The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Posted by Scott

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side was the first single off The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen Is Dead. It’s certainly one of my favorite songs from Morrissey and Co., but I found a cover version by Jeff Buckley that might rival the original. The only problem is the poor quality, it sounds like it was recorded with a camera phone or something but it’s so good it’s still worth listening. Does anyone know where to find a better copy of the Buckley version?

The Smiths – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Jeff Buckley – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

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Scott says:

April 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm

thanks jeremy! I’ve updated the version in the post with your file. much appreciated. Would be great if he’d recorded a studio version of this, but after some research it looks like this version is as good as it’s going to get.


Jeremy Stereo says:

April 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm

no problem scott. glad to be useful

we all want to hear jeff live again, but we can hear him only in our hearts

rest in peace, jeff

we still love ya!


lekin says:

April 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm

these are two of my fav artists/bands ever!

and The Queen Is Dead may be my fav album ever

good to see Buckley did cover The Smiths!


joshua says:

May 1, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Scott Matthews cover sounds great. For some reason Spring always seems like a great time of year to resurrect these tunes.