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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Still Feel The Rain


Sometimes a fringe and a denim jacket is all you need. Johnny Marr's been all over the media recently including here two days ago. His guitar playing was all over other people's work too, occasionally during his time in the The Smiths and then especially in the years afterwards. In full flow in the years after the split he recorded impossibly funky Nile Rodgers style guitar onto Still Feel the Rain by Stex. I've got a real softspot for this single and even with that very 1990 drumbeat this song still sounds good today. The Grid were involved in a remixed version on the 12". Difficult to believe this wasn't a massive hit.

Still Feel the Rain

In the video the fringe and denim jacket have gone, replaced by a crop and baggy white sweatshirt and jeans. Time moves on, never stand still, keep looking forward and all that.

4 comments:

The Swede said...

I either missed this one completely or have somehow forgotten all about it. Very nice. As you say, hard to believe that it wasn't a hit.

Brian said...

The book is on my Christmas list. Fingers crossed. Marr's name pops up everywhere, doesn't it? Might be a series.

Echorich said...

Sometimes a song just sticks with you...Still Feel The Rain is one of those...

thenewvinylvillain said...

As with the Swede - I missed out on this altogether back in the day. If I'd known about it then it would likely have made the Johnny Marr ICA a few months back. Can't believe daytime radio passed on this.....