Johnny Marr’s Healers – The Last Ride

Single Review by Mark Bayross

Speeding out of the speakers like a Ferrari with its brakes cut comes the first single from the legendary Johnny Marr and his band The Healers.

It’s a heady rush of driving bass, courtesy of former Kula Shaker Alonza Bevan, funky drumming from Zak “Son of Ringo” Starkey and, of course, the kind of six-string skill that has made Mr. Marr famous. The whole glorious sound is polished off with an electronic sheen not unlike Primal Scream’s “Xtrmntr”, giving it an ultra-modern, hedonistic, rollercoaster feel.

What’s more, curious Smiths/Electronic/The The fans will finally get to hear Johnny Marr sing.

5 stars

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