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The Smiths
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Past Group Members Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Mike Joyce
Andy Rourke
Craig Gannon
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock
indie pop
Origin Manchester, England
Year(s) Active 1982–1987
Record Label Rough Trade
Sire
Official Websites officialsmiths.co.uk
Associated Acts The Pretenders
Jetlag
The Adult Net
Moondog One
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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were "the one truly vital voice of the '80s", "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll.

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Filmography

86 Credits »
2008 They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop -
2006 Manchester Passion -
2015 Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups -
2015 Acció política -
2014 Pride -
2014 Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) -
2013 Believe -
2013 My Mad Fat Diary -
2013 Welcome to the Basement -
2013 Honeyballers -
2013 (My) Immortal: The Web Series -

Songs

447 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT 1986
2 How Soon Is Now? 2007
3 THIS CHARMING MAN 1984
4 BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN 1986
5 HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW
6 THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE 1986
7 HAND IN GLOVE 1984
8 PANIC 1988
9 WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING 2007
10 GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA 1987
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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