The Smiths Indeed

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The Smiths Indeed, live in 2006

The Smiths Indeed are a tribute band dedicated to The Smiths. The band are from Liverpool in the North West of England.

History[edit]

The Smiths Indeed were formed in Liverpool in 2005. They played their first show in Glasgow in Bar Bia on 10 December 2005. They quickly gained a reputation for excellent live shows.[1] They have played multiple extensive UK tours, as well as some European and North American dates, selling out numerous venues. The band strive to recreate the experience of seeing a mid-1980s Smiths concert. In order to get the atmosphere just right, they pay particular attention to using authentic instruments and equipment.

The Smiths Indeed name is taken from the run-out grooves etching on the vinyl of the 1984 Smiths single, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now". A Smiths fanzine called Smiths Indeed also existed between 1986 and 1989.[2]

The musicians are from various well-known Liverpool-based bands such as The Christians, Pete Wylie and Maudlin Rich.

Setlist[edit]

The setlist consists of songs from The Smiths's extensive repertoire. They do not play any Morrissey solo songs. Sample setlist (Newcastle Academy, 7 December 2007):

Intro music: Dance Of The Knights (Prokofiev)
Sheila Take A Bow / Nowhere Fast / Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now / This Charming Man / Still Ill / Reel Around The Fountain / What Difference Does It Make / Hand In Glove / These Things Take Time / William, It Was Really Nothing / Cemetery Gates / What She Said / Barbarism Begins At Home / Stretch Out And Wait / Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before / Ask / Panic
The Queen Is Dead / Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want / Girlfriend In A Coma / Bigmouth Strikes Again
Shoplifters Of The World Unite / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Band members (current)[edit]

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