Two of The Smiths reunited to play, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ at a show in Brooklyn.
Johnny Marr invited Andy Rourke onto the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and told the crowd: “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 reuniting onstage with Rourke, however, Marr still insisted he had no intention of reforming The Smiths. “I’ve probably been asked about a reunion about 8,936 times. I don’t mind, though. I can understand people asking it, even if they’re not actually listening to the answer. I also don’t want to be impolite. I must just start saying ‘Google it’ when people ask me that.”
by Wallace McTavish