“I wanted to sound like an entire record when I played.
You got a sort of vocabulary in your guitar, you know. How to play how you feel. You can sort of express that, kind of voice it without all the hassle of turning it into words or concepts.
Do you know what I mean?
Music’s less, kind of, for me, you don’t have to translate to make a point. Or just, you don’t have to be making a point. You just kind of, like, it’s like turning your daydreams into sound.”
– Johnny Marr, talking about Rickenbacker and his guitar work in The Smiths. Apparently, repeated viewings of him layering the guitar of This Charming Man with a 4-track recorder are good for the soul. Oh, Johnny.