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Johnny Marr By Richard Carman

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The shimmering, muscular, guitar-driven pop of The Smiths remains the barometer for everyone who looks back at the 1980s with affection. Musically, they were a league ahead, and guitarist Johnny Marr was the driving force behind their revolutionary sound. Manchester-born Marr proved to be a craftsman and explorer without equal.

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Johnny Marr: "The Smiths" and the Art of Gun-Slinging by Richard Carman

The Smiths were the best British band since The Beatles. Their shimmering, muscular, guitar-driven pop remains the barometer for everyone who looks back at the 1980s with affection. In a decade that arguably produced more poor pop music than any other since the 1950s. The Smiths shone like a beacon and inspired a generation of indie guitar bands, and their influence continues undiminished to this day. Musically, The Smiths were a league ahead and guitarist Johnny Marr was the driving force behind their revolutionary sound. Manchester-born Marr proved to be a craftsman and explorer without equal, a guitarist who rode the longest highways to find the most perfect sounds and who built the gilt-edged frames in which the word-pictures of co-writer Morrissey sat so perfectly. After The Smiths, Marr continued to inject beautiful, sophisticated guitar into some of the best music of the period: The Pretenders, Kirsty McColl, Billy Bragg, and Talking Heads all benefited from his incendiary input. More recently with his band Johnny Marr and The Healers, and the critically acclaimed album "Boomslang", Johnny remains as influential and important as ever - a true guitar hero.

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About Richard Carman


Richard Carman is the author of Robert Smith: The Cure & Wishful Thinking (I.M.P.) and has contributed to over a dozen music books on artists including The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shaun Ryder and Dave Grohl.

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GOR001293230
Johnny Marr: "The Smiths" and the Art of Gun-Slinging by Richard Carman
Richard Carman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2006-09-28
256
0954970489
9780954970482
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