120 Minutes Rewind, Video — June 9, 2017 at 10:03 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to this Kevin Seal-intro’d segment on Johnny Marr  — “1987’s most controversial and most sought-after guitarist,” Seal proclaims — that aired in the months following the dissolution of The Smiths.

Here, Marr talks about his time in that band, his guitar style, his playing in The Pretenders and his appreciation of The Edge’s signature guitar style. He then wraps it up with an amazing turn of phrase, listing off his favorite pastimes, then adding, “aside from that, I just like to cool out, big style.”

Watch it below via uploader MrPhilrand.






  1. Marr was far and away the most compelling component of the Smiths.

  2. I love, when he was asked, were he got the idea of how to play “How Soon Is Now”, he said even I don’t know how to play like Johhny Marr plays. That’s so Zen.

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