LISTEN: Here Are Some Rare Smiths/Morrissey Demos to Send 2015 Off Right

An infamous fan site has unearthed some musical gold.

In two days it’s going to be 2016. While most will be looking towards the future with resolutions and hope for the new year to come, music lovers and Smiths fanatics will turn their gaze to the past and start preparing for the thirtieth anniversary of the legendary English band’s classic album The Queen Is Dead.

To help with the aged celebration for the album (which features some of The Smiths’ greatest songs), Morrissey-solo forum contributor Uncleskinny uploaded some incredibly rare Smiths and Morrissey demos—including a very early rendition of Queen‘s “Never Had No One Ever”—to his personal SoundCloud account.

Check out the stark take on “Never Had No One Ever” as well as previously unheard versions of “Southpaw,” “The Boy Racer,” and “He Knows” among others below. Hear all of Uncleskinny’s Smiths/Morrissey uploads here.

“Never Had No One Ever”

“Bengali in Platforms”

“Southpaw”

“The Boy Racer”

“He Knows”

(via Consequence of Sound)

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