He said that Buzzcocks, Kinks, Magazine and The Animals were the British music icons that still inspire him today, while ‘Jeepster’ by T.Rex was the first song that he played on repeat.
Marr added that ‘Raw Power’ by Iggy & The Stooges was his favourite album, ‘All Day And All Of The Night’ by The Kinks was the song he wish he’d written, and Savages, Telegram, Man Made, Thee Oh Sees and Holy Fuck were his five favourite new bands.
As well as slamming Donald Trump, NME Godlike Genius Marr recently sought to distance himself from former bandmate Morrissey’s past comments in which he appeared to be in favour of Brexit and Nigel Farage. Last month, Morrissey caused controversy among many of his fans when he hailed the Brexit result as ‘magnificent’ – and called Nigel Farage a ‘liberal educator’.
“I always forget about that,” replied Marr. “That’s just stuff that I hear second hand. If it is the case that he’s pro-Farage, then there would be a slight drawback in that I think, as anyone can imagine.”
In the past, Marr has also spoken out against former Prime Minister David Cameron – slamming him for his ‘inhuman’ treatment of disabled people, as well as ‘forbidding’ him from liking his supposed favourite band The Smiths.
Meanwhile, Marr recently released his acclaimed autobiography ‘Set The Boy Free’.