I know that the guitar style of Johnny Marr is much admired
I know that the band were very successful in their time but I have never understood their music content ( not to be confused with questioning their appeal /success......I have no view on that one way or t'other )
Well , You know how "show-tunes "often don't sound" right " ;
.....like the words don't fit properly or there is no determinable meter .....in fact, like the lyricist and the Tunesmith never actually met or heard what each other did until somebody sang it in the show !
I happened to listen to "How soon is now " on the radio and realise that the music in the background and the sung tune don't really have any common theme.........a bit like poetry being spoken over music .
I get that was probably the left field appeal of Mssrs Smith
but , am I right or is it too clever for me ?
I can't help but wonder that when he sings it does he ever sing it the same twice and is there a relationship /motif in the relationship between the music and the vocal or is it kind of ad-lib
Could somebody else carry the tune if they were called upon as a vocal stand in ?