JOHNNY MARR Launched His 4th Solo Album (A Double One) Today – Stream ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ Here

25 February 2022

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
A double one. More info here.
Release: 25 February 2022

Marr:“There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel
very satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

DIY Magazine: “His perfectly serviceable croon is not quite strong enough
to carry it across 16 long tracks. If only he’d given ‘Lightning People’’ to Liam
Gallagher, it might well have been the soundtrack of the summer. Moments
of greatness are plentiful, but ‘Fever Dreams…’ shines brightest when Marr lets
his guitar do the talking.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: I love Marr‘s guitar virtuosity, I love his human view
of life and society, I love his coolness, I love his critical attitude vs his old Smiths
buddy and right-wing idiot Morrissey and I loved his live concerts I witnessed yet
I need to be honest and say what I said before about his solo work. He always
comes up with some killers, but also too many mediocre songs on his solo LPs.
I’ll make a compilation of all my favorites on his 4 longplayers. Good idea.

Ahead of the album’s launch, Marr shared 8 songs via 2 EPs…

– FEVER DREAMS PT. 1 –

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– FEVER DREAMS PT. 2 –

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Full album on Spotify

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

‘Down On The Corner’ By JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERS – 2003

Top singles from the past…

25 April 2020

Band: Johnny Marr + The Healers 
With Ringo Starr”s son Starkey on drums and
Kula Shaker‘s Alonza Bevan on bass
Single: Down On The Corner
Released: 2003
Album: Boomslang – the band’s only album

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This is the official video, shot in 2003 in one take, by Eric Tu
at the Viper Room on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles

And here a cool live version performed with
Crowded House frontman Neil Finn and friends – New Zealand 2001

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

Happy 56 to JOHNNY MARR!

31 October 2019

Singer/songwriter and one of the most inspiring and genial guitarists of his generation JOHNNY MARR was born as John Martin Maher in Manchester on 31 October 1963.

Happy 56 to Johnny, whose productivity and creativity got an enormous boost since
he decided to go solo in 2013. Yes, he was the legendary electrifying force behind 80s
indie icons The Smiths fronted by that non-stop moaning right-wing nationalistic fool Mozzer but to celebrate my own Marr‘s birthday party I prefer to pick three songs of
his solo LP’s. Here we go…

– UPSTARTS –
(from The Messenger album – 2013)

– EASY MONEY –
(from Playland album – 2014)

– HI HELLO –
(from Call The Comet album – 2018)

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

(photos, top & below, by Turn Up The Volume!)

ELECTRONIC – AIR – SMASHING PUMPKINS – ROD STEWART

29 May 2021

Band: ELECTRONIC (Bernard Sumner / Johnny Marr)
Album: ELECTRONIC – debut LP
Released: 27 May 191 – 30 years ago

Stream here…

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Band: AIR (France)
Album: 10 000 HZ LEGEND – 2nd LP
Released: 28 May 2001 – 20 years ago

Stream here…

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Band: SMASHING PUMPKINS (Chicago, US)
Album: GISH – Debut LP
Released: 28 May 1991 – 30 years ago

Stream here…

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Artist: ROD STEWART (Scotland)
Album: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY – third solo LP
Released: 28 May 1971 – 50 years ago

Stream here…

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