I’m not sure what happiness means
But I look in your eyes
And I know
That it isn’t there.

Morrissey

The Smiths’ underrated classic "Jean".

Has the world changed or have I changed? - Pop Music Heroes: The Smiths

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I must admit I am a product of The Smiths’ ideas to a large extent. They were the only and most fascinating group in pop music to me and represented the fuel of imagination for my poor, miserable self during my teenage years. They were a model for how talented, creative and imaginative artists should stand against general mediocrity and the packs of insufferable posers nourished by the vicious and criminal media.

Want get to know their work? No problem. Just hit the below link for a small treat. Yes, go ahead; I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The Smiths - Singles Box

Mixtape No. 1

Here’s a short playlist of underrated pop classics - only good shit as far as I’m concerned.

Click on the respective album cover to listen to the songs.

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1 - Waterboys, “The Whole of the Moon

2 - Love, “You Are Something

3 - Gun Club, “Carry Home

4 - World Party, “Ship of Fools

5 - The Velvet Underground, “After Hours

6 - The Soft Boys, “Underwater Moonlight

7 - The Sound, “Total Recall

8 - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, “Observatory Crest

9 - The Smiths, “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" [Single Edited Version]

10 - Patti Smith, “Frederick

Nothing New Under the Sun: The Art of Rip-Off

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"Art is either plagiarism or revolution." Paul Gauguin

I toil with the subject of inspiration and plagiarism day in and day out. It’s too hard not to cross the thin line between “borrowing” or “stealing” an idea when composing an artistic piece. In fact, me and many other artists have walked this crossroad many a times. 

With that in mind, I’ve decided to post a list of songs that “borrow” from other sources for your listening pleasure.

Now remember this kids: A real genius steals blind!

1. I’m So Green by Can (INSPIRATION) 

2. Fools Gold by The Stone Roses (BORROWER)

3. Metal Guru" by T-Rex (INSPIRATION)

4. Panic by The Smiths (BORROWER)

5. Run Run Run by The Velvet Underground (INSPIRATION)

6. Probation Blues by The Strange Boys (BORROWER)

7. War Or Hands Of Time by The Masters Apprentices (INSPIRATION)

8. Last Post on the Bugle by The Libertines (BORROWER)

9. Hitch Hike  by Marvin Gaye (INSPIRATION)

10. There She Goes Againby The Velvet Underground (BORROWER)

11. Hot, I Need To Be Loved Loved Loved‬ by James Brown (INSPIRATION)

12. Fame by David Bowie (BORROWER)

13. Three Girl Rhumba by Wire (INSPIRATION)

14. Connection by Elastica (BORROWER)

15. Glory by Television (INSPIRATION)

16. Disturbance At The Heron House by R.E.M. (BORROWER)

(Source: whywrite)

Smiths Indeed: Rare demo unleashed!

A rare demo of The Smiths’ classic ‘Paint a Vulgar Picture' has recently surfaced and I decided to share it here with anyone thirsty for good music. To make it even more appealing to those desirous souls out there, I’ve also added a hatful of unreleased versions of their songs to the mix. 

It’s a fact widely known to anyone who loves Morrissey and Marr’s work that finding never-released or demo versions of their songs is an unequivocally hard task. The songwriting duo worked doggedly and relentlessly, and pretty much released all of their material before dissolving their partnership at the end of the eighties. Recently though, more than a handful of demos with their songs have sprung up on the net astounding fans worldwide to a stupor of excitement. And although very much a cliche, that old saying is proved right yet again: it’s better late than never.

So, hit the link if you’re a Smiths’ fan for the file containing ‘Paint a Vulgar Picture' and a few other goodies.

all write is a blog by alex ferreira. it is in fact a continuation of his why write? blog.