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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    The Smiths are huge everywhere. 250 million plus listeners to There is a Light or This Charming Man. Only last week voted by Rolling Stone in their 500 greatest songs of all time. No Killers in sight. Commercially definitely a good move for Johnny but artistically not quite so. And as Amy said...
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    I love Johnny and saw him perform solo a good few times. He always plays Smiths-songs and gets the crowd going and singing along. Which is great, but doesn’t really help highlighting his own solo songs. Moz in his first years as a solo artist would never perform Smiths-songs, and certainly not...
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    It doesn’t and had he sung only solo-songs it would even make sense. But singing these classic songs as an opening act makes no sense to me. Can you imagine him singing There Is a Light during the Killers-Tour as an opening act? The horror. Even The Killers, as huge Morrissey and Smiths-fans...
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    Yes saw that, and it is great. But it should have been the headline act is what I am saying. Always. Just look at that crowd.
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    Yes it was a success and Johnny’s doing well as a solo artist. Not debating that. Just really sad to see him singing the greatest songs in history opening for bands like The Courteeners and the Killers… A bit like if George Harrison would have sung Beatles songs opening for Shed Seven.
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    It does make sense as Marr is not a new artist starting in 2013. He has been a huge part of one of the greatest bands in history and plays songs of said band. On a late afternoon when everyone is waiting for headliners The Courteeners… This is sad as both Marr and Moz are still alive and could...
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    It is a sad fact that the great Johnny Marr now plays second fiddle to the Courteeners of all people. Morrissey would indeed never accept that
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    Morrissey A-Z: "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

    Worse, these songs (this and Fatty) were unmarketable in the US. They had to wait for Tomorrow to make any sort of impact there. Which is a shame as he was at his peak in terms of popularity over there at this time. Still, I do enjoy it. Really fun song, great live, too, in Paris 1992, with...
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    Why is he playing in the afternoon? Who were headlining?
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    Exactly! If Johnny would once, once, come out in defense of Moz it would mean the world and could change everything but he stubbornly refuses to do so. A gentle tone of kindness for a start.
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    Johnny Marr / Instagram: "Back in the same spot 38 years later. Camden Electric Ballroom. 21st May 1983."

    Johnny should forget about the politics and just reach out to Moz. It’s Now or never…
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    Poll Riot Fest Setlist Predictions?

    Didn’t he once say Rick Ghastly? Would be nice if he mentioned it one form or another.
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    Poll Riot Fest Setlist Predictions?

    Maybe Never Gonna Give You Up?
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