Forthcoming THE SMITHS tribute album “The Queen Is Not Dead”| Rotten Roma Casino, SF plays The Smiths
SPIRITUAL FRONT are now revealing the video clip ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’, which is also the first single taken from the Italian suicide pop instigators’ forthcoming THE SMITHS tribute album “The Queen Is Not Dead”, which is slated for release on July 21, 2023.
On further news, parallel to the release of “The Queen Is Not Dead” on July 21, 2023, SPIRITUAL FRONT will release reissues of their fourth album “Rotten Roma Casino”. For the first time ever, it will be available on vinyl as a gatefold LP in various colours and as a 48-page hardcover 2CD/DVD artbook including a full-length bonus CD, enhanced artwork, and photography.
Available formats “The Queen Is Not Dead” is as 48-page hardcover 2CD artbook, as a gatefold light green vinyl 2LP plus 7″, gatefold marble green and black vinyl 2LP plus 7″, a gatefold black vinyl 2LP plus 7″, and as a Digipak CD.
SPIRITUAL FRONT comment: “It wasn’t easy to choose the right song for our first single from ‘The Queen is Not Dead’ as each song represents something special and unique, but ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ is undoubtedly one of the most captivating and recognizable: the initial riff is already history after the first two seconds, the rhythm section is pressing and the unmistakable voice of Morrissey together with the fascinating textures of guitarist Johnny Marr make this piece legendary”, Simone Salvatori writes. “We also chose it, because we were lucky enough to have friends who shared this tribute with us such as Durga McBroom (vocalist for Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, and Billy Idol), Jairo Zavala (from Calexico and DePedro) and TJ Cowgill (aka King Dude). But, at the same time, we skipped the idea to make a classic ‘devotional’ video clip, and that’s why we chose again to work with one of our favorite performers named Mr. Aldino in order to create something involving but unsettling at the same time. Yes to a homage, but no to cloning. That was the deal.”
SPIRITUAL FRONT “The Queen Is Not Dead”
Tracklist (cd 1)
- Still Ill
- There Is a Light that Never Goes Out
- How Soon Is Now?
- This Charming Man
- Girl Afraid
- Bigmouth Strikes Again
- Girlfriend in a Coma
- The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
- Barbarism Begins at Home
- What Difference Does It Make?
- Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
- Shoplifters of the World Unite
- The Queen Is Dead
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