11:44 AM GMT 21/05/2013
In the new issue of MOJO (on sale in the UK on Tuesday), we celebrate the birth of one of Britain's greatest bands, The Smiths. To accompany our mammoth cover feature, we've put together a video playlist that charts the rise and rise of Morrissey, Marr, Rourke and Joyce. We begin in Manchester. It's 1983...
"Hello you little charmers! We're The Smiths, how do you do?" Jeane at a VERY early show, Hacienda, February 4 1983. But has Morrissey's voice fully formed? ________________________________________________________________________
Live at Brixton Ace (1983)
Four songs live at the Brixton Ace on June 29, 1983. Primal and hard as hell.
Live At The Derby Assembly Rooms (1983)
You've Got Everything Now live in Derby, December 6, 1983. Morrissey is delighted at the stage invasion, even though it stops him singing. ________________________________________________________________________
This Charming Man (1983)
Viewers initially recoiled with horror at all the flowers and demonstrable handsomeness, but after a minute, were smitten for life. ________________________________________________________________________
Back To the Old House (1984)
Rare live version of Back To the Old House! Filmed March 19, 1984 at Sheffield City Hall by Grant Showbiz.
What Difference Does It Make (1984)
It's shirts off and free form mouth music from Mozzer on this May 14, 1984 clip of What Difference Does It Make live on West Germany's Rockpalast TV pop show. Includes a glimpse into The Smiths' dressing room. ________________________________________________________________________
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (1984)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now on TOTP, June 14, 1984. Mozzer in prime 'willow bending in the breeze' form, and check Johnny's round mirrored shades. Brooches were in. ________________________________________________________________________
Morrissey Interview (1984)
Paul Gambaccini interviews Mozzer on TV-am, at 7.35 in the morning, some time in 1984. Game For A Laugh's Henry Kelly challenges Mozzer's anti-video sentiments. "I really don't think we've done that badly with Rough Trade so far," quoth Moz. ________________________________________________________________________
How Soon Is Now? (1985)
How Soon Is Now, TOTP, February 14, 1985. Morrissey's hearing aid falls out half way through, never to be seen again. And who's that dancing next to Mike Joyce at 1.26 - the living ghost of James Maker?
Posted by Ross_Bennett at 10:00 AM GMT 24/08/2012