Johnny Marr – Fever Dreams, Pt. 1 EP (2021)

Amy

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Ariel? I first thought of Plath.


Can you post the lyrics
The lyrics are complete twaddle as usual. In one of the promo interviews, Johnny said it's about someone he wanted to 'make feel better', and that led him to thinking about Plath and the idea of a tormented genius. Definitely some echoes of Moz, if you want to read it like that, but who knows - judging by some of the recent stuff JM has come out with, the genius could be Isaac Brock. :rolleyes:


"Ariel
God knows, you've proved everything
Ariel
They won't let you ever win

"Hey, wanderlust (?)
You'll never say goodbye
Face featureless, open hand
Somebody grab this guy (or 'grab the sky'?)
In the mirror's eye
Out of time, gone wrong"

 
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Ketamine Sun

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The lyrics are complete twaddle as usual. In one of the promo interviews, Johnny said it's about someone he wanted to 'make feel better', and that led him to thinking about Plath and the idea of a tormented genius. Definitely some echoes of Moz, if you want to read it like that, but who knows - judging by some of the recent stuff JM has come out with, the genius could be Isaac Brock. :rolleyes:

The only other tormented (genius) artist I think might fit that bill he worked with, and is close with, is Matt Johnson ....

‘To coincide with the 2017 release of The Inertia Variations, Johnson collaborated with Johnny Marr again and released The The's first single in over 15 years - 'We Can't Stop What's Coming' under his own record label Cineola. Johnson dedicated this track to his late brother Andy Dog Johnson who died in 2016.’


"Ariel
God knows, you've proved everything
Ariel
They won't let you ever win

"Hey, wanderlust (?)
You'll never say goodbye
Face featureless, open hand
Somebody grab this guy (or 'grab the sky'?)
In the mirror's eye
Out of time, gone wrong"


Guess those lines can be read into
being about Moz. Maybe we’ll get the correct lyrics, difficult to make out. I’m not convinced.


A very retro sound, verse makes me think of Marianne Fathful’s Broken English and Blondie’s Rapture somehow



 
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I'm only listening to the EP now and.... I'm pleasantly surprised. I really like the music and wish he didn't think he's a proper singer cos he's not. But the music is good. An instrumental version of that EP would sound great.
 
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JOHNNY MARR – FEVER DREAMS PT. 1​

· by Stephan Boissonneault
Johnny Marr, the man responsible for the guitar hooks—and let’s face it—the overall appealing sound of The Smiths, has been killing it after the 1980s British jangle pop band. He had a stint with The Pretenders, has worked with Talking Heads, Electronic, Hans Zimmer, Modest Mouse, and most recently, one of the biggest and youngest pop stars today—Billie Eilish—on the new James Bond title-crawler “No Time To Die.”
Marr also has four solo LPs, not all of them hits, but his latest EP, Fever Dreams Pt. 1, a four-song teaser of his upcoming 2022 double album Fever Dreams Pt. 1-4, is one of the more memorable. Marr has always been a stand-up guy when asked questions about The Smiths, a band who haven’t been around for almost 35 years, so it’s no wonder his own music is always compared to them. And usually, the review is “it’s good, but it’s not The Smiths.”
But with Fever Dreams Pt. 1, Marr might finally be over the comparison. The opening number “Spirit Power and Soul” is almost new-age disco, featuring layer synths, electronic drums, and a few minimal guitar lines. The production on this track is insane. At one moment, it’s like you’re in a grimy German disco looking for the next drink, the next you’re front and centre in neon-lit cult circle with Marr as the robed leader. It’s a ridiculously catchy track.
“Receiver” sounds like the opening to a David Fincher movie, utilizing the evil sounds of synthwave. A few seconds later the track brightens up with a phased, almost underwater, guitar tone. One might picture Marr on his back on the studio floor, closing his eyes, and manifesting the perfect guitar tone for this track. The song is about all of the information we has humans consume and “decode” on a daily basis. Also, Marr is not only a brilliant songwriter, but singer. His voice pairs perfectly with the nostalgic feel the song is going for.
The two EP closers, “All These Days” and “Ariel”, are probably the most Smiths-sounding tracks, with the jangly guitar hooks and fuzzy bass. On the surface value, yes they sound like riffs that could be on The Queen Is Dead, but the mixing and mastery of Marr’s studio work sets them apart. The acoustic arpeggio in “Ariel” is also reminiscent “The Killing Moon” by one of Marr’s counterparts, Echo & the Bunnymen.
There will most likely be some duds on the full LP, but if the sounds on Fever Dreams Pt. 1 are a prevue of what we can expect, the full LP should convey some of Johnny Marr’s best solo work.
 

