I didn’t listen to The Smiths in the ‘80s. The only reason I can think of is just simply that I was never exposed to them. I was busy listening to Metallica in 1987 when The Smiths launched Louder Than Bombs The album consisted of all the singled and B-sides not previously released in the U.S.
I didn’t get to listen to the entire album. For some reason Apple Music had a little tantrum and refused to play “Sheila Take a Bow.” I was really hoping to like it more than I did. Not that I thought it was bad. It was just, I dunno, there. I wouldn’t buy this album, obviously, but I’d listen to it again, at least as long as I have Apple Music.