Products / The Smiths - Meat is Murder
(Indie rock) This album became the band's only number one in the UK Albums Chart. The record also marks the point where frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr took over the production reigns. They did, however, bring in Stephen Street as an engineer and he supplied them with copies of BBC sound effects, from which they could source samples and build a soundscape. The music is particularly notable for its incorporation of rockabilly and funk styles, while the lyrics are more politically charged than the band's debut. Highlight track: 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore'