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The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? (Official Music Video)
“I am the son and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar…”
Morrissey has a bad night out on this epic Smiths song, which saw Johnny Marr take inspiration from 50s rocker Bo Diddley for the hypnotic tremelo guitar riff that powers the track.
Despite all this, record label Rough Trade would only initially release this awesome recording as a b-side.