Johnny Marr streams his live version of The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’

The track is the B-side to Marr's cover of Depeche Mode's 'I Feel You'

Johnny Marr has aired a live recording of The Smiths‘ 1984 track ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’.

The recording will be released as a seven-inch for Record Store Day 2015, which takes place on April 18, as the B-side to Marr’s cover of Depeche Mode‘s ‘I Feel You’. Listen below.


Speaking about the Depeche Mode cover, which is part of his live set, Marr recently commented: “I’ve surprised myself that it sounded so like me and my band. When you cover a song you have to bring something of yourself to it. I was playing it on tour, just in my dressing room, and it sounded good, and then I started to sing it and we worked it up in a soundcheck and played it immediately in the encore that night.”

He continued: “The first night we played it someone posted it on YouTube and it became really popular in the encore. Then the tour was over and I was invited to do something for Record Store Day and it was a really good fit. The song turned out surprisingly well. We managed to put our own twist on it, and I think make it modern.”

Marr and Paul Weller have discussed the possibility of working together on new music, following their recent onstage team-up in London.

The two guitarists performed together at a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall last month (March 27).

Weller told NME: “We’ve talked about working together for a long time,” with Marr adding: “We’d love to do it. We’ll do a single together at some point, definitely… I played with [Weller’s ’80s band] The Style Council hundreds of years ago when we were both children and then a few years ago in America, but this is the first time over here [in the UK].”