Johnny Marr’s face graced many a teenager’s wall as a member of iconic 80s band The Smiths. He deserved the accolades and adoration, too. His jangly guitar work was the perfect accompaniment to lead singer Morrissey’s brashly arrogant and intricate lyrics that became the soundtrack to a generation of disaffected teens.
While The Smiths’ lead singer Morrissey may be more well known for his later work, guitarist Johnny Marr has been keeping busy playing alongside indie darlings The Cribs and former indie darlings now mega-stars Modest Mouse.
What else has Johnny Marr been up to lately? Well, writing the theme song to IFC’s own The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for one. His song “Life Is Sweet” is featured in the show (which premieres October 1), but you can also listen to the track here:
David Cross and Johnny Marr are old acquaintances. Here they are covering U2’s “One”:
Not to leave you jonesing for The Smiths, here is their near-classic “Panic”: