Fair enough, if you say so. Like I said, I'm not overly familiar with their output. But if you were DJing and you had a bunch of tunes by James Brown, Sly Stone, Al Green, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield... maybe a bit of Culture, a bit of Sly n Robbie, a nice bit of jazz and some Ray Charles or something, that would get me up and dancing. Where would the Smiths fit into that? When you say "intensely danceable", are you talking about shifting your weight from one foot to the other while shaking your head?Adam Blake wrote:Rob Hall wrote:Yeah, but could you dance to them?
Definitely. Johnny Marr specialised in highly syncopated "pushes" and Joyce and Rourke were surely the most sproingiest rhythm section in Britain at that time. "What Difference Does It Make", "Girl Afraid", "Barbarism Begins At Home" - all intensely danceable, to name but three. "What She Said" is surely the most energetic British POP record of the '80s.
And Des - I couldn't agree with you more. My love of The Smiths defies all logic and reason and is all the fiercer for it. But, oh, how dull Morrissey became without Marr!