The Smiths were an English alternative rock band, formed in Manchester in Based on the song writing partnership of vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, the band also included 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 s. The group was signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles. Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted.
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Hardcore fans of The Smiths continue to discover rare gems that were unknown to science a few years ago, and demand remains high. Mark Thompson and Billy Albert report. This feature brings together two gurus, melding minds to compose a new list: Mark Thompson, who compiled the original must-haves in , and Billy Albert, who updated it in The Smiths are up there with the most collectable artists of the 80s, and their rarities perform respectably against those who have came before them.
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The track is perhaps one of the most well-known Smiths songs, and accordingly the highest-charting single in the band’s history. By , The Smiths had gained recognition, mainly on the UK indie circuit. The band was let down by the relative failure of Hand In Glove. With an urge to match up to rivals, guitarist Johnny Marr believed The Smiths needed an up-beat song, “in a major key”, in order to gain a chart positioning that would live up to expectations.
Based on the positive reception of the Peel session, Rough Trade head Geoff Travis suggested releasing This Charming Man as a single, passing over the slated release Reel Around The Fountain , which gained notoriety for perceived references to pedophilia. The Smiths entered Matrix Studios in London on September to record a second studio version of the song for release as a single.
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Johnny claims to have written the music in only 20 minutes. It was professionally recorded for the first time on 14 September for the band’s second appearance on John Peel’s BBC programme first broadcast on 21 September , with producer Roger Pusey. The song was recorded by the band in late September at Matrix Studios in London with producer John Porter, with the intention of releasing it as a single. The Smiths and the label were not happy with it, and the song was re-recorded shortly after at Strawberry Studios in Stockport Manchester , again with producer John Porter.
The latter version was released as a single as “This Charming Man Manchester ” and the original recording was added to the 12″ single under the title “This Charming Man London “. A version was recorded in April at Powerhouse Studios in London with unknown ‘friend’ Amanda Malone singing and the Smiths as back-up band.
Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis acted as ‘producer’. This would have served as an a-side on a collaboration single with the Smiths, but never ended up being released. This song has been done in concert at least 98 times by the Smiths, possibly even up to times if we take into account that information is missing for many early concerts. It was introduced in the band’s set in mid-September and was played on a majority of the remaining dates that year which preceded their first proper tour 19 confirmed performances in , but possibly as many as It surely helped these numbers that the song was often done twice once mid-set and once as an encore in November and December of that year.
It was done a further 59 times, perhaps even 65 times, on the tours promoting the debut album and “Hatful Of Hollow”. Only two audiences that year did not get the song, but two other audiences got it twice in one of the latter cases, the song was first done as an instrumental because of trouble on stage, then repeated with vocals.
This Charming Man [Single Remix]
The singer explained of the song’s lyrics, “I really like the idea of the male voice being quite vulnerable, of it being taken and slightly manipulated, rather than there being always this heavy machismo thing that just bores everybody. Although only moderately successful on first release—the single peaked at number 25 on the British singles chart—”This Charming Man” has been widely praised in both the music and mainstream press.
The single was re-issued in , reaching number 8 on the UK singles chart making it The Smiths’ biggest UK hit by chart position.
When This Charming Man was first released, Rough Trade’s German division was still being set up, so this single with dual catalogue numbers was manufactured.
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It was released as the group’s second single in October on the independent record label Rough Trade. The song is defined by Marr’s jangle pop guitar riff and Morrissey’s characteristically morose lyrics, which revolve around the recurrent Smiths themes of sexual ambiguity and lust. Punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate Will nature make a man of me yet? When in this charming car This charming man Why pamper life’s complexity When the leather runs smooth On the passenger seat?
The Smiths and the label were not happy with it, and the song was re-recorded shortly after The latter version was released as a single as “This Charming Man.
This Charming Man (Single Version; 2008 Remaster)
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The Smiths ‘ This Charming Man maxi-single contains the original single version of the title song, the original U. Debating the merits of the track here would be a bit pointless, as it’s a classic song from one the last great, classic bands. It might as well be called This Charming Song, as Johnny Marr ‘s jangling, chiming guitar sounds as if it’s being recorded in the heavens, and Morrissey ‘s vocals are astonishingly deep.
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Released as the group’s second single in October on the independent record label Rough Trade , it is defined by Marr’s jangle pop guitar riff and Morrissey’s characteristically morose lyrics, which revolve around the recurrent Smiths themes of sexual ambiguity and lust. Feeling detached from the early s mainstream gay culture , Morrissey wrote “This Charming Man” to evoke an older, more coded and self-aware underground scene.
The singer said of the song’s lyrics: “I really like the idea of the male voice being quite vulnerable, of it being taken and slightly manipulated, rather than there being always this heavy machismo thing that just bores everybody. Although only moderately successful on first release—the single peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart , “This Charming Man” has been widely praised in both the music and mainstream press. By early , the Smiths had gained a large following on the UK live circuit and had signed a record deal with the indie label Rough Trade.
The deal, along with positive concert reviews in the weekly music press and an upcoming session on John Peel ‘s radio show on BBC Radio 1 , generated a large media buzz for the band. In a music scene dominated by corporate and video-driven acts, the Smiths’ camp and bookish image stood out, and many expected the band to be the breakthrough act of the UK post-punk movement. However, the Smiths’ May debut single ” Hand in Glove ” failed to live up to critical and commercial expectations, mostly due to its perceived low production values.
When Rough Trade label mates Aztec Camera began to receive day-time national radio-play with their track “Walk out to Winter”, Marr admitted to “feeling a little jealous, my competitive urges kicked in”. The guitarist believed the Smiths needed an up-beat song, “in a major key”, to gain a chart positioning that would live up to expectations.
Here, they recorded the more widely heard A-side. The lyrics of “This Charming Man” comprise a first person narrative in which the male protagonist punctures one of his bicycle’s wheels on a remote hillside.