Ketamine Sun

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JOHNNY MARR – FEVER DREAMS PT. 1​

· by Stephan Boissonneault

Johnny Marr, the man responsible for the guitar hooks—and let’s face it—the overall appealing sound of The Smiths, has been killing it after the 1980s British jangle pop band.
‘killing it’ ? killing what? his career after The Smiths?
He had a stint with The Pretenders, has worked with Talking Heads, Electronic, Hans Zimmer, Modest Mouse, and most recently, one of the biggest and youngest pop stars today—Billie Eilish—on the new James Bond title-crawler “No Time To Die.”
Many a stinking ‘stint’. The Stints ! :rolleyes:
Marr also has four solo LPs, not all of them hits,
No, really?
but his latest EP, Fever Dreams Pt. 1, a four-song teaser of his upcoming 2022 double album Fever Dreams Pt. 1-4, is one of the more memorable.

‘memorable’ ? it was just released. And this reviewer really thinks this EP is the most memorable thing Marr has done? Guess he doesn’t think very highly of his four other albums.
Marr has always been a stand-up guy when asked questions about The Smiths,

‘stand-up guy’ :sleeping:
a band who haven’t been around for almost 35 years, so it’s no wonder his own music is always compared to them.
Wait. Marr’s work is always compared to The Smiths because The Smiths haven’t been around for 35 years ?

And usually, the review is “it’s good, but it’s not The Smiths.”

He’ll never get out from underneath the shadow of The Smiths, no matter how much he tries (too hard) to make music that doesn’t sound like The Smiths.


But with Fever Dreams Pt. 1, Marr might finally be over the comparison.

Yeah, no comparison, because it can’t compete with his body of work in/as The Smiths.


The opening number “Spirit Power and Soul” is almost new-age disco, featuring layer synths, electronic drums, and a few minimal guitar lines. The production on this track is insane.

Oh yeah, really ‘insane’ really crazy good. Lol.

At one moment, it’s like you’re in a grimy German disco looking for the next drink, the next you’re front and centre in neon-lit cult circle with Marr as the robed leader. It’s a ridiculously catchy track.
o_O
“Receiver” sounds like the opening to a David Fincher movie, utilizing the evil sounds of synthwave.
like Trent Reznor?
A few seconds later the track brightens up with a phased, almost underwater, guitar tone. One might picture Marr on his back on the studio floor, closing his eyes, and manifesting the perfect guitar tone for this track.
Nah, he doesn’t do drugs anymore, unfortunately.
The song is about all of the information we has humans consume and “decode” on a daily basis.
cool.
Also, Marr is not only a brilliant songwriter, but singer.
o_O:laughing:
His voice pairs perfectly with the nostalgic feel the song is going for.

The two EP closers, “All These Days” and “Ariel”, are probably the most Smiths-sounding tracks, with the jangly guitar hooks and fuzzy bass.
Smiths ‘fuzzy bass’ ?
On the surface value, yes they sound like riffs that could be on The Queen Is Dead,
:squiffy:
but the mixing and mastery of Marr’s studio work sets them apart.

James Doviak should get credit also

The acoustic arpeggio in “Ariel” is also reminiscent “The Killing Moon” by one of Marr’s counterparts, Echo & the Bunnymen.
counterparts ?
There will most likely be some duds on the full LP, but if the sounds on Fever Dreams Pt. 1 are a prevue of what we can expect, the full LP should convey some of Johnny Marr’s best solo work.

should convey some of Marr’s best solo work in spite of some duds.
 

stux

Loyal fan
I tried to listen to this EP again last track. It is boring.

spirit is well produced, catchy and is a good listen but I was bored to tears by 15 seconds in to track 3. Monotone voice and musically dull. Sorry, I absolutely love Johnny for his work with the smiths, the the, modest mouse but this stuff is rubbish.
 

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Phranc & Open

Just another phranc!
On german rock (!) radio right now: Bigmouth - Beaten Generation - These Days! Even a nowadays music listener, with no knowledge about Johnny Marr's old activites has to admit, that the new song offers absolutely no reason for a replay. Lifeless and even his old trademarks barely visible. Sorry, I have a deep respect for him but musically this is really uninteresting and uninspiring.

How beautiful and catchy The The's "The beat(en) generation" sounds in contrast. Could have been a Smiths song.
 
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‘killing it’ ? killing what? his career after The Smiths?

Many a stinking ‘stint’. The Stints ! :rolleyes:

No, really?


‘memorable’ ? it was just released. And this reviewer really thinks this EP is the most memorable thing Marr has done? Guess he doesn’t think very highly of his four other albums.


‘stand-up guy’ :sleeping:

Wait. Marr’s work is always compared to The Smiths because The Smiths haven’t been around for 35 years ?



He’ll never get out from underneath the shadow of The Smiths, no matter how much he tries (too hard) to make music that doesn’t sound like The Smiths.




Yeah, no comparison, because it can’t compete with his body of work in/as The Smiths.




Oh yeah, really ‘insane’ really crazy good. Lol.


o_O

like Trent Reznor?

Nah, he doesn’t do drugs anymore, unfortunately.

cool.

o_O:laughing:



Smiths ‘fuzzy bass’ ?

:squiffy:


James Doviak should get credit also


counterparts ?


should convey some of Marr’s best solo work in spite of some duds.

Wow, you must have a lot of spare time! OK, now do this one too.


