LOUDER THAN BOMBS
LOUDER THAN BOMBS
 
Custom Search
LOUDER THAN BOMBS
 
 
 
 
 
Go Back

Smartphone









Free the Animation VR / AR
Play to reveal 3D images and 3D models!
Demonstration A-Frame / Multiplayer
Android app on Google Play
 
vlrPhone / vlrFilter
Project of very low consumption, radiation and bitrate softphones, with the support of the spatial audio, of the frequency shifts and of the ultrasonic communications / Multifunction Audio Filter with Remote Control!



 

Vectors and 3D Models

City Images, Travel Images, Safe Images

Howto - How To - Illustrated Answers

 

Louder Than Bombs
albums were re-released at mid price, including Louder Than Bombs. The cover art for Louder Than Bombs, designed by Morrissey, features British playwright

View Wikipedia Article

For the 2015 film, see Louder Than Bombs (film).

1987 compilation album by The SmithsLouder Than BombsCompilation album by The SmithsReleased30 March 1987Recorded1983–1987GenreAlternative rock, indie popLength72:44LabelSire – 9 25569-2 (US)
Rough Trade – ROUGH 255 (UK)ProducerVarious (see main text)The Smiths chronology The World Won't Listen
(1987) Louder Than Bombs
(1987) Strangeways, Here We Come
(1987) Professional ratingsReview scoresSourceRatingAllMusic[1]Chicago Tribune[2]NME10/10[3]Pitchfork9.4/10[4]The Rolling Stone Album Guide[5]Uncut[6]The Village VoiceB+[7]

Louder Than Bombs is a compilation album by English rock band The Smiths. It was released as a double album in March 1987 by their American record company, Sire Records. It peaked at number 62 on the US Billboard 200 album chart.[8] Popular demand prompted their British record company, Rough Trade, to issue the album domestically as well. Upon its release in the UK in May 1987, it reached number 38 on the British charts. In 2003, the album was ranked number 365 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and ranked 369 on a 2012 revised list.[9] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1990.

Contents
  • 1 Release
    • 1.1 Packaging
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
    • 3.1 Additional musicians
    • 3.2 Production
  • 4 Certifications
  • 5 References
Release

The album was released as the American counterpart to their recent British compilation The World Won't Listen and consisted of all singles and nearly all B-sides that had not at that point been available in the United States, either on single or album, with a few other tracks added. The title is borrowed from a line in Elizabeth Smart's extended prose poem By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.

The album was intended to be a substitute for both The World Won't Listen and their 1984 compilation Hatful of Hollow, as these had not been released in the United States. This is why the non-single track "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" from Hatful of Hollow was included. Single A-sides "This Charming Man" and "How Soon Is Now?" had already been released in the US as bonus cuts on the LPs The Smiths and Meat Is Murder, respectively.

As with The World Won't Listen, this compilation includes the scrapped single "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" (passed over in favour of "Shoplifters of the World Unite"), albeit in a different, shorter mix. Additionally, the Louder Than Bombs version of "Stretch Out and Wait" is the original b-side version of "Shakespeare's Sister", which features slightly different lyrics. Also of note is the fact that "Ask" appears on both Louder Than Bombs and The World Won't Listen in a slightly different and longer mix than its single version.

Because the album offered many B-sides (and the "Sheila Take a Bow" single) that had never been collected onto an album before, Louder Than Bombs became very popular on import with fans in the UK. To avoid high import prices being paid, The Smiths' domestic record company, Rough Trade, decided to release the compilation as well, provoking cries of outrage by fans who only three months previously had shelled out for the slimmer single album UK counterpart. The blow was somewhat softened by the fact that the double album retailed at single album price.

After WEA acquired The Smiths' back catalogue in 1992, all Smiths albums were re-released at mid price, including Louder Than Bombs.

Packaging

The cover art for Louder Than Bombs, designed by Morrissey, features British playwright Shelagh Delaney of Salford, Greater Manchester. The photograph was originally published in the Saturday Evening Post after Delaney, at the age of 19, made her literary debut with the play A Taste of Honey. The play inspired many early lyrics written by Morrissey, and the song "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" (included here) is based on the plight of the play's heroine, Jo, an unwed mother.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Morrissey/Marr, except "Golden Lights", written by Twinkle, and "Oscillate Wildly", written by Johnny Marr.

