London, England: Rough Trade Records, 1984. First Pressing. Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Photo illustrated record sleeve. Gray label with titles in yellow. (RT 156) Sleeve with very minor edgewear. Vinyl clean and unscratched. Original push-out intact. Overall: Excellent. Item #218
Johnny Marr, lead guitarist for The Smiths, wrote "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" in under an hour. Like a looking-glass version of The Beatles, The Smiths, propelled by lead singer Morrissey's vocals, rode a high "New Wave" into preeminence in the 1980s music scene. Released as a single, "Heaven Knows" reached the top of the U.K. charts in 1984 and featured the now iconic photograph of Viv Nicholson, born into brutal poverty, who quickly spent an astounding fortune in lottery winnings within a few short years and who's personal motto was: "Spend, spend, spend".
Side A: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Side B: Suffer Little Children.