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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Strangeways, Here We Come

Strangeways, Here We Come was The Smiths' fourth and final album. Released in September 1987, three months after the band had officially split up, it brought to an end a whirlwind five years that had already included five top ten albums and a top ten single courtesy of the timeless This Charming Man. Though Strangeways' lead single, Girlfriend In A Coma, was banned by BBC Radio 1, the album still made it to number two in the charts. A fitting send off for a band who came to define a generation.

Those are the top-line facts. But what else do you know about Strangeways, its circumstances and its legacy? (Not including that Strangeways was the name of HMP Manchester, of course. That's a given.) Whizz through our gallery to find out...




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