Dave Keuning on Johnny Marr’s enduring influence: “We talked about countless Smiths songs in the early Killers days”
The latest edition of German music magazine "Musikexpress" has an interesting Johnny Marr feature in which he talks about the records he listened to while making "Fever dreams PTS 1-4". This is the DeepL translation:
Morrissey says that Marr should stop talking about him in interviews. Marr's...
Don’t know if this has been mentioned, and people have already noted the similarities between the strings on There is a Light and Marr’s solo song Hi Hello.
But I also hear another Smith influence, that being Patti Smith with her song Dancing Barefoot. (Smith/Kral)
A fairly unusual Johnny interview, talking about his family and Irish background.
No Smiths or particular music mentions, apart from that Chrissie Hynde is a close friend and has been an influence on him singing...
Give me your top 5 Smiths songs?
-How Soon Is Now?
-The Headmaster Ritual
-Bigmouth Strikes Again
-There Is A Light That Never Goes...
It was a strange little interview on Steve Wright on Radio 2 this afternoon, with Johnny. Aside from Steve mentioning The Smiths once at the very start, in his intro about Johnny, they were not mentioned at all, even when Johnny was talking about his early years as a musician, etc. And then...
Johnny Marr interview - The Times
Johnny Marr tells his side.
A month on the guitarist explains his decision to come out fighting. “When you’re attacked out of the blue...
This post is especially for the sheer amount of people on this website who’ve moaned about new or Morrissey endorsed music having style but no substance (the likes of Kristeen Young, Doll and The Kicks, Starcrawler) or even that The Strokes were “better than Moz”. As always, if you like an...
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Johnny Marr: ‘When I play Smiths songs I experience this huge wave of elation’
Particularly liked Bernard Butler's question...
Did the Smiths ever...
Something about making The Queen Is Dead you’ve never shared publicly
The Smiths have been pretty much done to death really by everyone who...
Listen closely for Moz mentions.
This week's guest is Johnny Marr. Since co-founding The Smiths, Johnny has gone on to perform, write & play guitar with a long list of luminary bands & projects that include Modest Mouse, The The, The Pretenders, Blondie, The Cribs & Talking...
Dear @officialmoz. An ‘open letter’ hasn’t really been a thing since 1953, It’s all ‘social media’ now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this fake news business…a bit 2021 yeah ? #makingindiegreatagain
"OPEN LETTER TO JOHNNY MARR." (January 25, 2022)
This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?
Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music?
If you can, would you please just...
By George Simpson.
"JOHNNY MARR has been brutally honest about his painful memories from The Smiths break-up and shared how he talks to everyone from his incredible career except for Morrissey."