Wednesday, November 27th, 2002
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
I think it’s sort of inevitable that I approach this release with some trepidation. While one of my all-time guitar heroes, Marr’s post-Smiths work has been spotty and the Healers stuff I have heard was underwhelming. I don’t know what I expect from Marr… obviously it’s unfair to want the second coming of the Smiths, but as I recall this stuff sounded pretty trad rock, Oasis-like.
I will definitely give the new stuff a listen, won’t say I’ll rush out and buy it on the day of release or anything, but I will give it a shot. I was listening to the last Electronic album this weekend… again, I probably have unrealistic expectationst but I would have liked to think that Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr could come up with something less patchy than they did.
I probably hold my heroes to too high a standard.
As for the show, I don’t know if I’ll be going – it’ll probably be a bunch of middle-aged mooks shouting out requests for Smiths stuff, anyway. And that I do not need.
np – Galaxie 500 / This Is Our Music