Monday, July 07, 2008

The Smiths - Hand in Glove (Barrowlands, Glasgow, 1985)

While I'm in a musically nostalgic mood, check this out. I'm in that audience somewhere. Can you see me?


Anonymous said...

I saw them in Dundee the night before or after Rob - very disappointed. The long, earnest Smiths songs of this era (Barbarism, Some Girls..., Joke, M is M, HSisN) are really not the reasons I remember them. They seemed bored and fractious.


Rob said...

The Barrowland gig was terrific. They were on great form, but maybe that's hard to sustain night after night.

My favourite Smiths albums, in order (although I like all of them, other than Rank, the obligatory, boring live album. If 'Meat is Murder' had just been the first three tracks and Nowhere Fast, it would have one of the best EPs ever made):

The Smiths
Hatful of Hollow
The Queen is Dead
The World Won't Listen
Strangeways Here we Come
Meat is Murder

Rob said...

Oh, I should add "Well, I Wonder" to the 'Meat is Murder' list in my previous comment.