A Conversation for The Smiths - the Band

Wordsmiths and non-romantics

Post 1


That's more than I ever knew about Morrisey and co. Thanks.

This is one of those bands I may never tire of listening to. I always keep a compilation tape in my car (I think I have done for about 7 years now - it is great music for driving to sales meetings to, or going to work with, or leaving work with after a tough day). It is poetry.

You mentioned "New Romantics". Wasn't there a band "The Romantics" popular about 17 years ago? I only remember this as I lived in Montreal at the time. The local rock station's DJ I liked best has (or used) a very French Quebec accent - and the emphasis he put on English words was different. "The Romantics" were as I remember "duh Roman Ticks". Brings up images of ancient conquering hoards of technologically dominant blood sucking creepy crawlies - which was more entertaining than the music (Perhaps that should be Ancient Roman Ticks?).

Wordsmiths and non-romantics

Post 2


Thank you for the kind words! Like you, I've never tired of my old Smiths records. They were indeed a very special band.
I'd never hear of The Romantics before - I don't think they ever made much impact in Britain. But after reading your post, I decided to look them up, and I imagine that this is the band you meant:[URL removed by moderator]
If so, it seems that they've re-formed, so fans can enjoy them and DJs can mis-pronounce their name once again! (And just LOOK at those vintage Eighties haircuts in the photo... smiley - bigeyes)

Wordsmiths and non-romantics

Post 3


Interesting web site - I could skew the figures for "artist qualities". What is "Dense/Thick" the music or the musicians - and how do you define it?

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