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Sunday 15 March 2020

Hatful of Hollow

My last charity shop purchase of 2019. Hatful of Hollow by The Smiths. Purchased from my local charity shop in mint condition vinyl for a pound. I saw it on sale in Fopp the next day for 14 quid which made me feel rather smug.

A compilation from 1984 on Rough Trade it features these two singles and their B-sides and a number of songs from various Radio 1 sessions.
In 2000 Q named it as as number 44 on the list of the top 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. I was not aware that compilation albums were considered for such lists.

From the days when Morrissey was  annoying but in a different way than he is now and actually relevant.
No doubt he has some cointroversial views on Coronavirus which hopefully he won't share with us.

The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing

The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now


  1. Morrissey is probably the safest person in the world when it comes to coronavirus since nobody wants to go anywhere near him these days.

  2. Heaven just out there classic.

    Re yr Corona Virus reference - I was thinking, yep everything's going along kind of OK and along comes the virus and takes the joy out of things, just like with The Smiths - everything about them is pretty wonderful and then Morrissey's poisonous political drift comes along and takes a lot of the unalloyed joy out of their music. Johnny Marr must be cursing.