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The Smiths , NME MOST IMPORTANT

rswbrixton

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UK music publicatin NME has called The Smiths the most important band of the last 50 years.

I must agree , those born 80's and later would probably throw a few other bands at the top of the heap, The Smiths defined a generation of peoples .

Music was poetry . I shall spin a disc now to celebrate this recognition . Im goin to call family back in Bournemouth , London , Devonshire - this makes me proud.

A proud Brixton Brit in Kings-TOWN

reel around the fountain .


Im looking so forward to my 3 weeks back in England this coming fall . Maxim Reality of Prodigy is a close neighbor of family .
 
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rentboy

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Originally posted by rswbrixton


Im looking so forward to my 3 weeks back in England this coming fall . Maxim Reality of Prodigy is a close neighbor of family .

when are the Prodge bringing out a new album???
 
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rswbrixton

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Always Outnumbered , Never Outgunned ... is due for release in August or September this year . Will be in North America for a couple of festivals this summer , than back to the UK .
 

rswbrixton

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Does the name Renegade Soundwave stir any emotions .

Are there any fans here of this bygone era of musical mayhem and big beat genius .

The sounds of sex .

The Smiths , a great great collective. Johnny Marr as noted above is a Fuckin Genius .
 

Northernsoul

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The Smiths were a very imperative part of Northern British culture, they reminded us all poetically how grim it was to be on life’s less favorable side. I can only see NME crediting them with such a prestigious statement on the grounds that the Smiths got the urban voice rolling. The smiths touched the hearts and souls of a disenchanted generation and merged political and social controversy with delicious guitar riffs courtesy of Johnny Mar. I imagine if you rummaged through the crates of any recognizable artist from the early eighties that you would find copies of “The Queen is Dead” in near mint condition. Morrissey opened the gate to the Madchester era in my opinion and kept his head a float during the beautiful flood of the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and anything around the time of the infamous Hacienda. Big up to the last of the famous international playboys!
 
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R4V4G3D_SKU11S

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I tend to listen to the Smiths alot in the summertime. I should go grab my CD from my old place...

However I don't think that they are the most important band of the last 50 years by any stretch.
 

rswbrixton

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I will add , i do agree that NME is an awful music mag at best , but The Smiths getting any sort of recognition even on the cover of Martha Stewart Home would make me proud.

Most important band of the last 50 years , that goes to Renegade Soundwave , but to recognize the importance period of this band is very satisfying to me .

Definately one of very few key players in the building of modern music history .

ABBA IS NUMBER 2
 
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alexd

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I have quite a few Smiths 12 inches here. I wonder if they are worth more now... ;)
 

tella

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my fav smiths tune EVER!

Girl afraid
Where do his intentions lay ?

Or does he even have any ?

She says :

"He never really looks at me
I give him every opportunity
In the room downstairs
He sat and stared
In the room downstairs
He sat and stared
I'll never make that mistake again !"

I'll never make that mistake again
I'll never make that mistake again

Boy afraid
Prudence never pays

And everything she wants costs money

"But she doesn't even LIKE me !
And I know because she said so
In the room downstairs
She sat and stared
In the room downstairs
She sat and stared
I'll never make that mistake again !"


needless to say..i don't agree with nme....but it would be awfully hard to give only one band this honour. there have been so many brilliant artists that have had a great influence in various ways. i think almost any artist who has experienced some sort of success can account to being an important band in the past 50 years since they have all contributed to the industry in one way or another.
 

MisterJacques

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You have to wonder about the age of these guys at NME when they claim that the Smiths are (were?) the most influential band in the past 50 years.

It always depends on the genre. If it was general rock, then the Beatles would take it hands down, because they decided to branch out from their Merseybeat pop niche into other areas. If it weren't for them, no Oasis.

Blues rock - maybe the Rolling Stones - and we're talking the old school Stones, with Brian Jones instead of Ron Wood.

Hard rock - some say Led Zeppelin, others Black Sabbath, while some others would say the Who. I would say Cream, one of the first power trios that defined the 60's. Or would that be the Jimi Hendrix Experience. I don't know. Although the seeds of Rush were also planted at that time...

Yes, the Smiths were influential - nobody could ever duplicate the musical melancholy crafted by Morrisey and Marr. Oh well, to each his/her own, eh?

Respect Everywhere! :cool:
 

Stormshadow

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by MisterJacques
I would say Cream

Good call.

Although The Smiths are great, I see a bunch of bands that are more influential / important than them.

eg. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Run DMC, The Pixies...
 
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headwinds

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this pic was more [i had bigger posters] or less [minus travolta, mary, and the spanish martyr] my room in highschool - they certaintly mattered to me then - but i dont really think (AND I DO REALLY THINK) they deserve the title of the most important band over the last 50 years because it seemed the relative few (the bright ones who liked to sit in the dark) seemed to get them...i would agree that it could be narrowed down to the stones, beatles, and led zepplin...i could place LZ second to the Smiths...Marr was an absolutely craftsman in the studio layering down sonic landscape as rich as Page and lyrically Page cant hold a gladiola to how great a singer/songwritter morrissey was...as far as the beatles and stones goes....*throws hands up and spins around shaking fingers at the press*

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ahh the smiths....i wonder if Google will make it 50 years?
 

trinitydub

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Re: Re: The Smiths , NME MOST IMPORTANT

Originally posted by rentboy


when are the Prodge bringing out a new album???

Pretty soon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=15744

Supposedly the focus is on their lyrics in this one. Heh.

On a High Fidelity-esque note, when I started listening to The Smiths, that was when music made me miserable. It was at the same time in life when I started to get really lonely, and the people that I met and subsequently lost had huge effects on me, and the fact that what I happened to be listening to COMPLETELY validated the feelings I was having, more and more and more with every listen. Music always helped me out of wallowing in depression, it didn't further it.

Especially significant:
How Soon Is Now?
I Know It's Over
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
I Want The One I Can't Have

The Smiths saw me through my loneliness and made it worse while giving me something to listen to on the subway. They always made me feel nice and neglected. They grounded me one night in a Pita Factory when Bigmouth Strikes Again was playing on the radio and I couldn't say a word, my mind was everywhere, but I could sing along to The Smiths.

I know I owe something to them, but I can't figure out what it is. I think, because of them, I started heavily attaching emotions to music, which is what got me mixing in the first place, which opened up mad doors in my personality. The Smiths were the beginning of the development of the soundtrack to my life.

However, I will always attach greater importance to The Beatles' 'Something In The Way She Moves'.

You're asking me will my love grow.
I don't know, I don't know.
You stick around now it may show.
I don't know, I don't know.
JC
 

BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by Hal-9000
As much as I love the The Smiths, and as much as I regard Johnny Marr as a fuckin genius, thats a crock.

My thoughts exactly.

BBB.

..if it's not love then it's the bomb that'll bring us together.
 

stretchandhooker

TRIBE Promoter
I feel as the Smiths were a very influential band, but a more relevant band to
a newer generation might be the "Stone Roses" .
That first album ....WOW!... who woulda thunk!
Jus, my
.02
s.
 

JEMZ

TRIBE Member
:)

Originally posted by stretchandhooker
I feel as the Smiths were a very influential band, but a more relevant band to
a newer generation might be the "Stone Roses" .
That first album ....WOW!... who woulda thunk!
Jus, my
.02
s.


Hang the Dj, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ


I do feel that the self titled debut by The Stone Roses might be one of the most solid albums of all time.

If I was to give my opinion on the most influential album of our generation it would have to be "Screamadelica" by Primal Scream... even though most people don't even realize it's place in history.
 
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