Read time: 1 minute

Newstalgia Backstage Weekend - The Smiths - Live At Universal Amphitheater - 1986

Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with The Smiths recorded live at Universal Amphitheater on August 26, 1986.

<strong>The Smiths - okay, so the hearing aid was a prop.</strong>


To the 80's this weekend with a live set from The Smiths, during their U.S. tour in 1986. This concert, from the Universal Amphitheater, was recorded on August 26, 1986 during what has been considered the band's peak. Even though they were together for a short period of time, they managed to leave a lasting impression as one of the most influential bands of the 80's and this concert, lasting a little over an hour, is practically a Greatest Hits album, even though they weren't a successful band commercially - they did have a huge cult and critical following.

In case you were in an 80's frame of mind today.

Play loud. I always say that, and it's always true.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team