Video — August 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

Watch Johnny Marr and Robyn Hitchcock play ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’

Robyn Hitchcock and Johnny Marr

Saturday night, Johnny Marr brought a special guest on stage for the encore of his concert in Portsmouth, England: Robyn Hitchcock, who helped Marr perform the Smiths classic “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” and Hitchcock’s own “Tell Me About Your Drugs.” Video of the “Please, Please, Please” performance — featuring a lengthy guitar duet between the two at the top — is now available via corlessi.

Check it out below:


Johnny Marr and Robyn Hitchcock, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK, 8/2/14




  1. Is it just me or does Robyn Hitchcock remind anyone else of James May from Top Gear?

    • Scott Stalcup

      You’re not wrong. Especially with the shirt. Mind, after Goodnight Oslo, Robyn WOULD know the Norwegian for “Oh Cock!”

  2. If he wasn’t continually watching the changes from johnny and if johnny didn’t have to keep him on track vocally, it might have been a little better. no offense.

    • Yeah, wow–how dare Robyn not prepare–for weeks (months?)–to do this surprise performance of some younger band’s songs. And what a bleepin’ TeaParty apology–No offense, mate–it’s a;; offense. Jeesh, Bruno–own your spittle, By the way, tit, did you notice the whole video was recorded on a phone?

      The Smith’s mafia will never fail. Robyn Hitchcock has written twice, no, thrice the songs those slints have put out.

      Bruno. You so disappoint your avatar with your soft, fecklessness. I bet you have one.

  3. Is it me, or does Robyn look like Budgie now with that hair?! Well done.. And just like the original Doors members pairing up with Ian Astbury, Robyn Hitchcock playing with Johnny Marr would make for a great Smiths “reunion” (minus Morrissey).
    I’m going to go listen to “Queen Elvis” now and slap that cassette into the hifi, like it’s still 1989. *nods mentally*

  4. Arguably better audio on this version:
    Lovely version! Cheers!

  5. Johnny Marr and Peter Hook should join The Pretenders.

    • Scott Stalcup

      Brilliant! *standing ovation* Took me a second. Thought for a second you were wishing both of them would overdose.

  6. A general note to commenters–most of the people (I think) at this site, are here because we were there when this music began–and we still love it. And, we adore the fact that younger fans are making it clear that we knew was true–late 70’s–80’s punk–post-punk–indy music is as good, if not better, than what came before.

    But please stop bashing musicians because they’ve aged! Shock–it happens. We get fat! Our hair turns gray and falls out. Seriously, a huge percentage of comments on this site just bash the way people look. Hitchcock doesn’t look that much different than he did 20 years before. He’s been wearing the nutty shirts for forever. C’mon, play better. Be a fan.

  7. Whereas Morrissey can still deliver the goods:

  8. I’ve never seen James May and Robyn Hitchcock in the same picture before. And they ARE about the same age…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *