Friday, June 17, 2011

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead: 25 Years of the masterpiece of mancunianos

It seems incredible but a quarter of a century, just today marks the anniversary, we separated the publication of the mancunianos masterpiece, The Queen is Dead. 25 years is a long time and if at the time and received compliments from critics and audiences, something very difficult to achieve, we now consider as the top composer of The Smiths.

Here we arrived by New Media, the label founded by Mario Pacheco us to Spain brought the first New Order. It was a vinyl folder open in a beautiful green color photo on the cover of an inert Alain Delon in the film L'Insoumis. Curiously, there is a German edition with 12 "of the same color as the cover highly sought after by collectors.

Video | YouTube The Queen is Dead was the third studio album, The Smiths and went right at the top of the popularity of the Manchester group, who a year earlier had made a successful European tour that brought them to Madrid, where they played in a performance free to more than 100,000 people in the Paseo de Camoes that was broadcast by the second channel of TVE.

But the album marked the beginning of the end of the band completed Mike Joyce Andy Rourke and a swollen ego Morrissey Johnny Marr and a restless and eager to reach out to other music and musicians, which would then Bryan Ferry and Billy Bragg, was a bomb that would explode soon after. Video | YouTube However, The Smiths, with Craig Gannon as a second guitarist, offered a world tour to present this album than they have been several bootlegs and most brilliant as her show in Los Angeles on August 26, 1986 or the Kilburn on 23 October of that year, summed up in Rank.

The Queen is Dead reached number 2 in the UK charts and stayed there 22 weeks, and the United States managed a creditable number 70 on the Billboard 200. Nothing about the sublime song of the album came in September 1985 preceded by the single 'The Boy With The Thorn in His Side', which Morrissey admitted it was his favorite song of the band.

The guitars of Johnny Marr sound heavenly in the recording, in this and other songs like 'Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others's or' Bigmouth Strikes Again ', all chosen as singles, and harden in the topic headline,' The Queen is Dead 'was a direct shot of Morrissey against the monarch. Amazingly, the most beautiful theme never recorded by The Smiths did not have the honor of being single.

'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' only released as 7 "in France, 'Half a Person' on the B side, and a cover showing a boy sink his teeth into a pole. Warner, who became the rights of the catalog of the quartet, in possession of Rough Trade, would amend the error in 1992, to publish it as a single published second volume of Best ...

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