A Flock of Seagulls, Johhny Marr, Orchestral Maneuvers In the Dark, Steven Morrissey, The Human League, The Smiths -

Why did Steven Morrissey and Johhny Marr create a band called The Smiths?

Steven Morrissey thought the names of the 80s were too pompous such as Orchestral Maneuvers In the Dark, The Human League, and A Flock of Seagulls, so he came up with the most ordinary and unassuming name he could think of: "The Smiths."  Oh, the irony!

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