Ex-Smiths guitar hero Johnny Marr will be released a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘I Feel You‘ for Record Store Day 2015, on the 18th of April.
The cover will be backed by a live recording of The Smiths classic ‘Please, Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want’. Speaking to XFM, the Manchester guitarist spoke of his reasoning for covering the song:
“I was playing on my guitar backstage, in the dressing room, and the band kind of joined in,” Marr told XFM of ‘I Feel You’. “It kind of sounded like it suited my band really.”
I’m guessing we got some of it wrong, in doing it our own way. But that’s a good thing I think, when you tackle someone else’s song… you have to respect it in the first place to like it.”
He added “For the longest time I meant to get around to listening to Depeche Mode’s version in case I was getting any of the words wrong but it turned out I knew it really rather well.”