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The Smiths Release »Ask«, With Promo Video by Derek Jarman

Promotional material shot by Derek Jarman at Millennium Mills, apparently.

The mills also appear as the setting for a number of music videos, including “Ask” by The Smiths (1986) filmed by Derek Jarman on the north side of Royal Victoria Dock,

Millennium Mills – Wikipedia.

It was released as a single in October 1986, reaching #14 in the UK Singles Chart. As with most of The Smiths’ singles, it was not included on an original album. It can be found on the compilations The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombsas well as the live album Rank, where it is introduced as the band’s new single. The UK cover shows Yootha Joyce who starred in the UK television series George & Mildred. The song features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals.

Ask (song) – Wikipedia.