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Typesbad
(Not quite Orange County CA)
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 - 18:33
 

 csutto wrote:

Are you kidding me?
 
I undesrtand what he means.  This was the first Smiths song I heard.  Loved it, went out and bought an album or two and....meh.  The other songs weren't necessarily bad, but they weren't anything special.  None of them had the unique sound of this one.  Nor has any other Smiths song I've heard.  Lots of pathos and passion I guess, but that wasn't what I was looking for.

csutto
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 - 17:09
 

 Stingray wrote:
So the Smith' had one good song indeed...?

 
Are you kidding me?
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 28, 2014 - 10:18
 

 alvarorb wrote:
Make it stop!
I'm about to throw up.
I'm OK if I did not hear this again for the rest of my life. 

 
Hit PSD. 1-click relief from pain. As recommended by your musical doctor. Efficaceous.

Rick_V
(New Orleans)
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 - 15:15
 

One of the very best songs of the 1980s.

sheeelaaa
(where great wine begins)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 14:57
 

Every Single Time, I HaveTo Stop What I'm Doing And Sit Back And Listen To This Song.  Love it.{#Sunny}
Stingray
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 14:54
 

will it never stop?

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 14:52
 

 rdo wrote:
My ears just had an orgasm.
 
Wow. I hope everything came out alright. 

alvarorb
(Sacramento, CA)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 14:52
 

Make it stop!
I'm about to throw up.
I'm OK if I did not hear this again for the rest of my life. 

rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 14:49
 

My ears just had an orgasm.
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 - 14:03
 

{#Heartkiss} ..... nice - must be played VERY loud
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 20, 2014 - 13:57
 

 SmackDaddy wrote:
Star Trek pffft, Yvonne was BATGIRL!!!!!!!!!!!
 
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/6/13/1307994372080/Yvonne-Craig-as-Batgirl-i-007.jpg
You know, Batgirl is human and she needs to be loved, just like everybody else does.

afrixluvguy
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 - 02:17
 

Bo Diddley > The Smiths 
Nice!
SmackDaddy
(San Diego)
Posted: Dec 30, 2013 - 22:12
 

 kcar wrote:


Had to look up Yvonne Craig. Yeah, I remember that Star Trek episode she was in. There was something about the original Star Trek that made it so much more dramatic than Star Trek: The Next Generation. It may have been overacting by Shatner and Co., or reliance on established cultural symbols, motifs and gender roles but STNG seemed so politically correct and passionless. 

As I probably have mentioned elsewhere on RP, one of my favorite professors in college was the father of Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander Riker ("Number 1") on STNG. James Frakes looked a lot like his son and was a complete ham...but also a brilliant English professor. RIP, sir.  

 

Star Trek pffft, Yvonne was BATGIRL!!!!!!!!!!!

cameronbrooks
Posted: Dec 30, 2013 - 08:39
 

I feel like I hear this song every other day on RP. It's not that bad, but enough already!

Stingray
Posted: Dec 30, 2013 - 08:37
 

So the Smith' had one good song indeed...?

csutto
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 - 20:13
 

This song defined the 80's. Hands down, the 80's anthem.  Nothing compares. 
Poacher
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 - 10:03
 

 grant wrote:
this song is really good when played very loud.
 
Indeed. I was about 10m from of Johnny Marr when he played this at a small gig in brighton. I can tell you he destroyed my ears!

amprich
(Oregon)
Posted: Dec 07, 2013 - 08:13
 

Ummm Ummm...

grant
Posted: Dec 02, 2013 - 22:54
 

this song is really good when played very loud.

bb_matt
(Hampshire, England)
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 - 03:48
 

Without Johnny Marr, it's just miserable student poetry.
Luckily, it has Marr, which makes it rather good. 

Kaw
(Apeldoorn (The Netherlands))
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 - 05:47
 

When I listen to RP this song always seems to pop up in the playlist. Only 5 plays in the last month but it feels more like a daily basis.

bhallmark
(I really can see Russia (well, the embassy anyway) from my house!)
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 - 19:00
 

 goldberry wrote:
Every time I hear the first 10 seconds of this song, I always wonder, "Is it gonna be How soon is now or Hippie Chick by SOHO?" It is almost always this one.

 
It's true, "No Hip Hip Hip" for you.  Or me.  Ever.

hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 01, 2013 - 11:21
 

 File:Churchlady02.jpg
“Now, who could it be? Who am I reminded of?  Could it be ... Satan?

treatment_bound wrote:




What is this Love Spit Love you speak of? 

He'll always be Richard Butler of The Furs to me... 

 



ScottN
(Condo in Gaza shelled again. Still, I thank TFSM I saw the divot where the landmine was placed.)
Posted: Nov 01, 2013 - 11:16
 

 ScottN wrote:
Hypnotic hook and exotic guitar for sure, and good lyrics, but song is too long, imo.

  *bump*



goldberry
(Tonopah Snow)
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 17:59
 

Every time I hear the first 10 seconds of this song, I always wonder, "Is it gonna be How soon is now or Hippie Chick by SOHO?" It is almost always this one.

goldberry
(Tonopah Snow)
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 17:59
 

Every time I hear the first 10 seconds of this song, I always wonder, "Is it gonna be How soon is now or Hippie Chick by SOHO?" It is almost always this one.

goldberry
(Tonopah Snow)
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 17:58
 

 Amen to that.

jbunniii wrote:
I like the Smiths a lot, but I have to confess that this song always seems tedious to me.

