The Smiths in concert at Barrowlands, Glasgow – September 25, 1985 – (extended excerpt) – Radio Clyde broadcast –
The Smiths in concert to start off the week. Not complete, but a 25 minute extended excerpt of the band during one of the high points and during the very successful Meat Is Murder tour. Recorded on September 25, 1985 and broadcast by Radio Clyde in Scotland.
I was lucky enough to run across this review of the concert, while searching for the correct date. It from the Passions Just Like Mine blog and give an excellent and very informative rundown of the concert. Here, like this concert broadcast, is an extended excerpt if that review:
“This gig went down extremely well, and like most visits to Glasgow, it was very hectic. There was a good deal of pushing and shoving in the mad crowd, particularly at the front. Many fans were injured and had to miss the end of the show. The Smiths were on magnificent form, picking up the energy of the crowd. As the concert happened there was a progression of people being pulled from the crush at the front of the stage, and as the show reached the final stretch, an increasing number of people clambered up to hug Morrissey.
This concert was recorded for broadcast on Glasgow’s Radio Clyde. The songs “Stretch Out And Wait” and “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” were left out. The show or at least parts of it was also filmed by television programme The Tube to provide footage for a Smiths feature that was being prepared. The feature, an interview of Margi Clarke by Morrissey, was broadcast one month later. It was spiced up with soundcheck and live footage.”
Here’s the show. Enjoy, and fingers crossed for the rest of the week.
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