Johnny Marr Invites Robyn Hitchcock Onstage for a Smiths Classic
At a concert in Portsmouth, England, over the weekend, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr invited Robyn Hitchcock onstage to lend a hand on the encore. Together, the two legends performed the Smiths‘ classic ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want.’
The pair gives the song a fairly long intro, with both artists weaving in and out of each other with guitars before Hitchcock steps up for the vocal. He manages to capture the feel of the original, while adding his own unique voice to the song.
The band then jumps in and takes it into full flight. The pair also performed a version of Hitchcock’s 1986 track ‘Tell Me About Your Drugs.’ You can watch video of the Smiths song above.
This isn’t the first time the two British music legends have crossed paths. Marr wrote the music for the song ‘Ordinary Millionaire’ from Hitchcock’s 2010 album ‘Propeller Time.’ Hitchcock wrote the lyrics to that one. Check it out below:
In the meantime, we’re eagerly waiting for Marr’s second solo album, ‘Playland,’ which is due for release in October, and a new Hitchcock album, ‘The Man Upstairs,’ which hits the streets at the end of August.