 



GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Oct 23, 2013 - 00:41
 

I haven't listened for a while, but as soon as I come back, you play this. Concentrated awesomeness in three and a half minutes of reverb-drenched sex. I am human and I need to be loved. Just waiting for Morrissey's Autobiography to arrive.

tupicetti
(At the verge of the desert, literally...!)
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 - 19:07
 

 Proclivities wrote:
 Sasha2001 wrote:

I think a Mr. Phil Collins and his masterpiece, "Sussudio" have already laid claim to that to title.

{#Lol} 

eliz

Besides, Phil's heart-felt and sincere "Another Day In Paradise" is the best tune of the decade.

 
You didn't think twice when you said that, did you? ;)

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 - 13:25
 

 Proclivities wrote:

The version for "Charmed" was recorded by Love Spit Love, which featured Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs on vocals.

 



What is this Love Spit Love you speak of? 

He'll always be Richard Butler of The Furs to me... 

sonicsurfer
(Vancouver BC Canada)
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 - 10:34
 

Love this!
 

dtown40
Posted: Oct 05, 2013 - 08:32
 

I would rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard, accompanied by the voice of Gilbert Gottfried singing the National Anthem.  Much more pleasant then this song. YUK!

EdEastridge
(Derby City)
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 - 09:44
 

From 'roasting on the Spit of Love' to "How Soon is Now"?

I see what you did there, Bill. Nice 'charmed' allusion to a couple ofsoundtracks.

 {#Lol}

oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 - 00:52
 

DIDDLEY DO  {#Bananasplit}

bushrat
(Chainsaw Ridge)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 - 12:59
 

Always reminds me of a Canadian beer ad we had here in 1994

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHCrOUi50SU

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 - 12:58
 

 MirageRF wrote:

Did the Smiths do the "Charmed" theme?
I remember it as slightly brighter and faster.  Dunno? 

 
The version for "Charmed" was recorded by Love Spit Love, which featured Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs on vocals.

kcar
Posted: Aug 23, 2013 - 00:45
 

 secretsauce wrote:

Ah, yes ... for me it was Tina Louise and Yvonne Craig.

 

Had to look up Yvonne Craig. Yeah, I remember that Star Trek episode she was in. There was something about the original Star Trek that made it so much more dramatic than Star Trek: The Next Generation. It may have been overacting by Shatner and Co., or reliance on established cultural symbols, motifs and gender roles but STNG seemed so politically correct and passionless. 

As I probably have mentioned elsewhere on RP, one of my favorite professors in college was the father of Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander Riker ("Number 1") on STNG. James Frakes looked a lot like his son and was a complete ham...but also a brilliant English professor. RIP, sir.  

DearDM
(Boston)
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 - 08:09
 

 jmkate wrote:
Wonderful song, although I still catch myself wondering if we will be faked out, and it will instead become "Hippy Chick...."


I always say to myself "Please let it be The Smiths!"

jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 - 08:06
 

Wonderful song, although I still catch myself wondering if we will be faked out, and it will instead become "Hippy Chick...."

mojoman
(Rocky Mountains, Colorado)
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 - 08:06
 

Oh, brother. Stop whining!

max_p
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 - 08:06
 

back in '68 had a small Kalamazoo amp with a tremelo that could sound very similar to this...
kalamazoo.jpg

secretsauce
(City of Angels)
Posted: Aug 03, 2013 - 18:51
 

 kcar wrote:

Is that Elizabeth Montgomery? Rrrrowrr. She and Tina Louise helped me figure out well before pubescence that I was definitely hetero. 

 
Ah, yes ... for me it was Tina Louise and Yvonne Craig.

secretsauce
(City of Angels)
Posted: Aug 03, 2013 - 18:45
 

Fantastic juxtaposing this rolling guitar riff after Bo Diddley "You Can't Judge  a Book"!   Bill is the master!

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 22, 2013 - 16:34
 


marvelous...  love it...
 

misterbearbaby
(Marina del Rey, California)
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 - 13:53
 

 bill-1956 wrote:
Hard to believe this song is almost 30 years old. It was so awesome when I first heard it (on my college radio station - which barely could broadcast much beyond campus at that time).

What a great song.

And man, am I getting old!

 

 
Don't grow up- IT'S A TRAP!

jbunniii
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 - 13:40
 

I like the Smiths a lot, but I have to confess that this song always seems tedious to me.

bill-1956
(The Greater Moncure Metro Area, NC)
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 - 13:39
 

Hard to believe this song is almost 30 years old. It was so awesome when I first heard it (on my college radio station - which barely could broadcast much beyond campus at that time).

What a great song.

And man . . . . . . am I getting old!

 

The_Enemy
(...is within)
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 - 08:14
 

 Poacher wrote:
Anyway. . . I recently saw Johnny Marr play this song live in Brighton. . . and it was a truly moving experience. Partly because it sounded so good. . . and partly because we were standing right in front of the stage in the speaker 'sweet spot' and my ears were nearly destroyed. It took three days to hear properly again. 
 
I saw him recently as he passed through Toronto.  Great show.  I was maybe 15 feet from the stage.

Everything he played was well received but the crowd went nuts whenever he played Smiths' songs.

gamerunknown
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 - 08:11
 

 MirageRF wrote:

Did the Smiths do the "Charmed" theme?
I remember it as slightly brighter and faster.  Dunno? 

 
It was a cover by Love Spit Love according to wiki.

LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Jun 13, 2013 - 17:26
 





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