The Smiths Project

 I stumbled onto Janice Whaley's Smiths Project a short time ago (via Slicing Up Eyeballs, which is a cool 80s sorta alternative music blog). She's basically trying to cover every Smiths song by the end of this year, and it looks like she's on track to hit that goal. You can go to the blog and listen, and you also can download tracks here. As of this writing, there are 32 tracks for your downloading pleasure. I also grabbed her widget thingy (man, that sounds dirty) from which you can listen here, as well. That is, if you're lazy and don't want to navigate away from here. Anyway, I think her endeavor is very cool and anyone who is a fan of The Smiths should give it a listen. And really, who doesn't like The Smiths?

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1 comment:

Robert Swipe said...

What a brilliant idea!

I L.U.V. the Smiths. Back in the 90s ENO and I were working on a really pared down cover version of "Please, Please, Please Let M Get What I Want" - just me on treated Sax and Eno doing his patented ambient drones - this one, if I remember correctly was conjured up by him recording himself using a cheese-grater on a facsimile of a wooly mammoth, then slowing the tape down considerably and playing the results backwards through an empty smarties tube. It was fantastic!

Anyway, we played it to Morrissey, but he hated it so it never came out.

The bog girl's blouse...

Thanks for the heads up