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Jim Marshall, creator of the Marshall amp, dies aged 88
Guardian ^ | 05 APR 12 | Michael Hann

Posted on 04/05/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by Drew68

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To: AGreatPer
Marshall Amps were OK but their speakers always sucked.

You don't like Celestions? C'mon! LOL! Greenbacks were perfect!

Though I'm also a fan of those Fane speakers that Dave Reeves put into his Hiwatts. And then there's Eminence... Pretty much these were the three giants of guitar speakers.

51 posted on 04/06/2012 8:37:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Captain Beyond

I have yet to own a Marshall amp, even though almost every guitarist I consider an influence on my style (or that I ever stole a lick from) used Marshalls at least occasionally. My rig is a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, and while I lament the fact that it doesn’t do that thick, crunchy distortion of a good Marshall amp, there ain’t a Marshall in existence that can match its clean tone (oddly, that was what sold me on the HRD, even though I don’t play clean very often).

As a point of interest, Jim Marshall’s very first amp was in most respects a copy of a ‘59 Fender Bassman. The difference in tone came from the differences in his components versus those that Fender used.


52 posted on 04/06/2012 8:51:37 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: Drew68; Grizzled Bear

A lyrical tribute via BOC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQqfegOZ_X0

“The Marshall Plan”

In a dark horse town, in the middle of the west
Where Friday takes so long to arrive
Johnny wakes up dreaming and turns on the radio

The he jumps up playin’ his guitar in the mirror
Starts his day with a rock and roll pulse
Tonight’s the night that Suzy and he
Are goin’ to a rock and roll show

Tonight, I’m gonna see some rock and roll
Yeah, my favorite group is playin’
Tonight, I’m gonna see some rock and roll

Well it’s showtime, and he’s caught up in the crowd
He hates the crush, but he loves the music loud
He reaches out, but Suzy’s disappeared,

Now Johnny’s standin’ on a corner, after the show
Lookin’ for his Suzy dear
But there goes his Suzy in the band’s limousine, yeah
Well that’s the way it goes at these rock and roll shows

That’s the way it goes
It’s rock and roll
Well, that’s the way it goes
It’s rock and roll

Now Suzy’s gone, and Johnny hears a thunder
As he rolls another number and he counts
He counts the times he’s dreamt himself to be the hero

‘Cause then when Suzy (was a bore??)
He’s heard about adventure
As he looks into the mirror now he knows
He must be the star and play guitar like thunder
And find Suzy at his rock and roll show

Boy, if I only had a good guitar and a big amp
Boy, it wouldn’t be somebody else takin’ my girl away
I tell ya, I know what I should do
I’ll put an ad in the paper, and get a few other guys
Who wanna play as much as I do
I tell ya, I ain’t playin’ no surf music
I’m gonna play some heavy music
I’m gonna play bad, I’m gonna play loud
I know just what I want it to sound like
It’s gonna sound like, it’s gonna sound like -

(...guitar solo...)

This is Don Kirshner
And tonight on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert
A new phenomenon in the music world
With six million albums to his credit in just two short years
My good friend, here’s Johnny

Now Johnny became a legend in his time
Found it easier to live in pain
Half-a-hero in a hard-hearted game

Now it’s showtime, and he’s caught up in the glow
He hates the rush but he needs the music so
Still he reaches out, but Suzy’s disappeared
Well that’s the way it goes at these rock and roll shows
It’s rock and roll

That’s the way it goes, it’s rock and roll (repeat)

“Cities On Flame (with Rock And Roll)”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OBs6S1lW_Q

My heart is black, and my lips are cold
Cities on flame with rock and roll
Three thousand guitars they seem to cry
My ears will melt, and then my eyes

Let the girl, let that girl, rock and roll
Cities on flame now, with rock and roll

Gardens of nocturne, forbidden delights
Reins of steel, and it’s alright
Cities on flame, with rock and roll
Marshall will buoy, but Fender control

So let the girl, let that girl rock and roll
Cities on flame now, with rock and roll

My heart is black, and my lips are cold
Cities on flame with rock and roll
Three thousand guitars they seem to cry
My ears will melt, and then my eyes

So let the girl, let that girl rock and roll
Cities on flame now, with rock and roll

RIP

Sal
[who once enjoyed the show perched atop Buck’s Marshall stack at a WV roadhouse]


53 posted on 04/06/2012 9:04:46 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Drew68

LOL


54 posted on 04/06/2012 9:09:00 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Wurlitzer

You may be surprised to find out how many metal bands there are who want their sound to be heavy enough, but crisp and clear with top-notch production.

Here’s something from Brazil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gxH05P-aRM

The album is a concept album about the creation of the Earth and humanity.


55 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

That Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is a sweet rig. Congrats on that. I have played through one a couple of times and loved what I heard. I have a Fender EC Trem for switching things up for practice. But for me I just perfer that raw Marshall sound and when I need to go clean I have the old reliable pedal board and great mixer system for the high flying solos and the soft parts when I need it. It kinda defines my sound for playing if you understand what I mean.

A few months ago I came in possession of older Hiwatt Amp from a friend that didn’t need it anymore and man can that bady dirty things up. It is a lot of fun to fool around with.

Love Zappa btw.
Montana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZA9Jv3qH0

Another favorite of mine is Zomby Woof. Just love that dirty rift in there. You go through the scales learning this song it rocks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksnwEsPKO5s


56 posted on 04/06/2012 10:59:25 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Salamander

Thanks for posting that I was looking boths of those up when I came back to the thread and saw it. Good Job nicely done Sir!

