THE SMITHS – Cover Stars

Back in the day I had tried to snatch up new Smiths singles when they were released and I managed to assemble a decent little collection of 12″ and a few 45s. So being in this Smiths state of mind in the early/mid-80s, I naturally picked up a single by a band I’d never heard of called Pink Industry because of their use of Morrissey as a cover star. The single:

Pink Industry
Zulu Records RA#8. UK Import. (Liverpool), 1985.
What I Wouldn’t Give/Bound By Silence

The following year, in 1986, The Smiths would release Panic as a single with an almost identical cover, the model Richard Bradford, in profile looking up very much like Morrissey on the Pink Industry single.

Panic/Vicar in a Tutu
Rough Trade, RT193
Both rare and in MINT condition 45s now in the online shop!

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