Monday, 15 September 2014

Track Of The Day: Johnny Marr - 'Easy Money'

Johnny Marr's second solo offering 'Playland' arrives in record shops in October 6, and follows hot on the heels of last year's solo debut 'The Messenger'. And although 'Easy Money' hardly wins maximum points for originality and has a riff that bears a great deal more than a passing resemblance to that of Modest Mouse's 'Dashboard', it's an addictive singalong that bodes well for the former Smiths guitar legend's second solo LP.

"I like the idea of sneaking a serious concern into the mainstream, disguised as a big pop tune," Marr told Rolling Stone magazine. "The riff was so catchy and infectious that I wanted it to be about something that appeared to be trite but was actually quite universal. Money is a preoccupation of everybody, and it took me quite a long time to write something that appeared to be simple. If you were to ask anybody in the City what they're after, essentially the root of it is money. It's the age-old thing of people thinking that it will make us happy."

Johnny Marr tours throughout October. He will play: 

Lincoln The Engine Shed (October 13)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (14)
Bexhill De La Warr (15)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (17)
Cardiff Great Hall (18)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (20) 
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (23)
Bath Pavilion (24)
Manchester O2 Apollo (25)
Glasgow O2 Academy (27)
Newcastle O2 Academy (28)
Leeds O2 Academy (29)

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