Johnny Marr on his Top 5 Vinyl

Made in Manchester: Johnny Marr interview - Iggy And The Stooges

Iggy And The Stooges  Raw Power (1973)
“This is the one I’ve never veered from and it’s still the yardstick for what rock can be and what it can measure up to. I still listen to it a few times a year.”

Made in Manchester: Johnny Marr interview - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) (1966)
“Essentially, they were a great singles band. This was the cool record your friend’s parents had.”

Made in Manchester: Johnny Marr interview - Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield Greatest Hits (1979)
“All of those singles put together really add up to an amazing body of work that defines a time. I was lucky to grow up with all of those songs around me, like All I See Is You, Little By Little and I Only Want To Be With You. They are powerfully and dramatically sung by one of the best.”

Made in Manchester: Johnny Marr interview - Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks Another Music In A Different Kitchen (1978)
“I bought this record the day it came out, after school. I went into town and got the original silver plastic bag it came in. They were already an exciting prospect, not least because they came from my hometown. This was the Manchester of my teenage years: it was modern, tough, androgynous, exciting and underground, but successful – that’s the template for a lot of Manchester music.”

Made in Manchester: Johnny Marr interview - Paul Davidson

Paul Davidson
Midnight Rider (1975)
“This is the first single I put on my jukebox when I bought one about 10 years ago. It has one of the best guitar solos of all time for me.”

Richard Purden