Smiths, The - Meat Is Murder
Second studio album by the English rock band. 'Meat Is Murder' was more strident and political than its predecessor 'The Smiths' (1984), including the pro-vegetarian title track (Morrissey forbade the rest of the group from being photographed eating meat), and the anti-corporal punishment 'The Headmaster Ritual'. Musically, the band had grown more adventurous, with Marr and Rourke channelling rockabilly and funk influences in 'Rusholme Ruffians' and 'Barbarism Begins at Home' respectively. The album features the singles 'Barbarism Begins at Home' and 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore'.