No.TitleLength1."Is It Really So Strange?" (B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"; John Peel session, 12/2/86)3:042."Sheila Take a Bow" (Single A-side)2:413."Shoplifters of the World Unite" (Single A-side)2:574."Sweet and Tender Hooligan" (B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"; John Peel session, 12/2/86)3:135."Half a Person" (B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite")3:366."London" (B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite")2:077."Panic" (Single A-side)2:208."Girl Afraid" (B-side of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now")2:489."Shakespeare's Sister" (Single A-side)2:0910."William, It Was Really Nothing" (Single A-side)2:1111."You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" (US mix of aborted single A-side)3:3412."Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" (Single A-side)3:3413."Ask" (Remix of single A-side)3:1814."Golden Lights" (B-side of "Ask")2:3915."Oscillate Wildly" (B-side of "How Soon is Now?")3:2716."These Things Take Time" (B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?")2:2317."Rubber Ring" (B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side")3:4818."Back to the Old House" (B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?")3:0519."Hand in Glove" (Single A-side mix)3:1320."Stretch Out and Wait" (B-side of "Shakespeare's Sister")2:3821."Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" (B-side of "William, It Was Really Nothing")1:5222."This Night Has Opened My Eyes" (From Hatful of Hollow; John Peel session, 9/14/83)3:4023."Unloveable" (B-side of "Bigmouth Strikes Again")3:5524."Asleep" (B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side")4:11 Personnel
  • Morrissey – vocals
  • Johnny Marr – guitars, piano, harmonica, slide guitar on "Panic"[10], mandolin on "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" and "Golden Lights",
  • Andy Rourke – bass guitar, cello on "Shakespeare's Sister" and "Oscillate Wildly"
  • Mike Joyce – drums, tambourine on "Hand in Glove"[11] and "Stretch Out and Wait"[12]
Additional musicians
  • Craig Gannon – rhythm guitar on "Half a Person", "London", "Panic", "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby", "Ask" and "Golden Lights", lead guitar on outro of "London"[13], mandolin on "Golden Lights"[14]
  • Kirsty MacColl – backing vocals on "Ask" and "Golden Lights"
  • John Porter – slide guitar on "Sheila Take a Bow", sound effects on "Ask"[15], drum machine and bass guitar on "Golden Lights"[16]
  • Stephen Street – additional drum machine programming on "London", sampling on "Rubber Ring"[17], sound effects on "Asleep"[18]
Production
  • Johnny Marr – producer (A3)
  • Johnny Marr, Morrissey and Stephen Street – producers (A5–6)
  • Morrissey and Marr – producers (A2, C5, D5–6)
  • John Porter – producer (A1, A4, B1–2, B4–6, C1-2, C4, C6, D3)
  • Roger Pusey – producer (D4)
  • The Smiths – producers (B3, C3, D1–2)
Certifications Region Certification Certified units/sales United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Gold 100,000^ United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References
  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Louder Than Bombs – The Smiths". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2011..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (7 July 1991). "The Smiths And Solo". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ Kelly, Danny (10 December 1988). "Paint a Vulgar Picture". NME.
  4. ^ Wolk, Douglas (18 November 2011). "The Smiths: The Smiths Complete". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "The Smiths". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 753–54. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ Dalton, Stephen (1998). "The Smiths: Louder Than Bombs". Uncut.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (23 February 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  8. ^ "The Smiths: Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  9. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time". Rolling Stone. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  10. ^ Goddard, S, 2013. Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982-87. 2nd ed. U.K.: Titan Books. P. 217.
  11. ^ Cavanagh, D, 1993. Irreproachable: The Smiths: the very best of British?. Q Magazine, 1 December 1993.
  12. ^ Goddard, S, 2013. Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982–87. 2nd ed. U.K.: Titan Books.
  13. ^ Goddard, S, 2009. Mozipedia: The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths. 1st ed. India: Ebury Press. P. 227.
  14. ^ Fletcher, T, 2012. A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths. 1st ed. U.K: Random House. P. 520.
  15. ^ Goddard, S, 2013. Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982–87. 2nd ed. U.K.: Titan Books. P. 222.
  16. ^ Goddard, S, 2009. Mozipedia: The Encyclopaedia of Morrissey and the Smiths. 1st ed. India: Ebury Press. P. 149.
  17. ^ Goddard, S, 2013. Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982–87. 2nd ed. U.K.: Titan Books. P. 169.
  18. ^ Goddard, S, 2013. Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982–87. 2nd ed. U.K.: Titan Books. P. 171.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Louder Than Bombs in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 27 March 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  • v
  • t
  • e
The Smiths
  • Morrissey
  • Johnny Marr
  • Andy Rourke
  • Mike Joyce
  • Craig Gannon
Studio albums
  • The Smiths
  • Meat Is Murder
  • The Queen Is Dead
  • Strangeways, Here We Come
Live albums
  • Rank
Compilations
  • Hatful of Hollow
  • The World Won't Listen
  • Louder Than Bombs
  • Stop Me
  • Best... I
  • ...Best II
  • Singles
  • The Very Best of The Smiths
  • The Sound of The Smiths
  • The Smiths Singles Box
  • Complete
Extended plays
  • The Peel Sessions
Singles
  • "Hand in Glove"
  • "This Charming Man"
  • "What Difference Does It Make?"
  • "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
  • "William, It Was Really Nothing"
  • "How Soon Is Now?"
  • "Shakespeare's Sister"
  • "Barbarism Begins at Home"
  • "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
  • "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"
  • "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
  • "Panic"
  • "Ask"
  • "Shoplifters of the World Unite"
  • "Sheila Take a Bow"
  • "Girlfriend in a Coma"
  • "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish"
  • "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"
  • "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"
  • "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
  • "Sweet and Tender Hooligan"
Other songs
  • "Still Ill"
  • "Suffer Little Children"
  • "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
  • "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"
Related articles
  • Discography
  • Songs
  • Live performances
  • The Smiths Is Dead


Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
 

 
 

WhmSoft Moblog
Copyright (C) 2006-2020 WhmSoft
All Rights Reserved