The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

JOHNNY MARR, johnny marr live at rescue rooms

  • Friday 10th July 2015
  • Supported by: TBC



Genre: Alt rock, indie rock

For Fans Of: The Smiths, New Order,

About: The legend himself, Johnny Marr, started out as co-songwriter – with Morrissey – and, from 1982–1987, guitarist of The Smiths. Hailed by the public and critics as the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that the Smiths were "the most influential British guitar group of the decade", the NME named The Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping The Beatles. Marr later became a member of Electronic, an alternative dance supergroup along with Bernard Sumner of New Order, as well as working with Modest Mouse, The The and the Cribs.

In 2013, the NME honoured Marr with its "Godlike Genius" award, hailing Marr as "not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world's greatest ever bands, the Smiths, he's continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet." He was voted the fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2010. Phil Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Mojo, has described Marr as "arguably Britain's last great guitar stylist".

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Everyone's favourite: 'Easy Money'.