The Smiths - Meat Is Murder - Vinyl LPMeat Is Murder is the second studio album by the English rock band the Smiths. It was released on 11 February 1985 by Rough Trade Records and became the band's sole number one album in the UK charts during the band's lifetime, staying on the chart for thirteen weeks.
After the relative production disappointment of the band's 1984 debut album The Smiths, singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr produced the album themselves, assisted only by engineer Stephen Street, whom they had first met on the session for "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and requested the contact number of. Officially, the record's production is credited to "The Smiths", with Rourke and Joyce allowed say about their instruments' sound-levels in the mixing.
Meat Is Murder was more strident and political than its predecessor, including the pro-vegetarian title track (Morrissey forbade the rest of the group from being photographed eating meat), and the anti-corporal punishment "The Headmaster Ritual". Musically, the band had grown more adventurous, with Marr and Rourke channelling rockabilly and funk influences in "Rusholme Ruffians" and "Barbarism Begins at Home". (wikipedia)
Track Listing The Smiths - Meat Is Murder - Vinyl LP
A1 The Headmaster Ritual
A2 Rusholme Ruffians
A3 I Want The One I Can't Have
A4 What She Said
A5 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
B1 Nowhere Fast
B2 Well I Wonder
B3 Barbarism Begins At Home
B4 Meat Is Murder
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