Meat Is Murder

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Smiths' second album isn't a great leap forward, but it does contain some fine guitar-pop, including "The Headmaster Ritual," "Rusholme Ruffians," and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore." The American version included the pulsating "How Soon is Now?," which doesn't fit the mood of the rest of the album.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Smiths' second album isn't a great leap forward, but it does contain some fine guitar-pop, including "The Headmaster Ritual," "Rusholme Ruffians," and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore." The American version included the pulsating "How Soon is Now?," which doesn't fit the mood of the rest of the album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 825646885633
  • Catalog Number: 520965
  • Sales rank: 21,510

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Smiths Primary Artist
Johnny Marr Guitar, Harmonica, Piano
Morrissey Vocals
Andy Rourke Bass Guitar
Mike Joyce Drums
Technical Credits
The Smiths Producer
Johnny Marr Songwriter
Morrissey Lyricist
John Porter Producer
Stephen Street Engineer
Tim Young Mastering
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Crack On The Head Is What You Get For Asking

    The Smiths started to reach their peak with the 1985 release of "Meat Is Murder." It was obvious that Morrissey wanted a violent feel to the album's lyrics. With songs about ruffians, animal slaughter, police brutality, and so much more. This aggression only really translates in the heavy rock of "What She Said" with it's absolutely timeless line "I smoke 'cause I'm hoping for an early death and I need to cling to something." Johnny Marr's songwriting was growing by leaps and bounds at this stage with the country-tinged "Rusholme Ruffians" (borrowed liberally from His Latest Flame by Mr. Elvis Presley), the hard rock of the aforementioned "What She Said" and the mini-symphony of "How Soon Is Now?" (though this was not originally included on the album.) The title track is an excellent example of Morrissey's inability for subtlety. The sounds of slaughtered cows smother the track in a bid to convert the carnivores of the world. All be told, "Meat Is Murder" is an extrodinary piece of work - and only Smiths could follow a piece like this with not one, but two more of equal or greater quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    I think this CD is great! It has such a great 80's sound to all of the songs! As a vegetarian, I really feel a lot of emotion when I listened to the song "Meat Is Murder". I think anyone who loves The Smith's, loves 80's music, or has a love for animals will really love this CD!

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    Posted July 5, 2009

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    Posted October 12, 2009

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