The Smiths Site

The aim of The Smiths site is to give diffusion and homage to the band of Manchester more prolific of the history: The Smiths.

The Smiths were in active from 1982 until the 1987. The group was directed by the pair of composers formed by Morrissey and Johnny Marr and published their albums and singles in United Kingdom under the independent stamp Rough Trade Records. Then, the group was particularly notorious for two things: the deep letters, unusual, ironic or controversial of Morrissey and the musician of Marr, that helped to guitar music went back to earn leadership role on the charts. The group published four studio albums and several compilations in less than five years, as well as several singles.

What you will find on this site is mainly the collection of the promotionals posters that Rough Trade, the stamp of the Smiths, deliver to the records shops through its distributor “The Cartel” to communicate the launch of a new single or LP. Occasionaly, they also include promotional posters inside of a Maxi-Single in order the fans could have it – Its measures are about 12” X 24”, these posters are very looked for and at the same time are very valuable.  As you will see the covers of his singles and LPs illustrated also on the posters are related with cinema, literature or music: between them highlight the apparition of James Dean, Alain Delon, Truman Capote, Terence Stamp, Shelag Delaney, Elvis Presley or the fortunately unlucky Viv Nicholson.

Each image of the poster is accompanied of the date of publication, the highest position achieved on UK chart, the details of the cover and a link to listen the song. Also you will find the lyrics translated to the respective language.

I hope you like it a lot!

Marc Capella

The Smiths Band

The queen is dead - US promotional Poster