Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Smiths: DOTM

Lefty's post on this band prompted me to do this one.

Thanks Lefty!

STUDIO ALBUMS

The Smiths
Released in February 1984 by Rough Trade Records.
Produced by John Porter and The Smiths.
Band lineup:
Morrissey - vocals; Johnny Marr - guitar; Andy Rourke - bass; Mike Joyce - drums.
Tracks: 11
"Reel Around the Fountain" "You've Got Everything Now" "Miserable Lie" "Pretty Girls Make Graves" "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" "This Charming Man" "Still Ill" "Hand in Glove" "What Difference Does it Make?" "I Don't Owe You Anything" and "Suffer Little Children"

Meat is Murder
Released in February 1985 by Rough Trade.
Produced by The Smiths.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
"The Headmaster Ritual" "Rusholme Ruffians" "I Want the One I Can't Have" "What She Said" "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" "How Soon is Now?" "Nowhere Fast" "Well I Wonder" "Barbarism Begins at Home" "and "Meat is Murder"

The Queen is Dead
Released in June 1986 by Rough Trade.
Produced by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
"The Queen is Dead" "Frankly Mr Shankly" "I Know It's Over" "Never Had No One Ever" "Cemetry Gates" "Bigmouth Strikes Again" "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side" "Vicar in a Tutu" "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" and "Some Girls are Bigger Than Others"

Strangeways Here We Come
Released in September 1987 by Rough Trade Records.
Produced by Johnny Marr, Morrissey and Stephen Street.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
"A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours" "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" "Death of a Disco Dancer" "Girlfriend in a Coma" "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" "Unhappy Birthday" "Paint a Vulgar Picture" "Death at One's Elbow" and "I Won't Share You"

The Peel Sessions
Released in 1988 by Strange Fruit.
Produced by Roger Pusey.
Tracks: 4
"What Difference Does it Make?" "Miserable Lie" "Reel Around the Fountain" and "Handsome Devil"

COMPILATION / LIVE ALBUMS

Hatful of Hollow
Released in November 1984 by Rough Trade.
Tracks: 16

The World Won't Listen
Released in February 1987 by Rough Trade.
Tracks: 16

Louder Than Bombs
Released in February 1987 by Rough Trade/Sire.
Tracks: 24

Rank
Live album released in September 1988 by Rough Trade/Sire.
Tracks: 14

Best..I
Released in August 1992 by WEA.
Tracks: 14

Best..II
Released in August 1992 by WEA.
Tracks: 14

Singles
Released in February 1995 by WEA.
Tracks: 18

The Very Best of The Smiths
Released in June 2001 by WEA.
Tracks: 23

The Sound of the Smiths
Released in November 2008 by WEA.
Tracks: 23 (a deluxe edition contains another CD w/22 tracks).

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