Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke reunite onstage for a version of How Soon Is Now in Brooklyn

Well half the Smiths will be as good as it can get for fans of the that most literate of pop groups, when Johnny Marr, who is touring the USA invited his old compadre Andy Rourke onto stage to play bass with him at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The pair of them who have played together for years before the sMiths in the Freak Party romped through a great version of How Soon Is Now.

Marr invited the baseman on stage with the introduction…

“When I was 15, I formed one of the first bands with my best friends. He was at that time one of the best musicians I’d ever heard; we were just kids.

“Then in 1982 I formed a band in Manchester and I asked my best friend to come and play the bass with me, and he was still one of the best musicians I’d ever heard. And tonight, 30 years later, I’m gonna invite [onstage] one of my best friends in the world – and he’s still one of the best musicians I’ve ever heard.”

Despite this there are still no plans for the Smiths to reform…


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