Craig Gannon

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Postby elko » Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:41 pm

Craig Gannon is a British guitar player, best known for being the second guitarist in The Smiths in 1986.

Gannon had already achieved some fame for his work with Aztec Camera before his work with The Smiths. When bass player Andy Rourke was fired from The Smiths in early 1986, Gannon was hired to replace him. Within a fortnight, however, Rourke was reinstated and Gannon moved to rhythm guitar, playing on the "Panic" and "Ask" singles and touring the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States with the band. Gannon also played on the scrapped single "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby", which was included on the The World Won't Listen compilation. After the tour ended in October 1986, Gannon was dismissed.

Post-Smiths, Gannon joined The Adult Net and The Cradle and played with former Smiths singer Morrissey on his debut solo gig and 1989 singles "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" and "Interesting Drug". That same year saw him sue Morrissey and Johnny Marr over the degree of his involvement in songwriting (notably for "Ask"). The matter was settled out of court for the sum of £48,000.

Discography
With The Smiths
Singles
* "Panic" (1986)

* "Ask" (1986)

Albums
* The World Won't Listen (compilation, 1987)

* Louder Than Bombs (compilation, 1987)
* Rank (live, 1988 [recorded 1986])
* Best...I (compilation, 1992)
* ...Best II (compilation, 1992)
* Singles (compilation, 1995)
* The Very Best of The Smiths (compilation, 2001)

With Morrissey

Singles
* "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" (1989)

* "Interesting Drug" (1989)

Albums
* Bona Drag (compilation, 1990)

* World of Morrissey (compilation, 1995)


(from explore-biography.com)
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Postby Noonan McKane » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:36 pm

I didn't know he'd played in The Adult Net.
That was Brix Smith's band, wasn't it?
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Postby elko » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:56 pm

Yep, and according to allmusic.com, Andy and Mike were also in it for a time, though I don't know when.
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Postby Noonan McKane » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:37 am

One of these days, I'm going to have to have a look at this 'allmusic.com'.
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Postby elko » Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:11 pm

I'm sorry, I mention it far too much I know, but it just has reviews of pretty much every album you can think of, as well as brief biographies and links to other similar bands and that. It's a bit American though, so the emphasis is on their shit bands.
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Postby Sweet and Tender Hooligan » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:29 pm

LOL nicely said dam yankees <!--emo&:P-->Image<!--endemo-->
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