Meatus is Murder
Early in the year 1985, The Smiths carries out its second album, Meat Is Murder . This album is more strident and policy that its predecessor, with the title éponyme of the album which preaches the vegetarianism (Morrissey prohibited to the other members of the group to be made photograph by eating meat) and two songs against the corporal punishments ( The Headmaster Ritual and Barbarism Begins At Home ). Musicalement, the group seems also more daring, with Marr adding of the accents rockabilly to Rusholme Ruffians and Rourke playing a basic solo funk on Barbarism Begins At Home . Was the album preceded by arisen into individual by the face B How soon is now? . Meat is Murder was the only album of the group to reach the first place in Charts in the United Kingdom.
In addition to this album was more political than its predecessor, Morrissey brought a political connotation to its interviews, bringing the controversy. Among his targets, one finds the administration Thatcher, monarchy, the Band Aid…
The individual following Shakespeare' S Sister (which one does not find on the album) was not a great success near the critic and of the public, and it was also the case for single the individual resulting one from the album That Joke Isn' T Funny Anymore . In September 1985, The Servant boy With The Thorn In His Side , however, announces a better future with the group.
Photograph of cover of the albumThe photograph illustrating the album is drawn from documentary from Emile de Antonio In the Year off the Pig (1968). the original inscription on the helmet of the soldier was: “" Make War Not Love." (" Made the war, not the amour."). ”
All the songs Co-are signed Morrissey/Marr.
- The Headmaster Ritual (4: 52)
- Rusholme Ruffians (4: 20)
- I Want the One I Can' T Cuts (3: 14)
- What She Said (2: 42)
- That Joke Isn' T Funny Anymore (4: 59)
- How Soon Is Now? (6: 46) (only in certain editions)
- Nowhere Fast (2: 37)
- Well I Wonder (4: 00)
- Barbarism Begins At Home (6: 57)
- Meatus Is Murder (6: 06)
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