Smiths Anniversary art Exhibit opens
Has it really been 30 years? To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of The Smiths' founding the Holden gallery in the quartet's home town of Manchester, U.K. is putting on an exhibit entitled The Gospel According To... (Part 1). It's an oddball tribute to the band that features a tap dance routine to "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Know" (about as excruciating as you'd imagine), a singing bear interpreting "This Charming Man" and more prosaic tributes like footage of the band and concert snapshots by noted photographer Stephen Wright. There's also paintings by Turner-prize winner Jeremy Deller who uses one of Morrissey's most famous lyrics as inspiration "I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does" from "How Soon is Now?"
Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, who gave the show his seal of approval of course had to deflect the inevitable reunion questions. "Morrissey is pretty vehement that it won't happen," he said. Hmmm, that ought to stop the speculation then. The show is on until May 5th.
|The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?|