Alright, so they only used one line in print, but I did receive a credit for my quote. Anyway, here's the full review, which will probably only be of interest to those familiar with 80's UK greats, The Smiths, and their Meat is Murder album:
Best Smiths album: Meat is Murder
Reasons why: The words, my god, the words! The lyrics to "Well I Wonder" may be the most lovesick work of Morrissey's time with the group. The words summed up the very natures of both myself and fellow Smiths fans that I knew those many years ago: Spotty virgins all pining over romantic figures far out of our league. "I half die" indeed!
Marr's guitar work is at its most ingenious throughout, especially his multi-layered fretboard dance on "The Headmaster Ritual." Has any other band ever sounded like that? One of the most unique tracks in their canon. Alternate tuning? Odd chord choices? Who cares? It's perfection.
Andy Rourke masterfully channels Bernard Edwards of Chic on "Barbarism Begins At Home."
Mike Joyce is solid throughout, especially when he and Marr convene to emulate a train clickety-clacking away to better places away from HERE on "Nowhere Fast." That moment still gives me chills.
"Meat Is Murder" encompasses the many musical facets of what made the Smiths the greatest band of the 80's (and in my opinion, beyond): Rockabilly rhythm on "Rusholme Ruffians;" funk on "Barbarism...;" beautiful melody and acoustic delicacy on "Well I Wonder;" electric explosions on "I Want The One I Can't Have" "What She Said" and "The Headmaster Ritual;" and the slow balladry of "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" and the title track.
And again: The Words, ladies and gentlemen. The Words.
"Goodnight and Thank You."
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