[originally posted in the thread Johnny Marr live radio interview]
Similar written interview from yesterday:
JOHNNY MARR’S LOS ANGELES ~ AN L.A. TACO EXCLUSIVE WITH THE LEGENDARY SMITHS GUITARIST.
"A big moment that still stands out for Marr were the two nights in 1986 when The Smiths played at the now-defunct Universal Amphitheater. He writes about these shows in his autobiography: “The first night in LA was attended by some celebrities, and Joe Dallesandro, the cover star on our first album, came to meet us backstage. The Smiths’ shows in L.A. were always an event.”
Over thirty years later and sitting not too far from where it happened, Marr remembers this moment well and identifies its greater cultural significance: “We liberated straight boys,” he tells me."
Some discussion of The Smiths in LA.