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* ''The Queen Is Dead'' (1986)

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* ''The Queen Is Dead'' ''Music/TheQueenIsDead'' (1986)


* OnlyOneName: Morrissey.

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* OnlyOneName: Morrissey. Well, it's Steven Patrick Morrissey in full, but you only need the last one.


** The band's practice of crediting "cover stars" on their album comes from Music/RoxyMusic doing the same thing.

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** The band's practice of crediting "cover stars" on their album albums comes from Music/RoxyMusic doing the same thing.


** The line, "Throw your homework onto the fire" is taken from Bowie's "Kooks".

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** The line, "Throw your homework onto the fire" from "Sheila Take A Bow" is taken from Bowie's "Kooks".

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* ShoutOut:
** The band's practice of crediting "cover stars" on their album comes from Music/RoxyMusic doing the same thing.
** The guitar riff on "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" is similar to Music/DavidBowie's "Cracked Actor"
** The line, "Throw your homework onto the fire" is taken from Bowie's "Kooks".


!!! "I'd go out tonight, but I haven't got a trope to wear...":

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!!! "I'd "I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a trope to wear...":



-->''So you go on your own''\\

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-->''So you go and you stand on your own''\\



''And you go home and you cry''\\
''And you want to die''

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''And you go home and you cry''\\
''And
cry and you want to die''



* DumbassDJ: "Panic" was inspired by Steve Wright at the BBC, who played Wham's "I'm Your Man" after announcing the Chernobyl disaster.

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* DumbassDJ: "Panic" was inspired by Steve Wright at the BBC, who played Wham's Music/{{Wham}}'s "I'm Your Man" after announcing the Chernobyl disaster.



* LyricalDissonance: Sonically, they were like a slightly less murky Music/{{REM}}. Lyrically, they were like a funnier Music/TheCure.

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* LyricalDissonance: Sonically, they were like a slightly less murky Music/{{REM}}. Lyrically, they were like a funnier Music/TheCure. One good example is "Barbarism Begins at Home", a song about parental abuse set to a funky guitar beat.


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 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.

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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 Music/TheThe and has done session work for too many artists to list. He was a member of the American indie rock band 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 2011.2011, before setting off on a solo career of his own.


* FiftiesHair: Morrissey's trademark pompadour.

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* FiftiesHair: Morrissey's trademark pompadour.

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* FiftiesHair: Morrissey's trademark pompadour.


* LesserStar: Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke. The band's contract apparently only listed Morrissey and Marr as the official members of the band. Joyce and Rourke even sued the other half of the band for royalties that were owed them. Although Rourke wound up settling amicably out of court with Morrissey and Marr, Joyce kept pushing his part of the lawsuit and received a 1 million pound settlement (which in turn alienated him from Rourke). Morrissey claims that Joyce is the main reason why the Smiths will never reunite, moreso than his rift with Marr.

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* LesserStar: Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke. The band's contract apparently only listed Morrissey and Marr as the official members of the band. Joyce and Rourke even sued the other half of the band for royalties that were owed them. Although Rourke wound up settling amicably out of court with Morrissey and Marr, Joyce kept pushing his part of the lawsuit and received a 1 million pound settlement (which in turn alienated him from Rourke). Rourke eventually patched things up with his childhood friend Marr and found steady work as a session musician for bands like Music/ThePretenders. Joyce, meanwhile, left the music business and never reconciled with any of his old bandmates apart from Rourke. Morrissey claims that Joyce Joyce's lawsuit is the main reason why the Smiths will never reunite, moreso than his rift with Marr.


** "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)



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* {{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.


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!


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.

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