The Smiths: Hand In Glove

On 13 May 1983, The Smiths released Hand In Glove on 7″ vinyl – the band’s first record. Only 6000 copies were pressed initially, and they sold out pretty quickly as The Smiths grew in popularity. The purpose of this post is to provide details of the first pressing, known as the Manchester version – because a Manchester contact address was printed on the back of the cover. Later versions published a London contact address, or no contact details at all.
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Instrument by Pat Graham – review

Photographer Pat Graham spent more than ten years documenting the intimate relationships between musicians and their instruments. The most fascinating of these have been brought together in this beautiful book. Accompanying the images are personal stories and reflections from, and about, artists such as Johnny Marr, Modest Mouse, Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Jerry Dammers, Nick Zinner, Kurt Cobain, Ben Bridwell and many more.
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Johnny Marr Signature Fender Jaguar

Fender has just released details of an exciting new model – the Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar. Johnny Marr spent four years working on this new guitar which includes a wide range of modifications to improve on the tone, playability and versatility of the standard Jaguar as well as the stability of the notoriously idiosyncratic bridge.

Johnny Marr explains all, with love and enthusiasm for his instrument of choice:

Find out more about the Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar at Fender’s website.

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