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Published on May 19, 2018
Watch as Johnny Marr discusses all things guitar with Shaun Keaveny at the 2018 Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK.


Smiths selections include "This Charming Man", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "Girl Afraid", "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others", "The Headmaster Ritual", "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore".

UPDATE June 4:

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add "accept yourself" to the smiths song tags
 
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celibate

Forever Ill
Thanks for the clip, just great how Johnny takes us back the the early Smiths songs, yes I know there is lot of footage, but having his own Fender type says it all
 

marred

Member
When I hear Johnny Marr play a Smiths song with one instrument being his guitar I can actually hear every other instrument including Morrissey's vocals on some other plane. Like you can hear the rest of the song as a ghost while his guitar resurrects the other parts just for a brief moment and then he stops and the rest of the ensemble is laid back to rest. Just f***ing beautiful.
 

Peppermint

Well-Known Member
Really enjoyed that. Lots of interesting explanations about how he wrote specific riffs/songs. So special to hear those guitar parts played properly, even after all this time, they're just mesmerising. Also there's a lovely bit around 27.45 where he talks briefly about the writing process with Morrissey.
 

Bulbous Salutation

Active Member
When I hear Johnny Marr play a Smiths song with one instrument being his guitar I can actually hear every other instrument including Morrissey's vocals on some other plane. Like you can hear the rest of the song as a ghost while his guitar resurrects the other parts just for a brief moment and then he stops and the rest of the ensemble is laid back to rest. Just f***ing beautiful.
Gorgeously put.
 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
That was great, really liked the piece where he played That Joke, he just seems to glide around that fretboard.
 
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vegan.cro spirit# 282

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:sleeping: Just a bunch of nonsense about the chicka chicka riff. "I play to my strength" thats why I have the chicka chicka riff on the Spiderman song.doh:

What language is he speaking, Sadiq makes more sense.:turban:
Is that Gaelic?
 

marred

Member
Really enjoyed that. Lots of interesting explanations about how he wrote specific riffs/songs. So special to hear those guitar parts played properly, even after all this time, they're just mesmerising. Also there's a lovely bit around 27.45 where he talks briefly about the writing process with Morrissey.
Yeah I wanted more of that but I guess we should feel lucky he mentioned Morrissey at all really.
 
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vegan.cro spirit# 282

Guest
WO, I just noticed the golden brown hair earflaps!! Whats up with that>maybe a way the Comet will recognize him when it lands:crazy: Like the movie Close Encounters>?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
:sleeping: Just a bunch of nonsense about the chicka chicka riff. "I play to my strength" thats why I have the chicka chicka riff on the Spiderman song.doh:

What language is he speaking, Sadiq makes more sense.:turban:
Is that Gaelic?

The letter K doesn’t exist in the Gaelic/Irish alphabet. Neither does j, q, v, w, x, y or z
 

Charlie Cheswick

Well-Known Member
I love that both of my favourite guitarists, Johnny and Mick Ronson, are/were big into playing to the song without any show offy bollocks. Also makes me happy that Johnny's favourite riff is also mine. Usually when music is explained it makes it a bit shitter but with Johnny it's just as great.

I feel like I need to own one of those guitars. When they properly do them in blue.
 

evennow

Writers on the storm
"addicted to melody" Me too! He was my dealer back in the day. That guitar strap though is a b*stard! It refuses to stay put. I wonder if he named it Morrissey. ;)
 

Stanley the 2nd

Active Member
This is the best thread that's been on this site in a long time. Full of positive comments and good vibes. Could listen to JM playing guitar all day long.
 

AztecCamera

Well-Known Member
Reckon I am so fookin sick of seeing John Maher's mug all over So-Low. Reckon he looks like Professor Severus Snape in nn n it. Stop dying your hair m8 and just shave it all off bro so you can look like all your NBA idols when they come over to your house in Portland, Oregon and shoot hoops in your backyard. Craig Gannon and Alain Whyte were better guitarists.
 
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Anonymous

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The only people who care about an older person dying their hair, are people who don't like feeling pressured to do it themselves. It's like older people being confused by the youthful figure of one of their peers: "They have to be faking it."

There's nothing attractive, or honorable about having gray hair. If that's your attitude, then stop dressing with dignity while you're at it. It's hair coloring. It's not a face-lift.

Anyway, Marr is the kind of person, and sustainable talent that Morrissey wished he could be, but his craft is at the mercy of others.

As Morrissey continues to adopt the character of an oblivious autist with an axe to grind, Marr continues to beam a sense of well adjusted humanity.

This is how you should grow old: With jet black hair, and a winning personality.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
:sleeping: Just a bunch of nonsense about the chicka chicka riff. "I play to my strength" thats why I have the chicka chicka riff on the Spiderman song.doh:

What language is he speaking, Sadiq makes more sense.:turban:
Is that Gaelic?
See, but that kind of outsized nonsense just outs you as a troll. You're probably not vegan, and you're probably not a Morrissey fan.
 

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