Johnny Marr & The Healers - Free Christmas (instrumental)
Earlier this year, Johnny Marr announced he was leaving The Cribs after a three-year stint with the band, and said he’d be re-focusing his efforts on writing and recording new solo material with his band The Healers. Today we see the first results of that, via a free Christmas song named “Free Christmas,” naturally that the ex-Smiths guitarist is offering up to fans.
UPDATE: Johhny Marr BBC 6 Music Vinyl Revival (18/12/2011)
Johnny reveals how he first bonded with Morrissey over a box of 7 inches, the start of a great songwriting partnership that would create classic hits over The Smiths' five year lifespan. Throughout his music career, Marr has challenged his skills as a player and a composer and drawn on a diverse gallery of influences. He reveals some of acts he has "borrowed" riffs from.
The Animals — Its My Life
T. Rex — Metal Guru
N.F. Porter — Keep On Keeping On
The Smiths — Sweet and Tender Hooligan
The Marvelettes — You’re the One
Magazine — Shot By Both Sides
Arturo — E Type Hard On
Mina — Se Telefonanando
Modest Mouse — Dashboard
Iggy & The Stooges — Penetration
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