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Jeff Buckley Covers The Smiths

Few artists could sustain the sort of rarity scrounging posthumous repackaging treatment Jeff gets -- but naturally we've bought just about every boxed set/live show/remastered demo release mom Mary Guibert's put together (and then some she hasn't). But the tenth anniversary of Jeff's death approaches, a natural time for reflection on his tragically brief recording… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2007

The Smiths Approve Of Ronson’s “Stop Me”

Mark Ronson's been taking heat for his awesome cover of "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before," but Moz and Marr are on board. He wrote on MySpace (via NME):when i recorded the original demo of "stop me if you think you've heard this one before" with my friend (the… More »

By: Stereogum / April 10, 2007

More Moz Dates For The States

We'd load this post up with tons of Morrissey puns, but that joke isn't funny anymore. So instead, we spread the good news posted by Morrissey zine True To You that Moz has added dates to his U.S. tour. The chest-baring trek begins in California late next month, making its way across the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2007

Strange Grave, Here He Comes

Maladjusted to the vagaries of life, Morrissey has given deep thought to the cemetery gates that house his ultimate resting spot. Via Metro:The 48-year-old star wants a spot at the celebrity cemetery Hollywood Forever, near his home in Los Angeles, the Daily Express reports. And not just that, but the former Smiths frontma… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2007

Reel Big Fish Cover The Smiths

OK, not everybody thinks it's OK to like ska, but for those that do, cover masters Reel big Fish are a pretty good reason. Maybe not for their original material, but the Fish have a reel knack for bringing palm-muted guits and skanked-out horns to some of our favorite tracks and acceptably ska-ifying them. More »

By: Stereogum / February 1, 2007

Malkmus On Shins, Smiths, Thermals, Mullets

Stephen had a chat with Seattle's The Stranger, touching on northwestern bands, cities, and fashion styles. Some thoughts on the region's music (via LHB):What about Portland's music scene? There's stuff going on, you know. There's all varieties. I'm not totally privileged to know. There's the Kingdom and the Get Hustle. I… More »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007

New Lily Allen – “Smile (Version II Revisited)”

Or should we say "New Mark Ronson"? The producer/wedding DJ put together a glockenspiel-and-Motown remix of Lily's cut for his forthcoming full-length Version. (P4K assumes it's the same version that'll be one of two bonus tracks on the US release of Alright, Still.) And Mark recently did the Authentic Shit show o… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2007

The Dears Diva-nize Morrissey

Until this year's Gang Of Losers (their best effort yet), The Dears were never mentioned without a passing reference to The Smiths, and it?s a tagline they've usually embraced (while pointing to other references like Serge Gainsbourg along the way). But the Canadian indie rockers had a chance to share a bill with Morrissey,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2006

Dance To Joy Division, Or To JoJo?

Now that we know what Brits wanna hear when they're dead, we're curious what the living are listening to. The busy pollsters at NME contacted a cross-section of the UK's student body in an effort to uncover their "favourite" dancefloor anthems. Here's the Top Ten:1. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2006

The World’s Worst MP3 Blog Would Look Like This

We know this is old news, but for the five of you who haven't read it yet ... hilarious:August 7th, 2006 Mash-up in the house, y'all! Some bedroom producer from Norway who calls himself Calvin Johnsven just sent me this fantastic song (OK, I guess it's more like a sound collage) of UK… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 20, 2006

Nor-wave Goodbye To Oslo: Stereogum @ Øya 2006

One thing to know about Oslo: Most people are honest (except cabbies), friendly (except customs agents), extremely beautiful (no exceptions), and obsessed with the export of their arts. So Øya is ostensibly an international festival, drawing on credible, on-the-rise indie acts (Cold War Kids, The Knife, Midlake) and legendary industry stalwarts (Morrissey, Yoko… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2006

Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

Rolling Stone has a update on the ex-Smiths axeman's ongoing collaboration with Modest Mouse: it's become a full time gig!According to Brock, Marr?s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM in support of their next record, tentatively titled We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank and tentatively due this fall. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 3, 2006

Magic Numbers Cover The Smiths

There has never been a Smiths cover better than the original. Yet, I always look forward to hearing new versions of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." Here, from the new Q CD, is the latest addition to my collection courtesy of our favorite hirsuite siblings. The Magic Numbers - "There Is AMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 23, 2006

Jesus Sings The Smiths

On YouTube: BBC3 interprets the story of Easter using tunes by Manchester bands. Jesus (Darren Morfitt) performs "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at the last supper. Tim Booth plays Judas. In this other clip, Jesus sings "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" until Judas betrays him, launching into "Heaven Know… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2006

Found Found Found

No, not Jerry Garcia's toilet (sadly still MIA). But rather I'm referring to Morrissey's sex drive, last seen in the dorm room of William (though, allegedly, it was really nothing). Lyrics on the singer's new album have listeners once again speculating about the sexual proclivities of their bedsit hero. When we first spied the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2006

Stream The New Morrissey

Hear Ringleader Of The Tormentors at MozSpace. He's sorry about those Arctic Monkeys comments, noting the band's meteoritic rise is "just like the Smiths." Or just like Oasis, if you ask Noel Gallagher. "Morrissey has 27389 friends." And he's still moping. And that's why we love him. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 22, 2006

New Sufjan Stevens, Morrissey, Built To Spill

Leaking, leaking, leaked. Sufjan Stevens - "Opie's Funeral Song" (MP3 Link Expired)  From Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation Morrissey - "I Will See You In Far Off Places" (MP3 Link Expired)  From Ringleader Of The TormentorsMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2006

Heaven Knows He’s Still Miserable Now

CMJ tracked down the tracklist for the upcoming Morrissey CD Ringleader Of The Tormentors.01. I Will See You In Far-Off Places 02. Dear God Please Help Me 03. You Have Killed Me 04. The Youngest Was The Most Loved 05. In The Future When All's Well 06. The Father Who Must Be Killed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 6, 2006

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Morrissey's new album has a title (see above) and release date (around 3/21). There's a just-updated studio diary on producer Tony Visconti's site. Photos too. "Irish Blood English Heart" popped up on the iPod the other day. Sounds especially fantastic when you haven't listened to it in a year. Favorite Morrissey rumor ... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 3, 2005