It’s Smiths/Morrissey week here on the Analog Kid blog! Why, you ask?

Because I tried living in the real world instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began…

Today is Morrissey’s birthday, and I will be spending the evening with him at the Majestic Theater here in Dallas. Let’s celebrate the birth of Moz with the classic debut 12″ single from The Smiths– “This Charming Man” has been and always will be my favorite Smiths song.

This Charming Man [U.K. 12_]

The Smiths: This Charming Man [U.K. 12″]

Rough Trade, 1983

1. “This Charming Man (Manchester)” (Morrissey/Marr)

This Charming Man [Manchester]

2. “This Charming Man (London)” (Morrissey/Marr)

This Charming Man [London]

3. “Accept Yourself” (Morrissey/Marr)

Accept Yourself

4. “Wonderful Woman” (Morrissey/Marr)

Wonderful Woman

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

Strangeways, Here We Come

The Smiths: “Unhappy Birthday” (Morrissey/Marr)

From the album Strangeways, Here We Come

Rough Trade, 1987

Unhappy Birthday

This Charming Man [U.K. 12_]

The Smiths: “Jeane” (Morrissey/Marr)

B-side of the U.K. 7″ single This Charming Man

Rough Trade, 1983

Jeane

Hand In Glove [U.K. 12_]

Sandie Shaw: “Jeane” (Morrissey/Marr)

From the U.K. 12″ Hand In Glove

Rough Trade, 1984

Jeane

Hatful Of Hollow

The Smiths: “This Charming Man” (Morrissey/Marr)

Recorded for BBC Radio 1 By John Peel, 9/21/1983

From the album Hatful Of Hollow

Rough Trade, 1984

This Charming Man

This Charming Man [New York Mixes] [U.K. 12_]

The Smiths: “This Charming Man [New York Vocal]” (Morrissey/Marr)

Remixed by Francois Kevorkian

From the U.K. 12″ This Charming Man

Rough Trade, 1983

This Charming Man [New York Vocal]

Shoplifters Of The World Unite [U.K. 12_]

The Smiths: “Shoplifters Of The World Unite” (Morrissey/Marr)

From the 12″ single Shoplifters Of The World Unite

Rough Trade, 1987

Shoplifters Of The World Unite

 

 

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