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- DescriptionThe shimmering, muscular guitar pop of The Smiths shone like a beacon through the eighties as they took up the mantle of the best British band since The Beatles. Their unparalleled musicality inspired a generation of popular bands including Oasis, the Stone Roses and Radiohead. Johnny Marr was the genius behind that revolutionary sound. Manchester-born Marr has proved to be a gun-slinger without equal, a guitarist who rode the longest highways to find the most perfect sounds and who built the gilt-edged frames in which the lyrical portraits of co-writer Morrissey sat so perfectly. Whilst he may well be remembered forever for the haunting intro to 'How Soon Is Now?' Marr has t slowed down creatively, inspiring a generation of younger listeners through his work with The Cribs, and even working with Hans Zimmer on the stunning soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed blockbuster Inception. He remains as influential and important as ever - a true guitar hero. Filled with insight and musical lore, The Smiths & the Art of Gun-Slinging traces the incredible story of how the son of Irish immigrants rose to become the iconic architect of a new sound for British guitar music.
- Author BiographyRichard Carman is the author of Robert Smith: The Cure & Wishful Thinking and has contributed to more than a dozen music books on artists, including Dave Grohl, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shaun Ryder, and The White Stripes.
- Author(s)Richard Carman
- PublisherJohn Blake Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication05/11/2015
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMusic Press Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight272 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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