Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday 80s Flashback for February 27, 2015

[The World Won't Listen] -- This week in 1987 (2/23/1987), The Smiths' record company, Rough Trade Records, released the compilation album The World Won't Listen. It is a collection of singles and their B-sides -- as well as a few unreleased gems -- spanning the years 1985 to 1987. The record's title could be a reference to Morrisey and the band's frustration that they weren't getting enough radio play or record sales. In true Smiths fashion, this record had to take a backseat when, just three months later, Rough Trade released the expanded and US-intended collection titled Louder Than Bombs. Still, this is a good compilation with such standouts as "Bigmouth Strikes Again," "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," and "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side."

Listen to the full album after the break.    

Flashback AlbumThe World Won't Listen by The Smiths

00:00 - Panic
02:15 - Ask
05:32 - London
07:40 - Bigmouth Strikes Again
12:40- Shakespeare's Sister
14:50 - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
18:51 - Shoplifters of the World Unite
21:50 - The Boy With The Thorn in His Side
25:14 - Money Changes Everything
31:30 - Asleep
35:38 - Unloveable
39:30 - Half a Person
43:06 - Stretch Out and Wait
45:52 - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
50:42 - Oscillate Wildly
54:11 - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
57:45 - Rubber Ring

The rule of three usually applies when doing Flashbacks. As I've made an offering of a full album, that's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the archives. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

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