Other Ex-Smiths

Other Ex-Smiths

This escaped my attention - a short clip from June, Johnny has to guess 'which Morrissey said it...'

Sorry, can't seem to embed...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06cb7tk
Watch Johnny Marr Rate Morrissey, Robot Brothels, and “The Great British Baking Show” - Pitchfork
Johnny Marr also rates Love & Hip Hop, moustaches, Red Bull, and more in this episode of Over/Under

Morrissey, ah, enigma, ex partner, words, politics
It's all there.

VIDEO: Johnny Marr - How He Wrote The Smiths' Debut Single - Radio X
The legendary guitarist shows Radio X how he came up with the riff to Hand In Glove.
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Johnny Marr was honoured in his parents home town of Athy, County Kildare, Ireland today (Nov. 2, 2018).
I just saw it on the Irish RTE news and am gutted that I didn't know in advance.

WATCH: Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr says he never forgot his Athy roots as he is honoured in the Kildare town - Leinster Leader
HE DEDICATES PLAQUE TO RELATIVES


Niall Gilmartin also sends photos and writes:

Johhny Marr was honoured yesterday in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland, birth place of his parents. The plaque is part of a series of events called 'Made in Athy' which honours 24 artists and musicians with family roots in the town. Many of Johnny's family were present including aunts and cousins. Johnny played Dublin's National Stadium later that night....
Shoplifterromo sends the link:

Hear Johnny Marr Break Down His Career, from the Smiths to Now - Rolling Stone
Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reflects on his whole career in the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast
By Brian Hiatt

Remarks on Smiths breakup start at 20:35.
[originally posted in the thread Johnny Marr live radio interview]

Similar written interview from yesterday:
JOHNNY MARR’S LOS ANGELES ~ AN L.A. TACO EXCLUSIVE WITH THE LEGENDARY SMITHS GUITARIST.

Excerpt:

"A big moment that still stands out for Marr were the two nights in 1986 when The Smiths played at the now-defunct Universal Amphitheater. He writes about these shows in his autobiography: “The first night in LA was attended by some celebrities, and Joe Dallesandro, the cover star on our first album, came to meet us backstage. The Smiths’ shows in L.A. were always an event.”

Over thirty years later and sitting not too far from where it happened, Marr remembers this moment well and identifies its greater cultural significance: “We liberated straight boys,” he tells me."
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