'So much to answer for'
What do The Smiths mean to Manchester?
in Why pamper life's complexities?
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Interviews and articles with and about The Smiths habitually return to the question of what the city of Manchester means to the group. The repetition of noteworthy details concerning the importance to The Smiths of this or that specific aspect of Manchester is ongoing in discussions of the band across all media. In the 1980s, The Smiths featured prominently in discussions of the Manchester music scene published in City Life (CL), but in highly ambivalent and inconsistent ways. It is only from later on, in the 1990s, that CL begins to produce more unambiguously positive assessments of The Smiths' contribution to the Manchester music scene. During the years 1983-87 CL framed its discussion of The Smiths in terms of the scene politics of Manchester's local music culture. This 'original' synchronic moment of reception provides evidence of the highly inconsistent and ambivalent nature of the magazine's coverage of the group.

Why pamper life's complexities?

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