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!)

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 14 (Final Episode)…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go bananas to this summer

Summer holiday is over! Let’s have a final big bang to end these summer series
in noisy style! Here are 5 roaring festival performances from this past summer…

1. ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’ by JOHNNY MARR – Glastonbury UK

2. ‘Drain The Blood’ by THE DISTILLERS Reading + Leeds, UK

3. ‘Pa Pa Ya!! by BABYMETAL – Glastonbury, UK

4. ‘Come Home’ by JAMES – Isle Of Wight, UK

5. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by THE CURE – Pinkpop Festival, The Netherlands

All 70 Summer Bangers so far
collected on Spotify

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JOHNNY MARR Goes Disco To Ignore The Imminent Apocalypse – Here’s New Track ‘ARMATOPIA’…

Brand new sonic impulses

22 February 2019

JOHNNY MARR‘s productivity is unstoppable. After releasing Call the Comet, his best
solo album so far last June, followed some months later by new spiky track Jeopardy
the Manchester legend just dropped another new one. Marr feels that the Apocalypse
is just around the corner and proposes to get-together and have fun in order to forget about the imminent collapse of our troubled planet. Great idea! Here’s the soundtrack
to escape the fatal downfall. ARMATOPIA is a dance floor disco filler to get up to and
fight for our right to party one more time. Shake your booty, folks…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook