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Encyclopedia > Bigmouth Strikes Again
"Bigmouth Strikes Again"
"Bigmouth Strikes Again" cover
Single by The Smiths
from the album The Queen Is Dead
Released 1986
Format 7", 12"
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:14
Label Rough Trade
Writer(s) Johnny Marr
Morrissey
Producer(s) Stephen Street
Chart positions
  • UK: #26 (1986)
The Smiths singles chronology
"The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"
(1985)
"Bigmouth Strikes Again"
(1986)
"Panic"
(1986)

"Bigmouth Strikes Again" is a song by The Smiths. It appears on their third album The Queen Is Dead and was the lead single from the album, reaching #26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1986. It was also the closing song on The Smiths' only live album, Rank. Image File history File links Bigmouth. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Queen Is Dead is an album by The Smiths. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rough Trade Records was formerly an independent record label based in London, England. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Johnny Marr in 2002 Johnny Marr (right) with ex-Smiths cohort Morrissey Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer, and is best known as the man behind the music of The Smiths. ... Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is a songwriter from Stretford, Greater Manchester, England. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Stephen Street is a music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s and Blur in the 1990s. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Boy with the Thorn in His Side is a song by The Smiths. ... Panic is a song by The Smiths. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The Queen Is Dead is an album by The Smiths. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A live album is a musical recording containing recorded concert performances. ... Rank is a live album by English band The Smiths. ...


The song contains a humorous reference to Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne dArc,[1] (c. ...


Since the breakup of The Smiths, Morrissey has performed this song live, recently replacing the word "Walkman" with "iPod". It appears in this form on his live album, Live at Earls Court (2005). Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is a songwriter from Stretford, Greater Manchester, England. ... Sony Walkman Official Logo (2000 - current) Various products of the Walkman line The Walkman is a popular Sony brand used by the company to market its portable audio players, and is synonymously used to refer to the original Walkman portable personal stereo player and as a generic term for similar... A white fifth generation iPod with a sleeve and earphones. ... How Soon Is Now? / First Of The Gang To Die / November Spawned A Monster / Dont Make Fun Of Daddys Voice / Bigmouth Strikes Again / I Like You / Redondo Beach / Let Me Kiss You / Subway Train/Munich Air Disaster 1958 / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out / The More... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The song is covered by Placebo, who substitute the word "Walkman" for "Megadrive". It appears as a B-side to "Nancy Boy", as well as on Disc 2 of the Sleeping with Ghosts special edition and on the various artists compilation "The Smiths Is Dead". "Bigmouth Strikes Again" has also been covered by Treepeople and The Entertainment System. Placebo are an alternative rock band consisting of Brian Molko (vocals, guitar), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Hewitt (drums). ... Sony Walkman Official Logo (2000 - current) Various products of the Walkman line The Walkman is a popular Sony brand used by the company to market its portable audio players, and is synonymously used to refer to the original Walkman portable personal stereo player and as a generic term for similar... Sega MegaDrive 2 European version with joypad, game cart + box Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Sleeping with Ghosts is the fourth album released by European band Placebo in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... TreePeople is a Los Angeles nonprofit that encourages the planting of trees. ...


The original Smiths version was chosen by J.K. Rowling as one of her Desert Island Discs. Joanne Rowling OBE (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing; her former students used to joke with her name calling her the Rolling Stone), is a British fiction writer. ... Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. ...


Chumbawamba released a song called "Big Mouth Strikes Again" on their 1992 album Shhh, dealing with censorship and inspired by Lenny Bruce. The track was originally recorded for the album Jesus H Christ!, which was never released due to copyright issues. // S Single H Human H Help H Here In sitewars, Shhh was a code to say there was someone here to help with support but no technical assistance. ... Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ...


Tracklisting

7": Rough Trade / RT192 (UK)

  1. "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
  2. "Money Changes Everything"

12": Rough Trade / RTT192 (UK)

  1. "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
  2. "Money Changes Everything"
  3. "Unloveable"
The Smiths
Morrissey - Johnny Marr - Andy Rourke - Mike Joyce
Craig Gannon - Dale Hibbert
Discography
Albums: The Smiths | Meat Is Murder | The Queen Is Dead | Strangeways, Here We Come | Rank (live)
Singles: Hand in Glove | This Charming Man | What Difference Does It Make? | Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now | William, It Was Really Nothing | How Soon Is Now? | Shakespeare's Sister | That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore | The Boy with the Thorn in His Side | Bigmouth Strikes Again | Panic | Ask | Shoplifters of the World Unite | Sheila Take a Bow | Girlfriend in a Coma | I Started Something I Couldn't Finish | Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me | There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Band-assembled compilations: Hatful of Hollow | The World Won't Listen | Louder Than Bombs
Other compilations: Stop Me |Best...I | ...Best II | Singles | The Very Best of The Smiths
Related
Rough Trade Records

 
 

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