By Tony Fletcher
The definitive publication concerning the Smiths, probably the most liked, revered, and storied indie rock bands in song history.
They have been, their fanatics think, the simplest band on the planet. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were serious and well known favorites all through their mid-1980s heyday and past. To today, as a result of their unforgettable songs and lyrics, they're one in all the best British rock teams of all time--up there with the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Clash.
Tony Fletcher paints a vibrant portrait of the interesting personalities in the workforce: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner character and complicated lyrics made him an icon for teens who felt forlorn and forgotten; his songwriting companion Marr, the gregarious guitarist who grew to become a rock god for a iteration of indie youngsters; and the gifted, handsome rhythm part duo of bassist Rourke and drummer Joyce. regardless of the band's tragic breakup on the top in their luck, A gentle That by no means is going Out is a party: the saga of 4 working-class teenagers from a northern English urban who come jointly regardless of contrasting personalities, discover a musical bond, motivate a fanatical following, and depart a legacy that modified the tune world--and the lives in their enthusiasts.
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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths by Tony Fletcher