I just love the middle part after the bridge when Blue Oyster Cult does the “Smoke On The Water” rift (That launched a Hundred Thousand Guitars) then the one of the coolest song and guitar solo climaxes at:
tell ya, I ain’t playin’ no surf music
I’m gonna play some heavy music
I’m gonna play bad, I’m gonna play loud
I know just what I want it to sound like
It’s gonna sound like, it’s gonna sound like -

(...guitar solo...)
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Go Guitar Solo!!! I love that part.
For me that is quintessential heavy metal rock-n-roll music that I love.

On Hevay Metal-The Black and Silver I love the screeching feed back chord pull they do in that song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozgd-MMmZGg&feature=fvst


57 posted on 04/06/2012 11:15:46 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

You’re quite welcome.

[and I’m a Metal Ma’am, not Sir]

LOL

Oddly enough, possibly my fave BOC song is “The Golden Age Of Leather”. [or “Astronomy”. I can never decide]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDgJpQZae0E

Funky cool screaming solo.

What more could I ask?

[and I could easily turn this thread into a BOC fest in a heartbeat]...LOL


58 posted on 04/06/2012 11:35:44 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Salamander

Your welcome Metal Ma’am. LOL (sorry about that)

I know what you mean on BOC love fest. I am already got my BOC MP3 file going. I spent a whole summer with a BOC song book and it was awesome. Golden Age of Leather -Killer- tune. Thanks for that.

For me it is between the live version of ME-262 from “On Your Feet Or On Your Knees”(One of the most awesome album titles ever) especially when they bring it home from the break and Rock the living molten metal out it at the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgRdz3p5Voc

Then there is the live version of E.T.I from “Some Enchanted Evening” Love the jam add on for that one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mDROfRCUG0

Then there is whole catalog of BOC songs lol I love.


59 posted on 04/06/2012 11:54:19 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Salamander

Oh and BTW “Raise Your can of beer on high and seal your faith for ever!”


60 posted on 04/07/2012 12:02:22 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

Ooops that should be fate sigh*


61 posted on 04/07/2012 12:04:01 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

That’s okay...truly, our best years have passed us by.....LOL

One of my biker jackets has the flaming Chronos symol with “Our Best Years Have Passed Us By” and “The Golden Age Of Leather” as rockers.

[Die hard fan, much?]

;]


62 posted on 04/07/2012 12:18:26 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Captain Beyond

“On Your Feet Or On Your Knees”(One of the most awesome album titles ever”

*And* one of the best gatefold covers.
[yes, I kept all my vinyl]..;]

I would *so* love to slap you on the back of my bike and take you on a 1000W quadrophonic, sub-woofered, pitch dark back road ride some night.

DFTR is transcendant when you’re in the middle of nowhere and a full moon is rising over the mountains...and the intro begins.

[moon crazy, summer of changes...]

;D


63 posted on 04/07/2012 12:24:49 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Salamander

Your are too cool. That has to be one awesome jacket to see. Die hard fan here for sure. Rock on Sister! 8-)


64 posted on 04/07/2012 12:25:28 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

If you aren’t already aware, the finally re-released “Imaginos” on CD.

Awesome.

As if you didn’t think I was already mad, all of my Ibizan Hound’s registered names begin with “Desdinova’s ___________”


65 posted on 04/07/2012 12:28:31 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Captain Beyond

Ever heard this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edXuzE8zcuc

Or this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_k1ncbxE08


66 posted on 04/07/2012 12:32:39 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Captain Beyond

Back atcha!

BOC: On tour forever!

To show you what great guys they are, the last time I saw them in MD, somebody pick-pocketed the tour shirt I’d bought out of the bag was carrying.

The show was over and the roadies were packed up but we went back to to see if we could buy me another one and some guy went in their tour bus and came back out with a shirt...which they gave to me.

[spend enough time hanging on the edge of the stage and they start to recognize you]

LOL


67 posted on 04/07/2012 12:39:56 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Salamander

“I would *so* love to slap you on the back of my bike and take you on a 1000W quadrophonic, sub-woofered, pitch dark back road ride some night.

DFTR is transcendant when you’re in the middle of nowhere and a full moon is rising over the mountains...and the intro begins.

[moon crazy, summer of changes...]”

That would truly be Some Enchanted Evening. 8-) I bet “The Vigil” is wicked through that sound system or “The Sun Jester” and “Let Go”. Would love to hear “Black Blade” throgh that system all the quad on that would be awesome.

BOC You Can be Whatever you want to be, You got the Power, We Got The Key!!!

BOC - Let Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTtImX3hNaQ

BOC - The Vigil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFXXQYPB8A0

BOC - The Great Sun Jester
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYg3vvVwj4Y&feature=relmfu

BOC - Black Blade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCxL3-Fl7bM


68 posted on 04/07/2012 1:43:47 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Salamander

Thanks for the update on “Imaginos”. Under rated CD for sure plus Heaven Forbid is very underated also IMHO.

BOC - See You In Black
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7oRU-zErEA&feature=relmfu


69 posted on 04/07/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Salamander

Good catch thanks for those. :)


70 posted on 04/07/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Salamander

That was great of them to give you the shirt. BOC Rock Forever.


71 posted on 04/07/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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