On this day in 1987, The Smiths released their final album, ‘Strangeways, Here We Come,’ featuring the singles “Girlfriend in a Coma,” “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish,” “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” and “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
As far as I can tell, this list is pretty much incredible.
There’s an album or two that I haven’t heard, and I’m not sure if I’m forgetting any that they might be, but other than that, yeah, spot on.
That reminds me, after I’m done with my Happy Mondays jam tonight, I need to move on to the Durutti Column. I haven’t given that album a good jam in like a year or so.
Behold, Morrissey, from late 1988! The photograph above, taken by Kevin Cummins, originally appeared here in the April 1989 issue of Spin magazine. In fact, the photograph shows Moz at The Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England, on December 22, 1988. Here is the setlist for that show, which Andrew Clarke of Spin profiles and reviews in his piece.