Label: Megadisc - MD 7961,Rough Trade - MD 7961 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Benelux • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
It also reached No. It has sold consistently well ever since and has received unanimous critical acclaim, with NME listing it as the greatest album of Tickle Me - Grafitti − Dennis Chambers • Haakon Graf* • Gary Grainger • Ulf Wakenius - Good Groove time in Guitarist Johnny Marr wrote several songs that would later appear on The Queen Is Dead while the Smiths toured Britain in earlyworking out song arrangements with bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce during soundchecks.
The song's lyrics refer allegorically to the band's experience of the music industry that failed to appreciate it. Morrissey then completed the song by adding lyrics. Marr has stated that he "preferred the music to the lyrics". Travis has since described it as "a funny lyric" about "Morrissey's desire to be somewhere else", acknowledging that a line in the song about "bloody awful poetry" was a reference to a poem he had written for Morrissey.
According to Marr: "When we first played it, I thought it was the best song I'd ever heard". Marr had not believed that the guitar part was interesting enough to be developed into a song, but Morrissey Oye Mi Quinto - La Sonora Ponceña - Algo De Locura when he heard Marr play it. The words the song's narrator has heard "said a hundred times maybe less, maybe more " come from Shakespeare's Richard III.
The album was produced by I Know Its Over - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead and Marr, working predominantly with engineer Stephen Streetwho had engineered the band's album Meat Is Murder. Street recalled: "Morrissey, Johnny and I had a really good working relationship — we were all roughly the same age and into the same kind of things, so everyone felt quite relaxed in I Know Its Over - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead studio". At the time the group was having difficulty with its record label Rough Trade.
However, according to Street "this didn't get in the way of recording because the atmosphere in the studio was very, very constructive.
The recording, made with engineer Stephen Street at a small studio in Manchester Connected - Remy Stroomer - DisConnected Sessions initially intended as a demo, was considered by the band to be good enough for release as a single. The bulk of the album was recorded in the winter of at Jacob Studios in Farnhamunder the working title " Margaret on the Guillotine".
Shankly" was an attempt to recreate the "vibe" of Sandie Shaw 's "Puppet on a String", although "it didn't quite work out that way", according to Marr. Linda McCartney was asked to play piano on the track, but declined,  and a first take featuring a trumpeter was scrapped.
The version originally intended for inclusion on The Queen Is Dead was ruined by a technical glitch on the tape, and so the song was re-recorded with John Porter at Wessex Studios in Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes - Gold. Its distinctive tom-tom loop was created by Mike Joyce and Stephen Street using a sampler.
A line of guitar feedback was played by Marr through a wah-wah pedal throughout the song. Later in it was released as a 7"-only single in France.
It received a belated release inwhen it became one of WEA 's singles in a programme to promote Smiths re-releases see the entry on Best II. In the song was voted no. Oscar Wildewho was also accused of plagiarism, figures as a patron saint of Morrissey's in the song's lyrics. A Wilde quote, "Talent borrows, genius steals", was etched in the vinyl run-out grooves of the first single off the album, "Bigmouth Strikes Again".
Morrissey liked to experiment with effects on his voice, so Street ran his voice through a harmoniser for the backing tracks. Street recalled, "At that time, apart from the harmoniser, he didn't go for much backing vocal or harmony work — he's done that more on recent albums — but he did like to experiment".
The backing vocals are attributed to "Ann Coates" on the record sleeve Ancoats is a district in Manchester, just north-east of the city centre. The Queen Is Dead finally emerged in Juneand was previewed by the release of "Bigmouth Strikes Again" as a single in May—the only single taken from the album.
Many encouraged the band to release "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" as a single, but Johnny Marr is I Know Its Over - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead to have wanted an explosive, searing single, along the lines of the Rolling Stones' " Jumpin' Jack Flash ", to announce that the Smiths had returned from hiatus. It did not fare as well as expected, stalling at number 26 on the British charts. The Queen Is Dead received critical acclaim, and is considered to be a defining album of the s, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time.
In a contemporaneous review of the album, Mark Coleman of Rolling Stone remarked on Morrissey's sense of humour and singled out the singer's performance on "Cemetry Gates" as a highlight, concluding that "like it or not, this guy's I Know Its Over - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead to be around for a while. Sellack ", which "makes it easier to go along on his moonier escapades". Pitchfork listed The Queen Is Dead as the sixth-best album of the s.
It's easy to see why the album is held in such high esteem by Smiths fanatics and why, a decade later, it became a key influence for 1999 - Various - Hits 2 - The Album things Britpop. Disc one features the master of the Uptown Conversation - Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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