I like Mr Marr. I think with out him the Smiths would have been a lot less "street", for want of a better term and his talent must have been like air for Moz
The fact he was so young when he did all he did in The Smiths is remarkable, not only did he create music of such depth but he ran the band really.
I do feel he wasted himself for ages after the Smiths, I can't stand Electronic or the other stuff he did around that time- apart from a couple of songs with The The.
As I person Marr seems like a good man, he has raised his kids well (from what I can tell) and he seems like an intelligent chap, in a traditional sense I would say he is the brightest one out of all The Smiths.
Shame two men who had such a connection can't get together and make music again.
When I saw a youtube vid of Marr playing TCM it made me almost weep, for what was and what could have been.
Marr plays with such ease,skill and beauty that you can't help but feel that moz's back up band are a bunch of goons next to him.
Agreed...he also did crap in the Healers, his Modest Mouse contributions were also quite crap. The Cribs stuff seems the only thing he has actually tried in lately, his soundtrack for that recent Channel 4 show seemed pretty good and had a "Smiths" feel though. I doubt we will ever know why Marr and Morrissey cannot ever reunite. There is more than just media stories of why they have never at least tried to reunite...