Taylor Parkes Interviews Johnny Marr For The Quietus
So, does it ever bother Johnny Marr that arguably the most creative and certainly the most celebrated guitarist of the post-punk era has basically been doing a bit of this and a bit of that since the age of 24?
"No, not at all."
Do you never think that maybe, after The Smiths, you could or should have done something a little bit bigger... something which was totally yours?
"I know about groups, and I know about how to form groups – I did before The Smiths – and I know I wouldn't have been able to form a group of my own for a long time after The Smiths that was either going to get a fair shake, or where I was gonna have the mental energy and emotional strength and desire at that time, with all the shit I was getting, to propel three or four other people through those waters... that's the reality."
Full Interview - http://thequietus.com/articles/10748-johnny-marr-interview-the-smiths