What are the Influences on Johnny Marr to play guitar like this

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2004 (read-only)' started by xscape, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. xscape

    xscape Guest

    Hi I wanna know wahts are the Influences on Johnny Marr to play his guitar like the way he does in The Smiths.

    What kind of music? What kind of guitarist? You Know the Roots and Influences.

    Im i play guitar and i need to know.

    THANK

    PD: Sorry i dont speak the idiom so fine.




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  2. What the hell are you babbling about?

    His influences were Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Joe Satriani, and Steve Fuckin' Vai.




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  3. > Hi I wanna know wahts are the Influences on Johnny Marr to play his guitar
    > like the way he does in The Smiths.

    > What kind of music? What kind of guitarist? You Know the Roots and
    > Influences.

    > Im i play guitar and i need to know.

    > THANK

    > PD: Sorry i dont speak the idiom so fine.

    Marr was heavily influenced by James Honeyman-Scott of The Pretenders. Marr used Honeyman-Scott's playing style on lots of his early music. "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" would be a prime example of the technique.
     
  4. > What a nerd. And you know this how??

    Just because I know something you don't know. Does this seem childish? I hope so.
     
  5. I knew his real influences, I just didn't feel it necessary to provide the real answer in fear of sounding like a nerd.




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  6. Shadowplay

    Shadowplay Guest

    I read somewhere he was/is a big fan of Marc Bolan of T-Rex.
     
  7. Ruffian

    Ruffian Guest

    > Hi I wanna know wahts are the Influences on Johnny Marr to play his guitar
    > like the way he does in The Smiths.

    > What kind of music? What kind of guitarist? You Know the Roots and
    > Influences.

    > Im i play guitar and i need to know.

    I think that the magic in Marr is that he created a unique musical template.. he is a god, there is no other like his Smiths sound!! For influences.. maybe jingle jangle 'Byrds'.. but even then he's hard to pidgeon hole.. which is a massive compliment to his ability.

    he used to hang out with Billy Duffy (CUlt) didn't he when they were younger, and they both went off in massive musical tangents to each other

    Enjoy Marr for what he is.. a genius from 1982-87

    Ruffian
     
  8. > I think that the magic in Marr is that he created a unique musical
    > template.. he is a god, there is no other like his Smiths sound!! For
    > influences.. maybe jingle jangle 'Byrds'.. but even then he's hard to
    > pidgeon hole.. which is a massive compliment to his ability.

    > he used to hang out with Billy Duffy (CUlt) didn't he when they were
    > younger, and they both went off in massive musical tangents to each other

    > Enjoy Marr for what he is.. a genius from 1982-87

    > Ruffian

    Billy Duffy was/is a great guitarist but he was wasted in The Cult. One of the first singles I ever bought was 'She Sells Sanctuary', but even as a young 11/12 year old I had to give out a big fat yawn when they went all out American generic rock.
     
  9. Ruffian

    Ruffian Guest

    > Billy Duffy was/is a great guitarist but he was wasted in The Cult. One of
    > the first singles I ever bought was 'She Sells Sanctuary', but even as a
    > young 11/12 year old I had to give out a big fat yawn when they went all
    > out American generic rock.

    You're right.. still, another great 'Cult' moment was 'Fire Woman'.. any songs with copious amounts of "Lord have mercy" works for me!

    Ruffian
     
  10. BB King

    BB King Guest

    This is covered in great detail in Simon Goddard's "Songs That Saved Your Life."
     
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