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Nov
08

a happy accident with johnny marr

Another “find” from my having to rebuild my iTunes library comes in the form of Johnny Marr and the Healers.

Shame on you if you don’t know of Johnny Marr from his groundbreaking work with the Smiths (look no further than the classic “How Soon is Now”)…

But more excusable is if you lost track of him since the Smiths breakup back in 1987. While he did join several bands, he also became probably one of the greatest and most famous session musicians in history.

For brief periods, he became part of The The and Modest Mouse, and also worked with the Talking Heads, the Pretenders, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Kraftwerk, Beck and Oasis (to name a few). He also started two bands of his own – Electronic, with Bernard Sumner from New Order and Johnny Marr and the Healers, his own band.

They only put out one album – Boomslang in 2003 – but I found it to be really solid and a good addition to the CD shelf. This is “Down on the Corner” from Boomslang (no, not a CCR cover)…

And just because The The (Matt Johnson’s ever-changing band) is one of my all-time favorites, here’s “Love is Stronger Than Death” from the Marr-era.

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