"Johnny Marr says The Smiths had a “blind spot” of being obsessed with media and notoriety" - NME (July 5, 2021)

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"Particularly one certain member of the group"

Excerpt:

Speaking to Poet Laureate Simon Armitage for the new BBC Radio 4 series The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed, Marr said that the band could have done with “less” coverage at the height of their 1980s fame.

Discussing how it became their blind spot, Marr said: “I was in a very very big ‘music press’ band, which now I’m older I think we could’ve done with less of that.

“I wouldn’t say it was our downfall but I think it was a blind spot of The Smiths, being so occupied with the media and notoriety – particularly one certain member of the group. I think that could’ve been dialled down a bit and would’ve helped the group out.”


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NealCassidy

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Marr gigs are 90% people waiting for Smiths songs
 
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Vegan Cro Spirit 555

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Hang on now, just one second!! That's an outrageous statement!!
Hang on again - is it though? On second thoughts I have absolutely no idea what this means.

:rolleyes:

riiiiinnnggg :)blacktelephone:)

hullo, Hales Daily News, how can I be of assistance?

yes Im a secret informer with secret imformation you
may be interested in...

yes, we here at the Hale Daily News are bloodhounds, what
information are we talking about???

the legendary, the great Johnny Marr has been spotted
jogging in the main square...if you send your photographer
now, without delay, you may be able to snap a few.. you may
even become editor by having this exclusive.

spiffy, but can I ask you a question?

Yes go ahead.

Who is Johnny Marr?

who is Johnny Marr? are you fing kidding me? hes a legendeary musician.

Im afraid Ive never heard of him. what song is he famous for?

fing A, are you an imbecile? the Smiths, How Soon is Now FFS...

O the Smiths, Morrissey you mean?

No no NO NO. Johnny Marr, the guitar player.

(off mic: does anyone here heard of someone by the name 'Johnny Marr? You? No? Nobody?)

Sorry mate, nobody has heard of him here. He is jogging you say?

You buffoon. Yes hes jogging and your wanker of a paper can have an exclusive if you send your twithead photographer over the the corner of main street, hes standing there.

standing there, mate? i thought he was jogging?

yes he is jogging but hes currently warming his leg muscles. are you going to sent the fvcker to take the photos or does he have to stand there all day?

how would we know who he is? nobody here has heard of know of him?

you hopeless twat, by the wig, he has a huge wig. OK? is that what you wanted to hear? a HUGE WIG/ O and TATS TOO all over, you
docile imbecile now are you going to send the photographer?

sorry mate we cant afford a photographer we photoshop.

:hammer:
 

mozrebel

Junior Member
:rolleyes:

riiiiinnnggg :)blacktelephone:)

hullo, Hales Daily News, how can I be of assistance?

yes Im a secret informer with secret imformation you
may be interested in...

yes, we here at the Hale Daily News are bloodhounds, what
information are we talking about???

the legendary, the great Johnny Marr has been spotted
jogging in the main square...if you send your photographer
now, without delay, you may be able to snap a few.. you may
even become editor by having this exclusive.

spiffy, but can I ask you a question?

Yes go ahead.

Who is Johnny Marr?

who is Johnny Marr? are you fing kidding me? hes a legendeary musician.

Im afraid Ive never heard of him. what song is he famous for?

fing A, are you an imbecile? the Smiths, How Soon is Now FFS...

O the Smiths, Morrissey you mean?

No no NO NO. Johnny Marr, the guitar player.

(off mic: does anyone here heard of someone by the name 'Johnny Marr? You? No? Nobody?)

Sorry mate, nobody has heard of him here. He is jogging you say?

You buffoon. Yes hes jogging and your wanker of a paper can have an exclusive if you send your twithead photographer over the the corner of main street, hes standing there.

standing there, mate? i thought he was jogging?

yes he is jogging but hes currently warming his leg muscles. are you going to sent the fvcker to take the photos or does he have to stand there all day?

how would we know who he is? nobody here has heard of know of him?

you hopeless twat, by the wig, he has a huge wig. OK? is that what you wanted to hear? a HUGE WIG/ O and TATS TOO all over, you
docile imbecile now are you going to send the photographer?

sorry mate we cant afford a photographer we photoshop.

:hammer:
The main thing to consider is who are you? Why are you here? What is your purpose?
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH #FBPB
As are Morrissey gigs tbf. There's the front 2 or 3 rows, but every one else is a tourist or on a nostalgia buzz.
Assume you mean Smiths + early Solo. Marr is just Smiths .
 

mozrebel

Junior Member
Assume you mean Smiths + early Solo. Marr is just Smiths .
Define early Solo. Because his first foray was basically the Smiths sans Marr. But that's beside the point. I like Marr's new stuff more than Moz's lately. I liked Moz's new stuff a lot more then Marr's a while back. I fail to understand why Marr gets grief on here. Each to their own.
 
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Vegan Cro Spirit 555

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:blacktelephone:> rinnnggg

Hullo, Hale Daily News, can I be of assistance?

are you the same sad wanker that answered before?

well, yes

put the owner of this rag on NOW.

I am the owner.

an idiot like you is the owner. put on someone else, the editor.

we are a one man operation publishing once a month we are
not exactly the telegraph.

you stupid fvck. Johnny Fing Marr is out there running around
in your village and you wont cover it??

has a crowd gathered around him?

NO OF COURSE NOT BECAUSE YOU WONT
SEND SOMEONE TO COVER THIS MAJOR EVENT!:swear

ITS JOHNNY MARR:swear

JOHNNY FING MARR:swear
of COMB the COMET FAME! you docile potato farmer!

and he is about to pass out from exhaustion from running around unless you send a stupid photographer . WHAT THE F is WRONG WITH YOU??

DONT YOU HAVE AN IOTA OF SENSE!! JOHNNY FING MARR
IS JOGGING IN HALE:swear

ok we will send Jimmy Olsen to photograph the event. CLICK.

:hammer:
 
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Vegan Cro Spirit .888

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:rolleyes:

20 yr solo career for and nothing
to show for it but a dozen docile trolls inclusive
of JR and the MS- :hammer:
 
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