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Johnny Marr names solo LP

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Johnny Marr

Most famous, obviously, as the one time guitarist for The Cribs, with whom he parted ways last year (but still those ‘full Cribs line-up’ reunion rumours continue to linger), Johnny Marr has since opted to make his solo debut. It’s in the shape of a self-made (ie sung, played and produced by Marr) long player titled ‘The Messenger’, and will be released on 25 Feb 2013.

“It is late in the day to be making my [solo] debut, [but] I didn’t want to be in someone else’s band at this point”, says Marr, who recorded the LP in Berlin and Manchester. “In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I’ve been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn’t necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both”.

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