Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum.com

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  1. MORRIZSEY

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    1. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      Re: Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum

      That is top stuff and no mistake. Thanks.

      P.
    2. Amy
      Amy
      Re: Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum

      Modest Mouse are 'the best gang I've ever been in'? :laughing:

      This quote was very bittersweet:

      A fair-weather friend for sure.
      Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
    3. realitybites
      realitybites
      Re: Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum

      Great interview.

      Loved this: "I didn’t play any Smiths songs at all for the longest time...It just didn’t feel like the right thing to do. Then when everybody else started to do them, I thought, 'How come I am the only person trying to say this shouldn’t be done?' Then Neil Finn and Eddie Vedder finally dragged it out of me to play one, and I saw the light. I’ll stop there before I make a terrible pun."
    4. realitybites
      realitybites
      Re: Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum

      I didn't interpret it that way at all... especially when, towards the end of the interview, both interviewer and Johnny elaborate further...

      STEREOGUM: I understand how people can love something so intensely that they can’t seem to let go of the idea. I think bands are a lot like romantic relationships — or even friendships, really — they have a certain shelf life, be it long or short, and then they are over. That doesn’t take away from the meaningfulness of it, but its just life. Some relationships run their course. You break up. It’s not the end of the world.

      MARR: No, it’s not. Particularly for bands. If you’ve left a legacy behind you — a body of work that people really love — then that itself is a good thing. That’s enough.

      I think Johnny has a healthy attitude. Knows when to move on.
    5. markmustb1
      markmustb1
      Hey Amy ,Another article on J.M (oh you were the first to reply=Surprise)
      talking about the smiths (the only reason for him to be in the news)
      Because all the scrub bands he has been in, have sucked !
      He started singing "smiths" songs (what a horror) cos he has NO other songs
    6. Guernie
      Guernie
      What a joy to read ! I think its great he will draw from ALL his music for the tour to support The Messenger in 2013 . I always learn something new when Marr gives a interview .
    7. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Re: Johnny Marr Interview On The Messenger, Smiths, & Other People’s Bands -stereogum

      It truly is always the anonymous people who are the trolls.
    8. Wonderful_ Woman
      Wonderful_ Woman
      What's everyone's opinion about The Messenger? I admit I thought it was cute to see Johnny singing. Made me wonder if there is an alternative universe where The Smiths were a trio with Johnny as both guitarist and frontman, whereas Morrissey ended up as a go-go dancer in a dodgy bar in Canal Street. Hee. :)

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