Johnny Marr

Marr's Guitars

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ISBN: 9780500026328
Autorius : Johnny Marr
Leidimo metai: 2024
Leidėjas: Thames and Hudson
Puslapių skaičius: 288
Leidinio kalba: Anglų
Formatas: Kieti viršeliai
A great book fascinating' Jools Holland, Later With Jools Holland, BBC2

'If you are even remotely interested in guitars or the geniuses that play them you have to get a copy of Marrs Guitars. A lush, mouthwatering masterpiece of a book' Shaun Keaveny

'A guitar book for people "who wouldnt normally have guitar books"' Daily Mail

'What a love story this book is. The electric guitar - the greatest weapon ever given to the working class' Gary Kemp

'Marrs Guitars is not just a love-letter to Marrs beloved instrument; its a historical reference' Paste magazine

'A book for Marr fans, for Smiths fans, for fans of guitars, but also for appreciators of art and photography' SPIN

'Eye candy for music fans of all kinds ... Marrs recollections transport the reader to a different time' Forbes

A stunning photographic presentation of the guitars that defined the distinctive sounds and style of Johnny Marr with personal reflections and insights from the legendary guitarist himself.

'Guitars have been the obsession of my life ... theyve been a mission and sometimes a lifeline' Johnny Marr

The guitarists guitarist, Johnny Marr redefined music for a generation. His ringing arpeggios and chordal innovations helped elevate The Smiths to be one of the most influential and important British bands of all time.

Tracing Marr's career from his teenage years to his recent work on the Bond soundtrack, Marrs Guitars showcases the most significant of Marrs superb collection of electric and acoustic guitars, revealing through them the evolution of his iconic sound and style of playing. Each guitar is identified with a crucial moment, a specific song or a particular sound, and each embodies a key aspect of Marrs lifelong passion.

Renowned photographer Pat Graham presents each instrument as a full portrait, supported by micro shots highlighting the specific details that make each one unique, while Johnny Marr himself reveals in his accompanying commentary on what tracks and at which shows the guitars were played. Many of the guitars are closely associated with Marr, such as the Rickenbacker 330, the Gibson ES-355 and the Johnny Marr Signature Fender Jaguar. Some were passed down to him, including Nile Rodgers Stratocaster, Bryan Ferrys Roxy Music Hagstrom and Bert Janschs Yamaha. Others are guitars once owned by Marr that have since been passed on to the next generation of guitar heroes, including the Stratocaster used by Noel Gallagher on Wonderwall and the Gibson Les Paul Goldtop used on In Rainbows by Radioheads Ed OBrien.

Punctuating the photography of the guitars and the accompanying commentary are contextual studio, backstage and onstage shots. Together, they make Marrs Guitars a unique cultural history of modern music and guitar playing told through the prism of Johnny Marrs experiences and achievements.

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