“I don’t think there’s any guitar playing in history that stands above that”: John Frusciante, Johnny Marr, Radiohead and the Edge rank him among their favorite players – now underrated guitar hero John McGeoch gets the spotlight in new documentary

John McGeoch
(Image credit: Dave Formula)

John McGeoch – the hugely influential and yet, somehow, massively underrated electric guitar talent behind a string of iconic ’80s alternative acts – is the subject of a new documentary, The Light Pours Out of Me.

Currently raising funds over on Kickstarter, the movie aims to tell the story of the innovative Scottish guitarist who performed on an astonishing run of key albums for UK post-punk acts, including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Magazine and Public Image Ltd.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.