Artist: The Smiths
Song: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Album: Strangeways Here We Come (1971)
The Smiths “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” – As a child of the 80s, I must confess I was a big Smiths fan. This video features the band and some pals parading around on bikes in Salford in some form of critical mass ride. Funnily enough some of the haircuts and bikes are now back in fashion in certain parts of East London.Official promotional video for Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.
The Smiths' song, written by the usual combination of Morrissey and Johnny Marr, came out on the group's 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come.
The song was originally supposed to be released as a single and a music video was filmed, featuring scenes of the group-iconic Salford Lads Club and surrounding areas being bicycled through by the lads and friends. Because of a reference to "plan a mass murder" in one lyric it was banned from airplay by the BBC because of the then recent Hungerford massacre, so the band decided not to release it in the UK, however it was released in various other regions including North America, Europe, Australasia and Japan