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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:18 pm
by Hidden by Rags
Hi everyone, I'm new! I'm 21, and I now feel quite angry about the fact that I only recently started listening to The Smiths, and that I'd never even heard of them during my teenage years, when I really needed them most. I've never really "got into" any kind of rock of popular music in my life - aside from the odd Queen or Madness song, it's something that never really appealed to me, so I find it quite strange that the only band I really like - The Smiths - I'm really passionate about. There's something about the combination of a lyricist who is actually witty and puts real thought and genuine emotion into his writing, combined with the most beautiful guitar music I have ever heard, that makes them irresistable. Plus, Morrissey writes about all the things which are familiar to me - shyness, inedaquacy, boredom with the everyday world - and which no one ever writes about. It's quite amazing to find a band which completely suit my tastes and my feelings about just about everything (vegetarianism aside!). I'm so glad I found them, and I'm so glad I found this place, because it's really hard to find people who like them. Surely they are the most underrated and misunderstood band of all time.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:58 pm
by elko
Welcome! I'm glad you found this place too! Hope you like the forum.

Strange that you only really connect with The Smiths, they are often seen as a gateway into what some critics would call 'serious' music. Do you like Morrissey solo?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:41 pm
by Hidden by Rags
Thanks for the welcome!

Yeah, I like Morrissey's solo work - not as much as the Smiths, but I love Hairdresser on Fire, First of the Gang to Die, The World is Full of Crashing Bores, Everyday is Like Sunday, I Have Forgiven Jesus and a few others.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:13 pm
by sonandheir
Hi Hidden by Rags, welcome to the forum. :)

As for M-Solo, try "Your Arsenal" and "Vauxhall and I". You'll love it. ;)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:59 pm
by Alex
Hello B)

So no pop or rock, what kind of music were you listening to?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:01 pm
by rubygirl
Hopefully you'll enjoy yourself here and we'll be seeing more and more posts from you, Hidden by Rags!:)


PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:16 pm
by atomium
Hi there, Welcome to Strangeways! (!!!!!!)

Anto -

PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 pm
by chicken
One thing i particularly like here is the multi-culturalism.
Yet another testament to those smiths guys...

Welcome aboard!