THE SMITHS – How Soon Was Then…

I suspect greedy marketers in the UK strongly of inventing an ‘indie’ chart from the moment
THE SMITHS started their sonic escapades back in the eighties. A clever way of putting non-mainstream acts in the money making picture. Later that kind of chart was dropped as many alternative artists made their way to the mainstream and because nobody could agree on what ‘indie’ exactly meant. Anyway, the Manchester legends, topped that chart on 3 March 1985 with HOW SOON IS NOW.

Sleeve of the 7″ single…

One of their best symphonies ever. Here’s their performance on the legendary British Top Of The Pops show…

THE SMITHS: Discography

On compilation album ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ (1984)

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