12 November 2023
Former Smiths‘ guitar icon JOHNNY MARR worked with countless other artists
after the legendary Morrissey fronted indie band broke up. With New Order‘s Bernard Summer in Electronic, Chrissy Hynde, Bryan Ferry, The The, Modest Mouse and many more.
And 10 years ago he started his solo
journey. So far he fabricated 4 LPs.
Lost of material/songs to select a best of from, which Marr did.
SPIRIT POWER – THE BEST OF JOHNNY MARR is out now.
Order info here.
Marr: “I’ve played a lot of arenas over the years, and in terms of songwriting,
there’s nowhere to hide. For a song to work, it has to be a banger. I know it’s
almost uncool to think in those terms, but I grew up in a house where my parents
listened to Motown, where you couldn’t get a song released if it wasn’t full of hooks.”
Marr‘s new interview with NME about bangers right here.
TUTV: If there’s one thing that is crystal clear right here on this best of is the fact that Marr is an exquisite songwriter, knowing all the tricks to compose marvelous pop earworms heated up with his sparkling guitar wizardry and colored with his velvet voice. Oh no, he’s not only a guitar hero, he’s a solid gold hitmaker too.
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