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Will's Band of the Week


A weekly podcast featuring indie and alternative rock bands, hosted by aging rockers and founding members Will, Barrett and Chris from Madison, Wisconsin along with bureau chiefs Anurag from Ontario, Canada; Craig from Ipswich, U.K.; Nicholas from Melbourne, Australia; David from New York City; and Jeremiah from Santa Fe, New Mexico; plus contributors Grant and Wilson from Madison, Wisconsin. Contact us by email willsband@yahoo.com, Twitter @willsband, or Facebook.

Dec 3, 2012

Will and Barrett count down their five favorite songs by the Smiths.


Nick Taylor
six and a half years ago

Brilliant podcast. I'm impressed that you managed to pick your top five Smiths songs (I've never got my list down to less than twenty!). No arguments from me about the choices though. Spot on. I would have had "There is a light..." at No. 1 too although "Please, please, please..." is a favourite too. Will, I think you're right about "Hatful of Hollow"; there's a lot of good stuff on it.

Ryan Malone
six and a half years ago

Enjoyed your podcast on the smiths. In passing you guys mentioned that mimicking the smiths is a difficult task for most bands. Here is a recent release you guys may want to take a look at. The band is called "Merchandise" and the album is titled "Children of Desire" released in October,2012. The Morrissey influence here is undeniable, however, i believe that this particular band pulls it off. This singer takes that trademark Morrissey sound and adds a lower register not present in The Smiths music. As good as the Smiths? No. Is it going to be as influential? Of course not... but i have to say, i enjoy hearing young bands build upon the roads travelled by my childhood heroes. I would be interested to hear the "Will's Band" take on this.
Ryan Malone
Vancouver, Canada