Unfortunately I dismissed The Smiths then because they looked like another UK Romo band (Spandau Ballet etc). Nothing against romo but had enough of it by the mid 80's.Prime example for me is The Smiths. I have some vague recollection of hearing their music as part of a movie soundtrack, but otherwise, I didn't start listening to them until about two years ago. How on earth did that happen?
I would say Premature Smith Adopters would be accurate! lol If you caught on to them before the dirty beard, black rimmed eye glass frames, man bun dudes that go out of their way to tell everyone their vegan and vape (aka the douch flute) I would say that would be the accurate assessment! hahahaAre modern day hipsters into The Smiths? What does that mean for those of us who dug them the first time around, when they were active? Does that mean we were into them before it was cool to be into them? Or does it mean instead that we were premature Smiths adopters?
Indeed. VH took a lot of attention away from a lot of people. I know it's a matter of opinion but a case could be made that Boston, Kansas, Foreigner, Styx, REO, to name a few, all saw shortened popularity when VH came to town.I was awash in VH at the time and missed The Talking Heads completely. All I knew about them was they had that funny bigsuit video.