Friday, June 28, 2019

Not The Smiths Playlist

Johnny Marr at The Stone Pony in 2014

While We Process Things

Morrissey's always been kind of a professional troll. Moz has a right to his beliefs, and he's got a right to support whatever far-right parties in the UK align most closely with his personal beliefs. For many fans, though, recent statements like "Everyone ultimately prefers their own race" have made it difficult to reconcile their love of The Smiths with Morrissey's current ickiness.

With that in mind, I've created this "Not The Smiths" playlist to hold us all over while we process things. It contains songs that sound like The Smiths, that give off an overall Smiths vibe, or just feature Johnny Marr. It was fun compiling this as the activity had me looking back over the blog for albums and songs that I enjoyed over the years and kind of forgot about. I've made it collaborative, so feel free to add to it.

I absolutely love The Smiths. A friend said to me yesterday, "The music is still ours;" and -- for the record -- that's where I tend to come down.


Here you go. Happy Friday.

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