Posts Tagged: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr Is 50

John Martin Maher is 50 today. We tend to identify more with Morrissey because everyone has been sad but not all of us have written some of the greatest tunes of the 20th century, and maybe also because while Morrissey has done one thing the same way for the last thirty years Marr has been all over the place to the extent that if you are a youngish band on the verge there is a better-than-even chance that you might wake up one morning and discover that he's now a member, but let us take a moment to acknowledge that even a lot of the non-Smiths stuff (and sure, [...]


Kids Sing Smiths Song

You have perhaps heard of the Internet sensation that is the PS22 Chorus? Quick primer: The PS22 Chorus is an elementary school chorus from Public School 22 in Graniteville, Staten Island (New York). It is composed of 60-70 fifth-graders, and is directed by Gregg Breinberg. Students are assigned to the chorus after an annual auditioning process at the beginning of each school year. PS22 is the largest elementary school in Staten Island which draws students from a wide cross section of ethnic groups and socio-economic levels. The chorus meets twice a week during school hours to practice, and performs throughout the year at school functions, local events, and [...]


Johnny Marr, "The Messenger"

The first time you hear the title track from Johnny Marr's forthcoming debut solo album, you're like, "Huh, he just rewrote 'What Difference Does It Make?' Just like John Fogerty rewrote 'Run Through the Jungle' as 'The Old Man Down the Road.'" (I hope he doesn't get sued for copyright infringing himself!) But then you're like, "Shut up. He's Johnny Marr. He can do whatever he wants."


British PM Banned From Smiths Fandom

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David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don't. I forbid you to like it.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhoneJohnny MarrJohnny_Marr

All the usual caveats about unverified accounts apply, but this is too good not to share. [Via]


What It Will Take To Get The Smiths Back Together

"We won't be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down." —Johnny Marr has issued his ultimatum on a Smiths reunion. Here's hoping British Prime Minister David Cameron is as big a fan of the band as he claims to be.


The Cribs, "Cheat On Me"

Are you sick of me talking about The Cribs yet? Too bad, because the new album isn't even out yet, so there's plenty more to come. Here's the video for the first single, "Cheat On Me." It's a pretty straightforward clip, but it was nice of them to include their dad on guitar.