The Smiths are one of Manchester’s seminal acts and although ‘Meat is Murder’ is not considered their definitive work (that accolade most likely would go to ‘The Queen is Dead’), their second album still deserves attention as it was the album that encapsulated the kernel of their future sound both lyrically and musically. Morrissey was beginning to write more politically and socially conscious lyrics and guitarist Johnny Marr and bass player Andy Rourke were getting the rockabilly bug. The US edition also included the song ‘How Soon is Now’ which showed the band crossing over into dance music. Classic Album Sundays pays tribute by celebrating the 30th anniversary of this classic LP. Read more about the album here.


Sunday, 17th May, 5 to 8 pm

Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE

Transport: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland / Haggerston Overground

Tickets: £10 in advance available here and if seating is still available £12 on the door.

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Reference MC Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power ConditionerKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York

Sunday, May 3, 4 pm – 7 pm

Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tickets: $8 + service charge online here / $10 on the door

Presenters: Ron Like Hell (Wrecked)

Audio Menu installed by Stuarts AudioRega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers


Sunday, May 10th, 6 to 9 pm

Cafe Mono, Pløens Gate 4 0181 Oslo

Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here. Students free.

Presenters: Kent Horne with prize-winning author and journalist Frode Grytten.

Visual interpretetions by João Doria

Audio Menu from Duet Audio: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide