Johnny Marr is an English guitarist from Ardwick, Manchester
, best known as one of the two key members (and the least-divisive one at that) of The Smiths
. His use of layered, jangly guitars and arpeggiation helped give rise to the revival of British Guitar Pop in the 80s and 90s, directly influencing The Stone Roses
, and nearly every Indie Rock band since.
Since the breakup of The Smiths, Marr has performed as a member of Electronic
(with New Order
's Bernard Sumner), Modest Mouse
, The Cribs
7 Worlds Collide, and plenty of session work. He released his solo debutnote
, The Messenger
, on February 25, 2013 to an enthusiastic reception, and followed it with Playland
on October 6, 2014 to much the same response.
- Boomslang (2003) - Johnny Marr + the Healers.
- The Messenger (2013) - Considered his proper solo debut.
- Playland (2014)
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