Loved this documentary, and the extras were fantastic too.
The DVD provides an excellent insight into what it was really like to be in The Smiths as seen through the eyes and in the experience of Andy Rourke (bass player) and Mike Joyce (drummer).
Filmed over a period of two years, following the two guys on a trip across the States, this "movie" is a must-see for all dedicated Smith's fans and others simply curious about the greatest ever band of all time.
I have been a Smith's fan since they emerged in the 80's but this DVD taught me a lot that even I didn't know.
Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke are great guys and it was obvious throughout this movie that the happiest days of their lives were spent during their time in the greatest band there ever was (and ever will be).
If you are expecting to see any performances or music from The Smiths in this DVD then you will be disappointed - it simply is not that. Morrissey and Marr would be suing for even more royalties if anything like that appeared on the DVD I am quite sure of that.
Very funny in places too, but be warned, quite a bit of bad language, especially from Andy Rourke (but that's how we all know and love him anyway).
Great input also from other well-established rock/pop stars like Peter Hook (New Order), Buzzcocks, Mat Osman (Suede), Mark E Smith (The Fall), Kaiser Chiefs, Preston (Ordinary Boys) and many others.........
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