Frank Marino thread

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  1. Cropduster

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    Really one of the greatest guitarists ever to grace the stage. Mahogany Rush 1978 is just a powerhouse. Finn thing is that he was using Acoustic Solid State amps in those days and, to my ears, sound dead on Plexi. Also built a of of his effects.
    Listening to a 1974 YouTube interview where where he talks about LSD being what made him great! Wow.
     
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    FM&MR Live is one of the great live albums from the 70s.
    It should be in every guitarists music collection.
     
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    Saw him twice @ richmond coloseum around the time of IV and the live album. He probobly didn't open his eyes at either show.
    My high school hangarounds were all huge fans.
     
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    Total badass player, much more versatile than most.
    Man, mush have seen him close to a dozen times back in the day...
     
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    My first major concert as a teen. Fabulous. And didn't he use the SGs with the crappy "bent metal" vibrato system? How'd he get away with that?
     
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    My first real concert also.
    AMAZING!
     
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    For sure , might I add Real Live that came out in 2004 is also a must.
     
  9. Belmont

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    Franks brother Vince was living in Vancouver for a couple years, my drummer friend was hanging with him and was always wanting to set up some jams with him and asked me to play bass.
    being a massive Frank (and Vince) fan, I was obviously stoked.
    sadly it never happened though and I think he moved back to Montreal.
    I had a chance to buy one of Franks old cabs and chose a Hiwatt SE-4123 that the store also had instead, no regrets but it would have been cool to have one of Franks cabs.
     
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    Vince was non to shabby on guitar himself. That would have been tough living in Frank's shadow like that.
     
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    I agree with this!
     
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    Strange Universe was part of my soundtrack back in the Jurassic. Saw a killer FM&MR show in an ice arena in Mount Prospect, IL that was inspiring.
     
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    I do think Frank always used an old 100 watt Marshall in the studio in the 70's.

    Frank is a great producer as well!
     
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    I had a few of his LP's even early on. I bought Child of the Novelty when it came out. Saw him play at Winterland in S.F. even remember the date, 8/29/77. I was up really close to the stage to see how he played some stuff, the dude was blazing fast on that SG.
     
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    There's something special about that album.
     
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    He produced my cousins band "6 Was 9" in the 90's. It sounded killer.

    I visited his studio and had some great chats. I don't personally know him very well, but my best friend is a friend of his, in fact Frank used to repair his computers.

    A real mad genius.

    "King Bee" still knocks me on my ass.
     
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    One of my favorites , live version of Stories Of A Hero. Solo that starts at 6:00 has got a great blend of feel and flash. Just a great song all around

     
  18. Dexter.Sinister

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    Agreed. Frank got slagged by some for being a Hendrix/Trower cover guy around that time, but I don't hear it that way, myself. Strange Universe uses similar effects but :dunno always sounded like a great mindtrip for guitar lovers and the songs/compositions are cool. I can play it side to side (<a-hemh> wax tracks) in my head to this day. Likely influences what/how I play.

    Come to think of it, FM and Buck Dharma quite likely rewired my synapses and set me on a path. Hmm. Need to revisit that...
     
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    I've seen him at least a dozen times and he was my favorite player for a long time.

    Child of the Novelty in particular is a pretty direct Hendrix knock off. Even some the lyrics he seems to be saying he's Hendrix back from the dead. Before he plays Purple Haze on the live album he says "For those of you that dug us a long time before". He moved away from that after a while, but at least some of that criticism he brought on himself.

    Listen to this, listen to the lyrics and note the similarity to If 6 was 9.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUBzMSLiMwI
     

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