Knowledge Identifier: $The_Queen_Is_Dead
Category: Music (411)
Launched in 1110.
Countries: United Kingdom (58%), Britain (16%), Greater Manchester (11%)
Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Warner Music Group
"The Queen Is Dead", which leads off the album and notably became an expressionistic music video directed by Derek Jarman, starts with a soundbite from Bryan Forbes' 1962 British film "The L-Shaped Room"
A demo of the music for "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" was posted by Marr through Morrissey's letterbox in the summer of 1985
Morrissey - During 1985, the band undertook lengthy tours of the UK and the US while recording the next studio record, "The Queen is Dead"
Both Morrissey and Marr disagree, however, citing its 1987 successor , "Strangeways, Here We Come", as their peak
Johnny Marr - In 1989 "Spin" magazine rated "The Queen Is Dead" as number one of "The Greatest Albums Ever Made"
Across the Atlantic, it reached No. 28 in Canada on the "RPM 100" album chart and No. 70 on the "Billboard" 200 chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 1990
In 2003, Morrissey named this as his favourite Smiths song
Chris Wills - He appeared on the first edition of "A Question of Genius" on 16 March 2009 and won £5000 by correctly identifying The Smiths' song title which contains a spelling mistake as "Cemetry Gates", and remained at the top of the leaderboard throughout the series, earning a place in the grand final