We had the suggestion of ‘doing a Smiths night’, and through the discussion we got onto the things that influenced The Smiths and who The Smiths, in turn, influenced, and on the night we had piles of records to choose from. Thanks to everyone that brought something along.
Of course there were plenty of Smiths albums and singles, but also great music from the likes of The New York Dolls, The Stooges, Soho, Suede, Gene, The Primatives, The Shirells, Chic, Sandy Shaw, Bowie, Echobelly, The Velvet Underground, and many more.
Hatful of Hollow was the popular choice for an album that got a full airing.
This is not the first Smiths album to be played at Record Club. In the past we playedThe Queen is Dead at our Independent Record Shops event back in October 2012, and Morrissey’s Viva Hate was played as part of our Debut Albums event.
The Kirkgate Centre
On the night it came down to Meat is Murder or this. Hatful of Hollow won partly because there are simply more tracks on it!
Thanks to Lee for bringing it along and sharing.