Tuesday, March 29, 2005


So, that Smiths conference we mentioned back in January has now been and gone: BBC Manchester spoke to symposium organiser Sean Campbell:

"They provoke strong emotions, and are undoubtedly seen as unique, along with people like The Beatles and The Sex Pistols.

"It was obvious when they got up on stage that not just anybody could get up and 'do it', as there was definitely something exceptional and unique about the band that defied analysis and was notoriously difficult to pin down.

"This, amongst other things, is something that we hope to come to grips with at the conference."

For a band which "defied analysis", there's an awful lot of defiance out there:

...but a little more won't go amiss, probably. We're not quite sure how you can unique alongside someone, though.

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