The Plumbing Info Playlist #14
I know, I know I took a week off. Believe me it’s not for lack of playlists to share. I’ve got hundreds crammed in my ample melon. I think it’s time for
another band related favorites playlist and one of my favorites is The Smiths. I believe Morrissey is one of the greatest lyricists of our time and should be mentioned in the same sentence as Dylan, Lennon and Roger Waters. I remember the first time I heard The Smiths, it was The Queen is Dead and it was a strange and exciting moment not unlike the first time I heard Floyd or The Cure. The song was unlike any I had ever heard before but I know I had to listen to it a hundred more times and of course like any faithful Moz Head I had to buy everything ever recorded by The Smiths and Morrissey. Before I have Smiths/Morrissey fan across the country asking me how this song or that didn’t make the list, my greatest hits playlist has 40 tunes and I have my vase filled with Gladioli’s whilst writing. My goal has always been to introduce people to music they might not otherwise listen to but it would be blasphemy to only have 12 or 13 songs with such a rich catalog. This playlist will be 18 songs in length, just enough to wet your whistle and if you love you’ll be happy to know there is so much more.
Don’t Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before – The Smiths Playlist #14
1.) The Queen is Dead – “The” Smiths song that started it all for me. Odd but interesting music with witty and scathing lyrics.
2.) This Charming Man – Oh sexually ambiguous Morrissey. You rascal.
3.) Girlfriend in a Coma – If you’re gonna listen to The Smiths get used to some effed up lyrics.
4.) Cemetry Gates – I spelled it right. Darned British with their fancy spelling.
5.) Is It Really So Strange?
7.) Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
8.) I Know It’s Over
9.) How Soon is Now? – This is the Smiths song that everyone knows but you may not know it’s the Smiths. It’s been in about 100 movies and it is as close to a real radio pop tune you’ll get.
10.) William, It Was Really Nothing
11.) Bigmouth Strikes Again
12.) The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
13.) Death At One’s Elbow
14.) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
15.) Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before
16.) Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – This is a classic, beautiful simple lyrics about having kind of a shitty life and asking God to turn it around if just this once.
17.) You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby
18.) Barbarism Begins At Home
I sincerely hope you enjoy this one. I have several bands/artists that just talk to me and The Smiths are one of them. Some of these you may have to listen to a couple times to pick up on the wit and sarcasm but it is so worth the effort. I promise no two-week break between playlists. Enjoy your week.