The Smiths’ 1984 Hatful of Hollow as one of my top 20 all time. This is one of those albums that makes you want to post the whole thing but I thought it would be a good challenge to try to narrow it down to three songs. I posted the re-issue version of the cover—featuring a cropped version of Gilles Decroix’s now iconic image (layout/design by Caryn Gough)—as I prefer its design to the bordered original.
THE SMITHS | ‘HATFUL OF HOLLOW’ | After releasing their first album, the Smiths issued the singles and rarities collection Hatful of Hollow. The Smiths treated singles as individual entities, not just ways to promote an album, and many of their finest songs were never issued on studio albums. With strong material forming the core of the album, Hatful is as consistent as their debut and arguably captures the excitement surrounding the band even better. #PostPunk #CollegeRock #IndiePop #1984
Hatful of Hollow LP. Noviembre 1984. Portada: Foto tomada por Gilles Decroix de un modelo llamado Fabrice Colette, al que se le ve en esta portada original un tatuaje de un dibujo de Jean Cocteau sacado de su libro Le livre blanc. La imagen fue publicada originalmente en un especial de 1983 de la revista francesa Liberation sobre Cocteau en el que aparecía la imagen de este chico que lo idolatraba. Vía http://www.thesmiths.cat/