REVIEW: Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Part 1 EP

9/10​

October 20, 2021 Lori Gava Album Reviews
REVIEW: Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Part 1 EP

Admirers of legendary song craftsman Johnny Marr received a treat with his new EP Fever Dreams Pt 1. The EP follows up his 2018 studio album, Call the Comet and is a precursor to Marr's ambitious double album release for 2022. The four-song taster provides a peek into where Marr's mind space is at this point in his illustrious decades-long career. What's on offer is another stellar dose of trademark Marr guitar goodness moulded into electric soul anthems.
The takeaway from Fever Dreams Pt 1 is optimism in the face of long odds. The EP is an antidote to the cynicism of our age. The earlier released single, "Spirit, Power, Soul", displays an artist who has never forgotten how to write a great hook. The track is loaded with simply sublime sonics as Marr tips his hat to humankind's irrepressible endurance. He acknowledges the dark side of society while encouraging us to overcome the darkness.
The track is very much Marr's signature style providing excellent sonics as the sweetener while allowing the more profound meaning to seep in. "Receiver" starts heavier with a contrasting helium-filled vocal. Marr examines our unquestioning wiliness to take in all the faff the PR/ Marketing major media feed us. He stresses we need to question what exactly we are being sold. This is all wrapped up in the magnificence of Marr's hooky as hell guitar riffs and crisp production.
The release then explodes with "All These Days", where Marr's vocals soar. What becomes evident throughout the four tracks is gone are the days when Johnny was not as confident about his vocal skills. Marr becomes more confident about his vocals on each outing, and on this song, they are front and centre. The sonics are crystalline as he lays down some proprietary guitar riffs that would still completely fit on a Smiths release. Lyrically Marr stresses endurance and gets rhapsodical about the past while being on guard about what comes next.

The final track on this oh too short release is "Ariel". The track is best described as a breathtaking alternative ballad. Crunchy synths accompany another stunning guitar composition that could be about both star crossed lovers or sectarian/social division.
Fever Dreams Pt 1 does exactly what an EP should, leaving the listener anticipating the more extended play release promised in the new year. The cover reflects essential Marr, a man with his tools of the trade, a guitar and pedalboard proclaiming the return of this veteran virtuoso. If Fever Dreams Pt 1 is any indicator of what is to come, his fans and alternative enthusiasts are in for a treat.
 

Ketamine Sun

HANG THEM HIGH VERONICA
Wow, you must have a lot of spare time! OK, now do this one too.


REVIEW: Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Part 1 EP​

9/10​

October 20, 2021 Lori Gava Album Reviews
REVIEW: Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Part 1 EP

Admirers of legendary song craftsman Johnny Marr received a treat with his new EP Fever Dreams Pt 1. The EP follows up his 2018 studio album, Call the Comet and is a precursor to Marr's ambitious double album release for 2022. The four-song taster provides a peek into where Marr's mind space is at this point in his illustrious decades-long career. What's on offer is another stellar dose of trademark Marr guitar goodness moulded into electric soul anthems.
The takeaway from Fever Dreams Pt 1 is optimism in the face of long odds. The EP is an antidote to the cynicism of our age. The earlier released single, "Spirit, Power, Soul", displays an artist who has never forgotten how to write a great hook. The track is loaded with simply sublime sonics as Marr tips his hat to humankind's irrepressible endurance. He acknowledges the dark side of society while encouraging us to overcome the darkness.
The track is very much Marr's signature style providing excellent sonics as the sweetener while allowing the more profound meaning to seep in. "Receiver" starts heavier with a contrasting helium-filled vocal. Marr examines our unquestioning wiliness to take in all the faff the PR/ Marketing major media feed us. He stresses we need to question what exactly we are being sold. This is all wrapped up in the magnificence of Marr's hooky as hell guitar riffs and crisp production.
The release then explodes with "All These Days", where Marr's vocals soar. What becomes evident throughout the four tracks is gone are the days when Johnny was not as confident about his vocal skills. Marr becomes more confident about his vocals on each outing, and on this song, they are front and centre. The sonics are crystalline as he lays down some proprietary guitar riffs that would still completely fit on a Smiths release. Lyrically Marr stresses endurance and gets rhapsodical about the past while being on guard about what comes next.

The final track on this oh too short release is "Ariel". The track is best described as a breathtaking alternative ballad. Crunchy synths accompany another stunning guitar composition that could be about both star crossed lovers or sectarian/social division.
Fever Dreams Pt 1 does exactly what an EP should, leaving the listener anticipating the more extended play release promised in the new year. The cover reflects essential Marr, a man with his tools of the trade, a guitar and pedalboard proclaiming the return of this veteran virtuoso. If Fever Dreams Pt 1 is any indicator of what is to come, his fans and alternative enthusiasts are in for a treat.

Someone told me this new Marr single sounds like a song from Spongebob.

;)
 

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can anyone imagine releasing all this abysmal spongebob suco music at the
same time?(n)
the few :handpointright::guardsman::handpointleft: trolls would end up deaf due to caterwauling:rage:
a total katastrofa,shanda :hammer:
 

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