Unauthorised item in the bagging area

Friday, 30 December 2016

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy were mates from Wythenshawe, south Manchester before either of them got famous. Billy, a few years older, sold Johnny his first amp and gave him a pink shirt stuffed in the back of the amp that Johnny had been pestering him about. Marr formed The Smiths (Duffy having introduced him a couple of years earlier to Morrissey at a Patti Smith gig at the Apollo). Duffy became guitar-slinger in The Cult. The picture above shows the pair reunited in 1990 backstage at a Depeche Mode gig at a baseball stadium in L.A. Electronic were about to play support, despite not having worked out how all the songs went. The pair recorded a cover version of Ennio Morricone's famous spaghetti western theme in 1992 for an NME cassette celebrating the music paper's 40th birthday, the two duelling it out over a drum machine.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly


thewalker said...

Ahhhh, I love this version.

I have this on the vinyl version of:

Which also has some gems such as:
Vienna Curve - I Feel Love, Manic Street Preachers doing the MASH theme (Suicide Is Painless), A tripped out cover of Vienna by Vic Reeves (responsible for more than one 4am dose of insanity over the years...)

But best of all - Welfare Heroines' "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?".

Swiss Adam said...

Was a strange comp, very scattershot with an interesting hit and miss ratio.

Swiss Adam said...

Now they give the NME away free in Top Man.

drew said...

The Fall's cover of Legend of Xanadau, down there amongst the worst shite they ever did.