John McGeoch

Real Name:
John Alexander McGeoch
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Scottish guitarist, born August 25 1955 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK, died March 4, 2004 in Launceston, Cornwall, England, UK.

Banshees' drummer Budgie wrote a text to honour him on the Siouxsie website, saying: "Without any disrespect to all the other guitarists we have worked with, none had the relaxed mastery and such a depth of expression as John McGeoch. No amount of scrutiny of filmed 'Live' performance tapes could reveal the subtle economy of technique that made an apparently complex phrase look so deceptively simple. Exasperated guitarists would often comment, "But his hands don’t even move!".
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Vocals

200385-I Secondhand Daylight — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Secondhand Daylight (Album) Virgin 200385-I Spain 1979 Sell This Version
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K-8019, VS 368 Sweetheart Contract — John McGeoch Magazine Sweetheart Contract Magazine - Sweetheart Contract Virgin K-8019, VS 368 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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VS 328 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) — John McGeoch Magazine Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Magazine - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)(7") Virgin VS 328 UK & Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
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V2156, V 2156 The Correct Use Of Soap — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap (Album) Virgin, Virgin V2156, V 2156 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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ST 29488 Waiting For The Floods — John McGeoch The Armoury Show Castles In Spain (as The Legend) and 1 more… The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone ST 29488 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
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50999 693265 2 3 Touch And Go : Anthology 01.78-06.81 — John McGeoch Magazine I Love You, You Big Dummy and 23 more… Magazine - Touch And Go : Anthology 01.78-06.81 (Comp) Virgin 50999 693265 2 3 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
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WIRED 1 Live And Intermittent (Restored And Remastered) (08.79 + 09.79 + 09.80) — John McGeoch Magazine Cut Out Shapes and 8 more… Magazine - Live And Intermittent (Restored And Remastered) (08.79 + 09.79 + 09.80)(CD, Mono, RM) Wire-Sound WIRED 1 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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WIRED 11 Satellite Sweetheart — John McGeoch Dave Formula The Anti-Hero Dave Formula - Satellite Sweetheart(CD, Album) Wire-Sound WIRED 11 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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OMNI-RSB 1 The Light Pours Out Of Me — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me(7", Ltd) Omnibus Press OMNI-RSB 1 UK 2022 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

VS 200 Shot By Both Sides — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Shot By Both Sides (Single) Virgin VS 200 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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2933 748 Real Life — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Real Life (Album) Virgin 2933 748 France 1978 Sell This Version
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2097 947 Touch And Go — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Touch And Go (Single) Virgin 2097 947 France 1978 Sell This Version
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VS237 , VS 237 Give Me Everything — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Give Me Everything(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin VS237 , VS 237 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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200385-I Secondhand Daylight — John McGeoch Magazine The Thin Air (as McGeoch) Magazine - Secondhand Daylight (Album) Virgin 200385-I Spain 1979 Sell This Version
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ADA 48 Tar — John McGeoch Visage Visage - Tar Radar Records (5), Genetic Records (2) ADA 48 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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VS 328 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) — John McGeoch Magazine The Book Magazine - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)(7") Virgin VS 328 UK & Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
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VS 321 A Song From Under The Floorboards — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - A Song From Under The Floorboards(7", Single) Virgin VS 321 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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K-8019, VS 368 Sweetheart Contract — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - Sweetheart Contract Virgin K-8019, VS 368 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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2059 249 Christine — John McGeoch Siouxsie And The Banshees* Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Christine (Single) Polydor 2059 249 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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2490 157 Visage — John McGeoch Visage Visage - Visage (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2490 157 France 1980 Sell This Version
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V2156, V 2156 The Correct Use Of Soap — John McGeoch Magazine Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap (Album) Virgin, Virgin V2156, V 2156 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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2442 177 Kaleidoscope — John McGeoch Siouxsie and the Banshees* Hybrid (as McGeoch) and 4 more… Siouxsie and the Banshees* - Kaleidoscope (Album) Polydor 2442 177 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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POSP 194, 2095 320 Fade To Grey — John McGeoch Visage Visage - Fade To Grey (Single, Maxi) Polydor POSP 194, 2095 320 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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PX-1-501, 2929 099 Visage — John McGeoch Visage Visage - Visage (EP, MiniAlbum) Polydor, Polydor PX-1-501, 2929 099 US 1981 Sell This Version
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JC 1 The Ballad Of Etiquette — John McGeoch Richard Jobson with Virginia* and Josephine* Richard Jobson with Virginia* and Josephine* - The Ballad Of Etiquette (Album) Cocteau Records JC 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version

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March 13, 2020
Possibly the best guitarist of his generation. Only Stuart Adamson comes close for me. Both taken far too young but fortunately for us leaving a body of work that will live on forever and simply gets better with age. True talent is timeless and they both had it in spades. Richard Jobson worked with the pair of these genius level artists and I'm sure he would agree. They broke the f**cking mould when they left us. We'll never see the like again. It was a privilege to have seen both of them perform live. John's work with 'The Armoury Show' is as near perfect as it gets for me. Incredible musician. Sorely missed. RIP John McGeoch