Sunday, October 17, 2010
The Smiths: Reel Around the Fountain
It is funny how the history of popular music gets rewritten. Ask now who the greatest band of the 1980s was and it is likely that The Smiths will be the most popular choice. Yet in their day they hardly troubled the top 10 at all.
But then their rivals for that accolade, at least in my mind, The Housemartins needed the novelty of the a cappella Caravan of Love no get them to number one.
This is This Smiths at their darkest and was recorded at the Hacienda to boot. All that and a quotation from A Taste of Honey too.