With a multi-dimensional career spanning game-changing works with The Smiths, and significant roles with Modest Mouse and as one half of Electronic (with Bernard Sumner), Johnny Marr, born on 31 October 1963, has become an era-defining guitarist. Across five decades of music-making, the best Johnny Marr guitar parts have seen him create entirely new styles of playing with his melodic, attitude-soaked arpeggios.
The guitarist has created many iconic guitar riffs. Here are our ten best Johnny Marr guitar parts.
10: Electronic: Make it Happen
From Electronic’s 1999 album, Twisted Tenderness, Johnny Marr’s guitar work creates a cross between the blues and electronic music, resulting in a futuristic sound. From the funky wah-wah riffs, to a stripped-back acoustic rhythm guitar, Make It Happen shows how the best Johnny Marr guitar parts are often multi-faceted.