The Smiths, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke - Inside The Smiths FLAC album
Trailer for a documentary about legendary Manchester band The Smiths from the perspective of bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce
The Smiths is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band the Smiths, released on 20 February 1984 by Rough Trade Records. After the original production by Troy Tate was felt to be inadequate, John Porter re-recorded the album in London, Manchester and Stockport during breaks in the band's UK tour during September 1983. The album was well received by critics and listeners, and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks
Michael "Mike" Joyce (born 1 June 1963, Fallowfield, Manchester) is an English musician. He is best known as the drummer for The Smiths. Mike Joyce was recruited in late 1982, after original drummer Simon Wolstencroft left the band. Joyce served as the drummer for the band throughout its existence, from 1982 to 1987. Immediately after the break-up of the band, Joyce and Smiths bassist Andy Rourke played with Sinéad O'Connor
Yes, this month is the big 30th anniversary for the 1987 breakup of the Smiths – possibly the most fraught, emotional and oft-lamented breakups in musical history. The Smiths generation keeps trying to piece back together its broken home, even as they find themselves closer now to their own retirement home than the 1980s. If only the lead guitarist Johnny Marr and lead singer Morrissey hadn’t fallen out of handsome love with one another. If only they’d had a manager that they – . Morrissey – could work with.
Released February 20, 1984. The Smiths Tracklist. 1. Reel Around the Fountain Lyrics. 2. You've Got Everything Now Lyrics. Producers John Porter & The Smiths. Writers Johnny Marr & Morrissey.
The rhythm section of Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, have made a vaguebook tease of something planned for Summer 2018. Curiously, the announcement states: Rourke, Joyce, Gannon. The latter name of the three referring to Craig Gannon, a former member of Aztec Camera who was enlisted to replace Andy Rourke on bass-but was later included as a second guitarist in the band’s touring lineup, such as featured below during the October 23rd 1986 gig at National Ballroom in Kilburn, London. Andy Rourke, however, remains on good terms with Johnny Marr, the two having been close since childhood.
Now, the Smiths members have announced Classically Smiths, a concert series which will see the three of them joined by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. There’ll be Smiths classics in the set, but I can’t wait to play the songs that have never been heard live before, Joyce told the Manchester Evening News. Songs in the setlist purportedly include Smiths classics such as Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want, Girlfriend In A Coma, There is a Light That Never Goes Out, and more. Update (01/22 1:57 . ET): A representative for Andy Rourke has denied his involvement in the Classically Smiths project, stating that at no time was it approved by Andy Rourke or his team. In a statement, the rep also wrote that any quotes from Rourke regarding the project are 100% fabricated and without approval.
That’s the premise, at least. This film presents Joyce and Rourke as refreshingly personable, and unafraid to express their pride at being in the band – no small feat given Morrissey’s dismissal of them as ‘spare lawnmower parts’
The Smiths fue una banda de rock alternativo formada en Mánchester, Reino Unido en 1982. Fue formada por Morrissey (vocalista) y Johnny Marr (guitarra), a quienes se unieron posteriormente Andy Rourke (bajo) y Mike Joyce (batería). Los críticos la han llamado la banda más importante de Rock alternativo que surgió de la escena británica de música independiente en los años 1980. La banda firmó con el sello discográfico independiente Rough Trade Records, con el cual lanzaron cuatro álbumes de estudio y varias recopilaciones, así como numerosos sencillos. Información de The Smiths.