes became more widespread years later.

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%%* {{Gayngst}}
* {{Hypocrite}}: Even after releasing ''Meat is Is Murder'', Morrissey admitted to wearing leather shoes until synthetic leather shoes became more widespread years later.



%%* MadLove: A theme in some of their songs.



%%* MoneySong: "Frankly, Mr. Shankly".



** ''The Queen is Dead'', which featured more elaborate production than on their previous albums and singles.

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** ''The Queen is Is Dead'', which featured more elaborate production than on their previous albums and singles.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Paint a Vulgar Picture," though the original demo version does include it ("and they paint a vulgar picture / of the way they say you were").
%%* ObsessionSong: "Paint a Vulgar Picture"

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Paint a Vulgar Picture," Picture", though the original demo version does include it ("and they paint a vulgar picture / of the way they say you were").
%%* ObsessionSong: "Paint a Vulgar Picture"
were").



* SerialKiller: The song "Suffer Little Children" was written about RealLife killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Morrissey's fascination with serial killers continued in his solo career with songs like "UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper."

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* SerialKiller: The song "Suffer Little Children" was written about RealLife killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Morrissey's fascination with serial killers continued in his solo career with songs like "UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.""UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper".



** ''Strangeways, Here We Come'' opens with the guitarless "A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours."

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** ''Strangeways, Here We Come'' opens with the guitarless "A Rush And A and a Push And The and the Land Is Ours."Ours".



* SpoofAesop: The entirety of "Accept Yourself," but especially:

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* SpoofAesop: The entirety of "Accept Yourself," Yourself", but especially:



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The narrator of "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" names off some of the injuries he received from his bicycle accident, then follows them with "Who said I lied to her?/Because I never".

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The narrator of "Stop Me if If You Think You've Heard This One Before" names off some of the injuries he received from his bicycle accident, then follows them with "Who said I lied to her?/Because I never".



* TruckDriversGearChange: Quite a few of them in "Paint A Vulgar Picture," so that each verse seems to ascend into the next one, finally building up to the climatic guitar solo (the only one the Smiths' musical catalogue).

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* TruckDriversGearChange: Quite a few of them in "Paint A a Vulgar Picture," Picture", so that each verse seems to ascend into the next one, finally building up to the climatic guitar solo (the only one in the Smiths' musical catalogue).



* UrExample: "How Soon is Now?" is an UrExample of {{Shoegazing}}.
* TheVicar: The subject of the aptly named "Vicar In A Tutu."

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* UrExample: "How Soon is Is Now?" is an UrExample of {{Shoegazing}}.
* TheVicar: The subject of the aptly named "Vicar In A Tutu."in a Tutu".



* WholesomeCrossdresser: The title character of "Vicar in a Tutu."

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The title character of "Vicar in a Tutu."Tutu".



* WriterOnBoard: ''Meat is Murder,'' as Morrissey supports PETA, and has stated he accepts the violent actions of {{Animal Wrongs Group}}s. Based on interviews they've given, the rest of the band seems to have reacted to his fervency with mild exasperation, but they are all vegetarians as well and avoid animal products.

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* WriterOnBoard: ''Meat is Murder,'' Is Murder'', as Morrissey supports PETA, and has stated he accepts the violent actions of {{Animal Wrongs Group}}s. Based on interviews they've given, the rest of the band seems to have reacted to his fervency with mild exasperation, but they are all vegetarians as well and avoid animal products.
21st Apr '17 5:56:09 AM TrippyDippy
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Vote for your favourite Smiths album by heading over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestAlbumTheSmiths Best Album crowner]]!

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Vote for your favourite Smiths album by heading over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestAlbumTheSmiths Best Album crowner]]!
crowner]]! There's also a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestSongTheSmiths Best Song crowner]] as well!
20th Feb '17 8:46:53 PM bt8257
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After the break up, Music/{{Morrissey}} went on to have a successful solo career. Johnny formed Electronic with Music/JoyDivision[=/=]Music/NewOrder guitarist Bernard Sumner, and also formed the short-lived Johnny Marr & the Healers. He also played with cult alternative rockers The The and has done session work for too many artists to list. He was a member of the American indie rock band Modest Mouse from 2005 to 2008. After leaving Modest Mouse, he joined the British indie band The Cribs which he was a member of from 2008 to 2011.

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After the break up, Music/{{Morrissey}} went on to have a successful solo career. Johnny formed Electronic with Music/JoyDivision[=/=]Music/NewOrder guitarist Bernard Sumner, and also formed the short-lived Johnny Marr & the Healers. He also played with cult alternative rockers The The and has done session work for too many artists to list. He was a member of the American indie rock band Modest Mouse Music/ModestMouse from 2005 to 2008. After leaving Modest Mouse, he joined the British indie band The Cribs which he was a member of from 2008 to 2011.
10th Feb '17 7:04:50 AM malifee
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**Morrissey's lyrical style has been compared to the style of Irish literature, and considering his well-known fixation on Oscar Wilde it is perhaps not a surprise. He's also covered "Irish" topics such as family dysfunction, alcoholism and, of course, a death-fixation, although his take on it is perhaps closer to "Cré na Cille" than "The Dead".



* OopNorth: One of Manchester's beloved musical exports.

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* OopNorth: One of Manchester's beloved musical exports.exports, and noted for featuring Manchester prominently in their promotional pictures (especially for "The Queen Is Dead") and in their lyrics. Their first album featured a song focused entirely around the Moors Murders, "Suffer Little Children".



* SmokingIsCool: Johnny looked pretty damn cool with a cigarette.

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* SmokingIsCool: Johnny looked pretty damn cool with a cigarette.cigarette, especially in the OGWT Meat Is Murder tapes.
10th Feb '17 6:19:45 AM malifee
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''And somehow that really impressed me''\\

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''And somehow that really impressed me''\\me''
10th Feb '17 6:19:06 AM malifee
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* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Boys]]

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* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Boys]]Boys]]: It became slowly more evident in Morrissey's lyrics, reaching its culmination in his solo work. Stand-out examples include "Sweet and Tender Hooligan" and "I Want The One I Can't Have".
-->''He killed a policeman when he was thirteen''\\
''And somehow that really impressed me''\\
10th Feb '17 6:16:23 AM malifee
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I said: 'That's nothing - you should hear me play piano.'"''

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I said: 'That's nothing - you should hear me play piano.'"'''''
7th Feb '17 10:22:22 PM DanielCase
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* UncommonTime: "Back to the Old House" is in 6/8
7th Feb '17 8:13:06 PM DanielCase
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* [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]]: Morrissey, Marr and Rourke are the sons of first-generation Irish immigrants to Manchester; Joyce's father is Irish as well. Morrissey and Marr were both taken to visit relatives back in the Auld Sod many times in their childhood where they were exposed to a lot of Irish musical traditions; the influence is most evident in Morrissey's crooning style and some of Marr's acoustic guitar work.
7th Feb '17 8:08:15 PM DanielCase
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** "Death of a Disco Dancer", "Meat is Murder", "Rubber Ring", "Rushholme Ruffians", "Shakespeare's Sister", "These Things Take Time", "Well I Wonder", "What's the World", "Wonderful Woman".

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** "Death of a Disco Dancer", "Meat is Murder", "Rubber Ring", "Rushholme Ruffians", "Shakespeare's Sister", "These Things Take Time", Time",[[note]]Doubled down![[/note]] "Well I Wonder", "What's the World", "Wonderful Woman".
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