Test run of a child with Any Assumption: an interview with Primrose
The Moscow cosmo-pop group Primrose presented a video for the song "Falling" at the beginning of this summer. The actress Lyubov Aksenova took part in the filming of the video.…

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Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded in London on November 20, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Deep Purple does not inspire us, but Placebo - yes! Interview with Jack Action
“Rising of a supernova” - this is the translation of the name of the new album of Jack Action, which has become not only new, but also prophetic. Since May…

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10 classic albums that The Smiths wouldn’t have been without Meat Is Murder

If The Smiths debut album “The Smiths” only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band “Meat Is Murder” really created a subculture.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the album, we recall ten albums that simply could not have been without this legendary creation of The Smiths.

The Stone Roses – “The Stone Roses”
Madchester would probably have happened without the “Meat Is Murder” (after all, it’s largely due to ecstasy), but it would have been much more boring. John Squire thanks Johnny Marr for guitar freaks and vibble wobbles on “How Soon Is Now?” on the American release of “Meat Is Murder” – inspiration for his own tunes.

Suede – “Dog Man Star”
If some group managed to continue the dark poetics of social vices, which was full of the second album of The Smiths, and that gave rise to the roots of the third, then it was Suede.

Gene – “Olympian”
The forgotten classic of Britpop, London’s debut album Gene was a tribute to the tragic pathos of Morrissey and the prickly pop motifs of Marr: songs such as “Olympian” and “London, Can You Wait?” close to the light melancholy of “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore.”

The La’s – “The La’s”
No one was able to turn the sharpness of Marr’s guitar into “I Want The One I Can’t Have” and turn it into a more solemn melody than Lee Mavers, whose La’s debut was a triumph of rustic glamor. He sounded, frankly, like a man flying over Mercy, the power of only guitar chords.

The Wedding Present – “Seamonsters”
The very phenomenon of C86 owes its existence to “Meat Is Murder” and the other early works of The Smiths, because it was full of groups that imitated Morrissey and Marr. But only the Wedding Present, keeping the “Meat Is Murder” moody, were able to take his indie side to the deviant grunge territory, which was reflected in their “Seamonsters”.

The Libertines – “Up The Bracket”
Clever texts about how we seek honor and love in the gray landscape of city streets? There is. The Libertines’ first album is a successful play on the themes of “Headmaster Ritual” and “Nowhere Fast”: sticky, with shades of rockabilly and covered with dirt from under the nails of Britain.

Oasis – “Definitely Maybe”
Although there is no direct inheritance in sound, Oasis would not exist if Noel had not become a fan of The Smiths in her teenage years. “When The Jam broke up, The Smiths appeared and I plunged into their music headlong.” Immediately: Blur, who gathered as a group after the concert of The Smiths.

The Killers – “Hot Fuss”
Another apostle of Stephen Patrick’s work is Brandon Flowers, the only teenager who spent time staring at the fountains, the Eiffel Tower and the huge glass pyramids of Las Vegas, but dreamed of living in Salford. Together with U2 and New Order, The Smiths made him an avid Anglophile, thereby provoking an 80 riveal.

Belle & Sebastian – “If You’re Feeling Sinister”
The art of writing beautiful, intricate indie pop songs full of melancholy, pain, loneliness and nostalgia for a time when you were not there – all this Stuart Murdoch absorbed from “Meat Is Murder” – “no one writes that anymore, maybe it will be me, “he sings, admitting to his duty to The Smiths.

Arcade Fire – “Funeral”
In the darkness of “Meat Is Murder” or the description of home life in “Barbarism Begins At Home” you can see the roots of Arcade Fire’s debut album with their slogans “Children, don’t grow up!” and “If my parents cry, then I will dig a tunnel from my window to yours.” Add to that the vortex of rockabilly in “Rusholme Ruffians” and get the terrifying Arcade Fire carnival.

If The Smiths debut album “The Smiths” only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band “Meat Is Murder” really created a subculture.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the album, we recall ten albums that simply could not have been without this legendary creation of The Smiths.

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We hope that during the performances the audience is on the same wavelength with us. Interview with OK Go Group
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