The Smiths were and still are an inspirational band! Their lyrics and music will forever be remembered and just as they had once wished they have gone down in musical history.
People these days don't give them credit for their effect on music. They were one of the early indie bands~if thats what you want to call it~ but the only thing people want to listen to is new indie rubbish that has no rhythm or purpose. People that listen to good music~ or at least know about good music~ are people who listen to the smiths.