Monday, November 24, 2008

Some more Smiths related stuff...

Isn't YouTube fab? This is a clip of Sandie Smith singing The Smiths song 'Jeane.'



The Smiths and Sandie Shaw on a programme called 'Charlie's Bus' (don't remember it, but I would have been around eight at the time. Probably watching Saturday Morning Superstore or something).



Also this link is
Sandie Shaw & The Smiths doing Hand In Glove on Top Of the Pops in 1984. [embedding disabled by request, you'll just have to go to the link]

Pretty cool, the Smiths working with Sandie Shaw. No-one could top that, could they? Until this...

And of course, Bryan Ferry's 1987 single, The Right Stuff which a) featured Johnny Marr on guitar and b) was based on The Smiths' 'Money Changes Everything.'

13 comments:

eyevocal said...

I can make the MP3 of "Work is a Four Letter Word" available if you want.

Ed said...

Thank you that would be great!

Anonymous said...

there are further smiths covers by placebo, reel big fish, kirsty maccoll and supergrass out there if you want to track them down, reel big fishes cover of we hate it when out friends become successful is the most interesting as they've changed it over to their own style rather than the straight cover that everyone else seems to do, whether its any good is a matter of opinion
A.J

Ed said...

I have got the Placebo and Kirsty macColl ones; still think my favourite Smiths cover is Schneider TM's take on 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.'

entrailicus said...

By the way, if you ever want to get round that 'embedding' problem, you can go to www.keepvid.com and download it direct from youtube, then upload it to one of the filesharing sites and make it available in this way.

I did this for my 200th post spectacular...

http://fadesinslowly.blogspot.com/2008/11/ten-glorious-moments-from-60s.html

Anonymous said...

i've tried to e-mail you reel big fish's ska punk cover of a morrissey tune, hope it reached you
A.J

Simon said...

Charlie's Bus was a segment of a TV-am kids series called S.P.L.A.T. which featured a pop type on the titular bus every week. Wasn't their last awkward foray into junior telly either - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xdE0kdfkSGg

Ed said...

Hi A.J. - for some reason cannot access my hotmail accounts at the moment, nor can I use hotmail at school which really annoys me. I will let you know as soon as I can get there...

Simon - will check out that link, thank you!

robert said...

Hi Ed:

I'm assuming that you have the three Sandie Shaw/Smiths collaborations? If you don't, I can send mp3s of them to you; I also have "Work Is a Four-Letter Word", if you still need that.

eyevocal said...

As promised, not only "Work" but "I Keep Mine Hidden," both from my copy of the German "Stop Me" CD single. If you have the CD of Strangeways, Here We Come, you can fill in the blanks.

http://www.mediafire.com/?ezndmjkcb9e

Cheers (or misery, it's your call).

Ed said...

Robert - I now have work; to be posted here soon, were there three smiths/shaw collaborations? I have the 7" single so have hand in glove and jeane...if there's a thrid then I would love to have that very much. Thanks in advance.

Eyevocal - thank you very much, that's brilliant! Ed

robert said...

Yes, there was also "I Don't Owe You Anything", which was on one of the "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" CD singles, along with the two others you mentioned. I'll send it to you.

Ed said...

Thank you Robert!