The Daily Mail has a great photo session and interview with Johnny Marr:
The biggest misconception about me is that I’m a bit of a lad. That all started with the Smiths. Morrissey was meant to be all about vegetarianism, celibacy and Virginia Woolf. I was all about football, clothes and a bit of pot-smoking. That’s very reductive. If people bought into that, I don’t blame anyone but myself. If you’re in a successful band, you tend to fall into a role. But I’m not remotely laddish. I’m a grown-up. I’m vegan and teetotal. I run 50 miles a week, listening to Franz Ferdinand and the Four Tops at top volume.
Of course the quote that everybody, starting with the NME, is pulling is this one: “I can’t speak for Morrissey, but I know that I’m too busy right now to get the Smiths on the road again. Is that likely to change? Who knows?” Oh, Johnny, you just keep me hangin’ on!
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I don’t need for The Smiths to reunite but if Marr could find the time to play with the likes of Modest Mouse–ugh!–he’s not that busy. And he’s better off giving Morrissey a call and dusting off the old tunes than making that kind of mistake again.
As for The Cribs…eh. Nothing special.