The Smiths Prepare the Release of a New Single. Wait–What?

Settle down. It’s not what you think.

The Smiths (via Warner UK) are planning to release a 7-inch single featuring two previously unreleased recordings. The A-side will be a demo mix of “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” b/w a previously unissued version of “Rubber Ring,” the original B-side of the “Thorn” single from 1985. Details on the release date are still TBA.

It will look like this. The photo is of Manchester–okay, Salford–actor Albert Finney.

smiths-boy-thorn-single

This begs the question: will we start seeing more stuff from the Smiths’ vaults?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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