Friday, June 2

Johnny Marr - Bath Pavilion, UK 2014

Bath Pavilion
Bath, England
October 24, 2014
audience recording (sound quality VG++; so impressive, this could be mistaken for an FM-sourced recording if it weren't for crowd noise, which is fairly minimal)
01 Playland
02 Panic (Smiths song)
03 Upstarts
04 Easy Money
05 Twenty-five Hours
06 New Town Velocity
07 The Headmaster Ritual (Smiths song)
08 Back In the Box
09 Speak Out Reach Out
10 Generate! Generate!*
11 Bigmouth Strikes Again (Smiths song)+
12 Boys Get Straight
13 Word Starts Attack
14 Candidate
15 Getting Away With It (Electronic song) 
16 There Is a Light That Never 
     Goes Out (Smiths song) 

17 Still Ill (Smiths song)
18 Dynamo     
19 I Fought the Law (Crickets cover)
20 How Soon Is Now? (Smiths song)

*Generate! Generate! is aborted mid-song as Johnny calls out misbehavior in the crowd
+30-second cut in Bigmouth Strikes Again due to taper's mic becoming unplugged

SAMPLE: "New Town Velocity" (live in Bath 2014)

Johnny Marr - the hands that rock the house

TREMENDOUS THANKS to Petrock2000 & MonsterH for sharing. Artwork is mine.

ROB SEZ: I've always been bowled over by Johnny's guitar playing and song-writing talent. After reading his autobiography, I was moved to find an excellent live show to share here. For those who think the bloke can't sing, you might want to check the sample. His vocals have improved quite a bit since he started touring intensively some years ago, fronting his own band. In case you haven't noticed, he still writes great songs. Errata: date on artwork is in error (date at top of post is correct) and venue name has a spelling error. Oh well; can't be perfect all the time...


FLAC lossless files
This official live recording from 2015 is excellent.
Learn more about Johnny Marr's music at 
his official site, FB page and Wikipedia


  1. Johnny Marr - Live In Session 2013 & 2014

    KCRW Radio FM broadcast
    Santa Monica, CA
    Nov. 18, 2013

    (delayed remote live with audience session from Apogee Studio, Los Angeles, CA)

    AIRED: Monday November 18th, 2013

    FM recording

    KCRW preview: Legendary guitarist for The Smiths, Johnny Marr recently performed several classics plus some of his new songs in the intimate setting of Apogee Studio. We broadcast highlights from the evening on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

    01 (=Intro=)
    02 Upstarts
    03 Sun And Moon
    04 New Town Velocity
    05 Lockdown
    06 (=Interview=)
    07 The Messenger
    08 Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
    09 Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
    10 How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)

    A pre-recorded and edited session.

    The Band:
    Johnny Marr - Vocals / Guitar
    James Doviak - Guitar / Keys
    Iwan Gronow - Bass
    Jack Mitchell - Drums


    THANKS & PRAISE to Nibbler for sharing.

    BBC Session, Laura Laverne Show 2014-10-06 (digital FM)
Live at Maida Vale Studio 3, London, UK; October 6, 2014. Excellent digital broadcast.

Track 04. Speak Out Reach Out
Track 05. Easy Money
Track 07. Generate! Generate!
Track 08. 25 Hours
Track 09. Candidate
Track 11. Still Ill
Track 12. Getting Away With It

    BIG THANKS to smiler40 who recorded and shared the show at Dime and to BIGOZINE for re-sharing

    MP3@320 (2014 session @224kbps)


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