Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher, when he was in his 20s, had arrived at Johnny Marr’s house back in the day. The Oasis star received a record from Marr.
Marr recently joined in for an interview on the Broken Record Podcast, and it found him digging into his past and huge body of work with other artists via Music Radar.
It’s clear that Marr’s love for playing guitar hasn’t wavered since his youth. Throughout the last four decades, he’s taken inspiration from three important guitarists but has added his own distinct style to the mix. Williamson’s work with The Stooges had so much impact on Marr that when he first met fellow Mancunian Noel Gallagher, before Oasis, he was quick to turn him onto his influence too.
“When I first met Noel Gallagher he was young… I was pretty young myself – maybe 26/27. The first time he came to my house that was the first record I gave him, he wasn’t aware of it.”
Marr also revealed it had been his old friend Billy Duffy from The Cult who had told him about The Stooges’ Raw Power after remarking that a riff the teenage Marr had written sounded like the song Gimme Danger from that album.