May 2, 2011

The Smiths - not one of the "sunshine and light" bands.

Continuing our Groups In Session series, here are The Smiths, recorded at the BBC for John Peel on August 9, 1984, featuring the 80's anthem "How Soon Is Now?" kicking off the set.

The Smiths – John Peel Sessions – August 9, 1984
1. How Soon Is Now
2. Nowhere Fast
3. Rusholme Ruffians
4. William, It Was Really Nothing

One of the more lyrically and musically interesting bands to come out of the 80's, The Smiths went through a number of changes during a short period of time before lead singer Morrissey struck out on his own and established a long-running (still going strong) solo career.

Here they are just about at their peak and in exquisite form.

Get ready for Monday.

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