Bloodlust ballet

“John’s approach to playing helped define an entire genre of music that came after punk,” says his biographer Sullivan-Burke. The simplicity of his playing, combined with a technical ability that never veered into needless virtuosity, inspired many from 1990s American grunge and alt-rock to British pop. “He chose very simple lines over anything bombastic,” Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera once said. “He was kind of a guitar antihero, the song came first and he tried to complement that.”

Aus Anlass einer für nächsten Monat angekündigten Biografie würdigt der Guardian den Gitarristen und unsung hero of the post-punk era John McGeoch (Magazine,Visage,Siouxsie & the Banshees,PIL): ‘Invention, grace and bloodlust ballet’: post-punk guitarist John McGeoch