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Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths’ catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70 or so songs the band eventually issued were consistently brilliant — an idiosyncratic amalgam of character studies, political insight, and life-changing anthems for the eternal outsider. In Britain, they were… More »

Johnny Marr is, without question, one of the nicest guys in rock and roll. He’s also, without question, one of the most talented guitar players of all time. As a founding member of the Smiths, Marr helped change the face of English rock music forever and created a signature guitar style that would influence a… More »

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Strangeways, Here We Come Turns 25

The Smiths commenced recording their fourth (and ultimately final) full-length knowing the title of the album and little else. Still, the band possessed such a…
Brad Shoup | September 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm
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Watch Johnny Marr On Portlandia

Johnny Marr is the latest figure from the rock world to drop into this season of Portlandia, joining the ranks of Isaac Brock, Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 2:51 pm
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Best Coast & Johnny Marr – “In Your Sleep”

Betheny Cosentino’s in that rarified place where she’s both on elder rock champions radar and also in their Fave Five. (We’re still making “Fave Five”…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2011 - 10:44 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm
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Thom Yorke, Johnny Marr Dis Prime Minister

A lot of people don’t like British Prime Minister/Conservative leader David Cameron, who’s leading the country’s coalition government while the UK tries to dig itself…
jessica | December 2, 2010 - 6:05 pm
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The Cribs – “Housewife” Video

The Cribs were in Grant Park this weekend, though I saw the band at a tune-up show the night before at the Cubby Lounge, at…
Amrit Singh | August 10, 2010 - 11:01 am
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Hans Zimmer & Johnny Marr Perform Inception

Inception had its Hollywood premiere last night at Mann's Chinese Theatre, and composer Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr were on hand to perform its score.
jessica | July 14, 2010 - 5:47 pm
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Meat Is Murder Turns 25

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album's title track on the…
brandon | February 9, 2010 - 8:38 am
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New Cribs Video – “We Share The Same Skies”

As far as wish fulfillment goes, the Jarman bros are second to nobody. Form a band, get a record deal, work with a range of…
Amrit Singh | November 16, 2009 - 3:24 pm
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New 7 Worlds Collide (Ed O’Brien/Neil Finn/Jeff Tweedy/Johnny Marr) – “Bodhisattva Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point most fans of Radiohead are aware that 7 Worlds Collide is a true-to-the-definition supergroup involving all the people listed in the above…
brandon | August 31, 2009 - 10:00 am
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New Cribs Video – “Cheat On Me”

A couple of weeks ago Zane Lowe premiered the Cribs' "Cheat On Me," the second track from the Brits' forthcoming fourth album Ignore The Ignorant.
brandon | August 3, 2009 - 3:24 pm
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Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup

As we told you this past fall (and again, later), Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway rejoined ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of…
brandon | July 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm
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New Cribs – “Cheat On Me”

Our recent Cribs Progress Report came complete with opener “We Were Aborted” (and 100% more Johnny Marr). You’ll hear Ignore The Ignorant’s second track “Cheat…
brandon | July 13, 2009 - 10:05 am
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Progress Report: The Cribs

NAME: The Cribs PROGRESS REPORT: Wrapping up recording on their fourth album, Ignore The Ignorant (out 9/7), with new band member Johnny Marr. Recorded at…
jessica | July 6, 2009 - 4:16 pm
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Jeff Tweedy Covers Radiohead

Yesterday we got a rare glimpse of Phil Selway singer-songwritering at one of the 7 Worlds Collide shows in Auckland this week. As mentioned, the…
Amrit Singh | January 8, 2009 - 10:25 am
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Johnny Marr Joins The Cribs

Last time we heard from the Jarmans they were on stage with Lee Ranaldo in Brooklyn. Now, according to this NME video interview with frontma…
brandon | August 26, 2008 - 3:49 pm
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R.E.M. “Fall On Me” In Chicago With Johnny Marr

R.E.M.'s doing that national tour with the National and Modest Mouse these days. And there has been a rather awesome development of late. We've highlighted
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2008 - 3:36 pm
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Tony Hawk Interviews Isaac Brock And Johnny Marr

On the new site ShredOrDie — a member of the OrDie Network — skating legend Tony Hawk (did he ever find Animal Chin, btw?) interview…
brandon | February 22, 2008 - 10:07 am
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Separate Ways, Here We Come

One from the archives! There's a lot going on in this shaky clip of the Smiths at London's Brixton Academy in 1986. A fan po…
Stereogum | August 3, 2007 - 3:50 pm
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Jeff Buckley Covers The Smiths

Few artists could sustain the sort of rarity scrounging posthumous repackaging treatment Jeff gets -- but naturally we've bought just about every boxed set/live show/remastered…
Stereogum | May 2, 2007 - 6:43 pm
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