Far Out: "A track-by-track guide to The Smiths' 'The Queen is Dead' from Morrissey and Marr" (June 16, 2021)

smiths-queen-is-dead.png


On 16th June 1986, The Smiths would release their near faultless third album, The Queen Is Dead, which, for Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, would confirm themselves as being the most important voices of a generation. Now, 35 years later, the album still pulses with the same power and the stories behind the songs all the more important.

The album is widely considered to be The Smiths finest work out of the four records that they made during their time together and encapsulates everything that was great about them. Morrissey’s dark lyricism was juxtaposed alongside Johnny Marr’s sunny guitars, allowing the duality of modern living to come to the fore. The record would become the perfect soundtrack to the 1980s.


A collation of comments track-by-track .
Happy 35th The Queen Is Dead.
Regards,
FWD.

(External image used).
 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
Thanks. That's the one.
Still a great tune tho & extremely clever lyrics.

One of my favourite songs of all time, I remember being pretty shocked that the didn't open with it at the G Mex in 86, they held it back until the closing song prior to the encore.
 

The Wild Turkey

Wild T!
Turkerator
Not really. It relates to a story whereby some chap breached palace security & sat chatting to Her Maj before he was hauled off. He's mocking Buck House security.

Yeah, Wild T knew that.
Moz just used it as inspiration and then he
put that stuff in about playin' the piano and
made it about the whole thing bein' a canard.
Ya gotta learn to think for yourself fella.
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Yeah, Wild T knew that.
Moz just used it as inspiration and then he
put that stuff in about playin' the piano and
made it about the whole thing bein' a canard.
Ya gotta learn to think for yourself fella.
Like I said, very clever lyrics. Moz is using typical northern humour over those particular lines.
 

Ketamine Sun

<><><><><><><><><><>
Nice to see that Mike can still remember how to play the QID


Yeah, it’s surprising, right.

btw, If anyone’s wearing the clown shoes around here buddy, it’s you.

Just look down at your feet.


Lol.
 
V

Vegan Cro Spirit .888

Guest
:mask:
FH Mike tapping with the drumsticks
doesnt match the sound tape loop:(
very dramatic entrance :drama:
video pans from back to his
newly inked hairdoh:
:hammer:
 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
Yeah, it’s surprising, right.

btw, If anyone’s wearing the clown shoes around here buddy, it’s you.

Just look down at your feet.


Lol.

Don’t think so you silly women. Your post where you mention Marr and the cymbals was beyond pathetic. You don’t even realise why it’s made you look such a tit. Wake Vegan up and ask him why.
 

Ketamine Sun

<><><><><><><><><><>
Don’t think so you silly women. Your post where you mention Marr and the cymbals was beyond pathetic. You don’t even realise why it’s made you look such a tit. Wake Vegan up and ask him why.


It was a joke, you idiot clown.

wake up your husband Verso and
ask him what a joke is, oh never mind, he doesn’t know either.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

The Courage to Get on People's Tits
It was a joke, you idiot clown.

wake up your husband Verso and
ask him what a joke is, oh never mind, he doesn’t know either.

Aw, you gave in and explained the joke 😉
 
V

Vegan Cro Spirit .888

Guest
If Morrissey made up with Mike Joyce tomorrow and spoke at length about what a phenomenal drummer he is, you'd hear these same people whistling a completely different tune. They're beyond help.
:rolleyes:
FH Mike would collapse after a few seconds from
exhaustion if he tried to bang on the drum
:hammer:
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

The Courage to Get on People's Tits
Yeah, that inbred family of idiots wouldn’t know what a joke was even if it came up
and bit them on the funny bone!

that’s if they had one.



:cool:

The biggest joke is that this is one of the greatest albums of all time and people unironically discuss the drums first and foremost.
 

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

The Courage to Get on People's Tits
Oh so you got something against Mike Joyce dont ya?

;)

Never met him but I hear he makes a mad loaf of bread.

(This is not a metaphor.)

Wasn't he in The Smiths?
 

Trending Threads

Top Bottom