One from the archives! There’s a lot going on in this shaky clip of the Smiths at London’s Brixton Academy in 1986. A fan pop onto the stage, Morrissey flails, Johnny manages to never lose a precariously dangling cigarette. More interesting — it captures the band performing their last song ever. Any idea how these charming men took a bow?


(Via Music Slut)

“Hand In Glove” ? that’s right Moz, we never did see you again, or at least not in that particular configuration. One thing regarding that stage-rushing fan: if he knew it was going to be their last performance ever, do you think he would have done something cooler than stand there for two seconds? And if, twenty years ago, the bouncer knew that a video would surface on something like YouTube, do you think he would have handled it differently (e.g., kicked the crap out of the kid)? Oh hell, what difference does it make?

Comments (9)
  1. adrienne  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2007 0

    man, stereogum’s writing has really become too cheesey, i no longer read the posts and only watch/listen to the content.

  2. Ben  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2007 0

    Damn Adrienne aren’t 10-15 posts/day about indie rawk enough for you?

  3. aaah, their last ever performance. weird to watch.

    thank you morrissey and marr for never even hinting a reunion. that would have ruined it all.

  4. justine  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2007 0

    Ben,

    Please explain to me how quantity excuses quality?

    I’m not saying I necessarily agree with Adrienne’s comment, but I see where she’s coming from, and I think she has a right to voice her opinion on the writing since it is nice to read blogs along with watching/listening to the content.

    Also, I love how the post about musicians’ names who happen to form a complete sentence has 40 comments compared to the handful here about something (I consider, and I hope everyone else does too) more worthy of discussion.

    -Justin

  5. Oscar Wilde  |   Posted on Aug 3rd, 2007 0

    ESTRANGED WAYS, HERE WE COME would’ve been a better title for this post.

  6. lol @ oscar wilde
    also, the morrissey flail will NEVER get old.

  7. Mrs. Featherbottom  |   Posted on Aug 4th, 2007 0

    The Smiths suck. NEXT lol

  8. featherbottom,
    hand in glove…..the sun shines out of your behind…….

  9. Dan  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2007 0

    myspace.com/theanydays
    Free tooooones for u (-:

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