The Headmaster Ritual (track) by The Smiths

The Headmaster Ritual
The Headmaster Ritual by The Smiths (1985)
From the album Meat Is Murder (track #1)
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From PaperVinnie 10/22/2018 22:59
Stunning and beautiful. Indie done right.
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From Cosmo 04/13/2018 20:20
In my opinion, this is Marr's greatest guitar construction and the rhythm section on this track (the whole record, really) is outstanding. Then add Morrissey's evisceration of his cruel treatment at school, and you have one of the Smiths' greatest songs.
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From nachosbob 06/30/2015 01:52
Such a good song lyrically and musically, I get the feels with this one.
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From F1Aaron 05/11/2015 18:21
A top ten Smiths song for me, the rhythm of the song is the driving force to the sound. Interesting lyrics of Morrissey's school life
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From GandalfORiley345 06/23/2014 21:11
Incredible strong way to start, the bass sounds strong and excellent, completely 80s style, but, really sounds incredible
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