No new stuff this week, just a greatest hits compilation released from one of the seminal bands of the 80’s, The Smiths. Lead singer Morrissey sang songs of loneliness, alienation and self-pity. His lovelorn yearnings, set to intricate melodies and buffered by Johnny Marr’s ringing guitar riffs made for, if not a party, some pretty compelling music. The band influenced a host of artists that came afterward, including Radiohead, Oasis and the Killers. I wore their albums out back in the day. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Amazon iTunes
What else do I have this week?
How about Ryan Adams covering the Foo Fighter’s “Times Like These?” Seriously!
I think he sounds a little like Neil Young…
What are you listening to this week?
Video after the JUMP…
The Smiths – This Charming Man:
The Smiths – How Soon is Now: