(April 5, 2018): The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?

From the a-side 1984 single, What Difference Does It Make? / Back To The Old House.  This is the U.S. cover which pictures Morrissey as Terrance Stamp from the 1965 movie, “The Collector”. Discogs recounts the controversy over the cover: “First UK releases show a picture of actor Terence Stamp from the 1965 film “The Collector“, holding a chloroform pad. The 12″ doesn’t show the band’s name on the front. Since Mr Stamp did not approve of his photograph being used, the artwork was replaced by a picture of Morrissey reenacting the scene with a glass of milk. Ultimately, Mr Stamp conceded the use of his picture to The Smiths and later pressings swap back to the original design. For the 12″, these later pressings can be discerned from the original release by the fact that the band name was included on the front sleeve.”

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