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In 1764, Smith quit his job and became a "travelling tutor" to the Duke of Buccleuch (who incidentally is the fifth great-grandfather of Sarah, Duchess of York) for two years. On the job, Smith met many leading philosophers and economists who influenced his work.

After their brilliant eponymous debut and the sparkling radio-session collection Hatful of Hollow (both released in 1984), the Smiths released Meat Is Murder (1985), an uneven album ranging from the ponderous title track’s vegan rage to the poignant “Well I Wonder.” The group’s marked shift from the personal to the political, combined with Morrissey’s carefully fashioned outsider image, made the Smiths into champions for those alienated by Tory materialism and disgusted by its pop music reflection (glossy, lyrically inane funk and soul ). The Smiths’ non- rhythm-and-blues , whiter-than-white fusion of 1960s rock and postpunk was a repudiation of contemporary dance pop, a stance emblazoned in the hit single “Panic,” with its controversial chorus, “Burn down the disco / Hang the blessed DJ.” After 1986’s The Queen Is Dead, their most perfect balance of private angst and public anger, the Smiths—frustrated at the failure of their singles to hit the top 10—abandoned Rough Trade for the marketing muscle of the major label EMI (in the United States they remained with Sire Records). Shortly before the release of their last album for Rough Trade, Strangeways, Here We Come (1987), the group broke up unexpectedly.

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