Tag Archives: Johnny Marr

New Johnny Marr video: Hi Hello

Video: Johnny Marr – “Hi Hello” From Call The Comet, due June 15 on New Voodoo. How great do Johnny Marr’s guitars sound on this song? Got a bit of that “Money Changes Everything”/”Draize Train” vibe going on. The instrumental track would have fit nicely on a b-side in 1986. Johnny Marr has always worked … Continue reading New Johnny Marr video: Hi Hello

New Johnny Marr video: The Tracers

Video: Johnny Marr – “The Tracers” From Call The Comet, due June 15 on New Voodoo. We open with Marr and mates driving around what could be “the edge of the world” referenced in the opening lines of the song. They’re driving a Corsair, a car built by Ford in the UK between 1963 and … Continue reading New Johnny Marr video: The Tracers

New Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake video: The Priest

Video: Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake – “The Priest” This is a cool spoken word piece about living on the streets of Edinburgh based on Joe Gallagher’s diaries that were published in The Big Issue under the pseudonym James Campbell. “Arite there pal, what you doin’ here?” “Tryin to sleep.” “I’ve missed ma train n … Continue reading New Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake video: The Priest

Forever Summer

I’ve been in bands my entire adult life. For most of that time, it was the most important element of my identity. Being in a band was not only a crucial creative outlet, but also a social space; it was how I met people beyond what is now the GLONO crew. The first band I … Continue reading Forever Summer

New video from The The: We Can’t Stop What’s Coming

Video: The The – “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” This song was released in the UK for Record Store Day as a 7″ single. It features Matt Johnson, Zeke Manyika, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja Kullersten, Chris Whitten and Iain Berryman. The basic track was recorded live for one of Johnson’s “Radio Cineola” broadcasts a … Continue reading New video from The The: We Can’t Stop What’s Coming

Photos: Johnny Marr at Brudenell Social Club

Brudenell Social Club is a workingman’s club in Leeds with an old function room that was used previously for bingo and cabaret style acts – it still has brass fittings and seats and tables at the back on the elevated section – while the dance floor in front of the stage is all standing. It … Continue reading Photos: Johnny Marr at Brudenell Social Club

Not That Jealous of Youth Anymore

“It’s funny how, as we grow old we cling to the past as we cling to the air, and feel nostalgia for things that were maybe never there.” I loved that song when I was 19. I worshiped the Smiths in high school and followed Johnny Marr’s career when he split the group. Pretenders, Talking … Continue reading Not That Jealous of Youth Anymore