Friday, May 27, 2011

The Smiths

[ Listening to: Asleep by The Smiths ]

          Summer songs, rainy day moods or the joyful occasion moments can all be accompanied by The Smiths.

          When I was a child, I would listen to the music my eldest brother would blare out of the music box, or more commonly known as the stereo, and I would sit there and listen, but there were two bands he would always simply play and not blare, one being The Smiths. I guess, it's always nice to hear something simply being played and rather enjoyed. Bands would've normally played something about things that were about living the good life and would talk about things that weren't.... realistic? The smiths, on the other hand, always gave me and my brother(s), a feeling of being able to relax and live in the present rather than dream a ludicrous lifestyle that was never going to happen.

         For years, I would listen to The Smiths thinking that depression, joyful moments and even a reasonable level of self expression/being a rebel was perfectly fine as long as things were manageable and you were wanting that feeling. A feeling they embedded in me was to always be realistic whenever asking or giving anything to society or being there for other people; hell, they even gave me enough courage to sing outloud/in a whisper whenever I felt like it. Their songs gave people company for years, they gave a second chance to people who felt like there was nothing to do.

        The Smiths were another band that have produced more heavy hitters rather than mass producing many songs just to see if any would stick. I even like the cover's by many people doing their songs, simply because their versions are almost as good, if not better.

Studio albums
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

Favorite songs and most memorable songs:
  • Asleep
  • Frankly, Mr Shankly
  • Back to the Old House
  • Big Mouth Strikes Again
  • Hang the DJ
  • Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
  • Shoplifters of the World Unite
  • The Queen Is Dead
  • This Charming Man
  • William, It Was Really Nothing

On the side note, one of my favorite (most recent) covers of my favorite Smiths' song "Asleep" is a cover done by Emily Browning for the movie "Sucker Punch." [2] ) [1] ) [2]


  1. The summery songs are what make it for me. :) Joyful all the way. xD

  2. I love the smiths! Great blog...