THE SMITHS’ 20 GREATEST GUITAR MOMENTS, RANKED
"There’s not many who can compete with the intensity of devotion that The Smiths generated in their all-too-brief five year lifespan. It all began that fateful day when the young Mancunian John Maher (later to be reborn as Johnny Marr) knocked on the door of local unemployed New York Dolls and Coronation Street aficionado – and sometime local punk band frontman – Stephen Patrick Morrissey, with an idea to create a new kind of band. The pair’s respective gifts for guitar and lyricism soon forged a chemistry that would result in some of the decade’s most life-affirming music."
Johnny Marr’s unparalleled ability for weaving some of the most emotionally-charged, melodically sumptuous guitar parts in the history of pop continues to captivate.
Emphasis on the guitar side of things.