JOHNNY MARR Plans Double Album ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ For February Release

15 October 2021

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
Release: 25 February 2022 – more info here

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.”

A few weeks ago he shared the LP’s first single
Spirit Power And Soul. A high-spirited and
glittery power pop stroke.

Here’s the video…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

Former The Smiths Soundmaker JOHNNY MARR Drops New Single ‘SPIRIT SOUL AND POWER’

1 September 2021

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Active: Since 1982 with The Smiths, The Healers,
Modest Mouse
, multiple other artists and solo

New EP: FEVER DREAMS PT 1
The first part of a double album
with the same title, coming later.

New single: SPIRIT POWER AND SOUL

Johnny: “It’s a kind of mission statement. I had an idea
about in electro sound with gospel feeling. In my own words,
an electro soul anthem.”

It’s a pithy psych jam to my ears, with
spirit, power and soul of course.

Here comes, Johnny…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

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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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!)