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Played at the Magic Bag last night in Ferndale

Mi and tore the roof off.He opened up with

what it seemed like a 20 min Voodoo Child.

3 hr's of none stop ass kickin guitar playing.

If anybody gets a chance to see him do it he's

playing better than ever.Btw he can kick ass playing jazz,and trust me he's not fak~ing it. :love::thu::cool:

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Originally posted by Caputo:

Man, I used to just sit there as a kid and cop the stuff off of the Live album all day

 

Big time Gold mine 'o Riffs

If you liked that album you would of love this show.I think his playing is much better today.
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Originally posted by Hound Dog:

Frank is a favorite of mine. He was even in GP a few months back! I'd love to see him now in a club setting.

Thats what it was about 300 people and that was packed.
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Wow :eek:sounds like a great time!

 

I read about how he caught wind of people talking about his music and wondering where he'd gone, how to find information and additional music... He was impressed with the new found interest and just decided to start the engine up again.

 

He can wind out like nobody's business. Tales of the Unexpected was my introduction to him and later on I picked up What's Next. Both are energy packed and great exercise for anyone who loves to chase other players about the fretboard.

 

He was also a stompbox freek. More pedals on the stage than you could count.

 

? Who was he playing with? Any of the original Mahogany Rush players?

I still think guitars are like shoes, but louder.

 

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Originally posted by Funkenjazzstein:

i have to plead total ignorance of frank and mahogany rush http://www.emotiondv.com/YaBBImages/embarassed.gif

 

sounds like i should check 'em out though!

he just released a double live album that's an excellent introduction ... for his older Mahogany Rush stuff, I recommend Strange Universe and the Live one.
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WHOA! I hope Frank Marino (our Frank Marino) doesn't get some "wrong-number" e-mails, etc. intended for the 'other' Frank Marino and decide that there's TOO much interest now and retire again... !! :freak:;):D

 

I also have heard too little of his playing; I'm particularly interested in his current live performances, he has stated that he's worked up some strong live/realtime "backwards" mojo technique, and I'd really like to hear that. Anybody know of any especially good recent LIVE recordings showcasing that?

 

Hey, I just did a little searchin', and it turns out that (besides "the Queen of Las Vegas") there's also another, bass-playin' Frank Marino (and his wife, Diane) that plays wedding-gigs and the like...

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I was a Frank fan back in the '80's. I think Juggernaut was his best album, though there's good stuff on World Anthem and Tales of the Unexpected.

 

Frank had some innovative stuff going on, like multi-fingered right hand tapping, playing entire lines and solos in pinch harmonics (Billy Gibbons on steroids :D ), sound effects with guitar (there's a track called "Guit War" with all sounds coming from tortured instruments and Fender Twins), and some pretty good song writing.

 

He gets slagged for doing too much Hendrix immitation, and for being a little bit on the hippy-dippy/spacey-spiritual side. He did grow up in the late 60's early seventies though, so he's probably no weirder than most from that era - must be the drugs ;)

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I remember him flipping out some comment like he was Hendrix re-incarnated (or to that effect) and crap started being tossed... Stuff like that is never forgotten... unfortunately... and we sometimes say things we regret... "I am the Walrus"

 

If Frank was doing a lounge act in Las Vegas it would have been a very loud lounge :freak:

I still think guitars are like shoes, but louder.

 

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The last thing I heard was a single from Juggernaut, Strange Dreams. It got some minor airplay. The melody stuck in my head like forever but the soloing on the song was dialed so far down that I took it as an indicator of the album (forerunner of the CD, for the youngsters) and kind of lost interest.

His comment about Hendrix was similar to what Robin Trower said, to the effect of `taking it one step further`. Well only history can judge that but he was one of the first players who made my jaw drop when I heard it-I had the album with `Dragonfly` on it.

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Frank is one of my all time favorite players. I have seen him in concert twice and both times he and his band were fantastic. The first time I was right in front of him. He was opening for Nazereth, my ears rang for about two weeks!

 

Go here for a great Frank Marino website with streaming audio of all his music available. :thu:

 

Enjoy!

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Originally posted by Dead Man's Shoes:

I remember him flipping out some comment like he was Hendrix re-incarnated (or to that effect) and crap started being tossed... Stuff like that is never forgotten... unfortunately... and we sometimes say things we regret... "I am the Walrus"

 

If Frank was doing a lounge act in Las Vegas it would have been a very loud lounge :freak:

I think it was his friends and the people around him would say things like that,but he never did

infact he hated that when people would bring that up.I'll see if I can find that interview where

he comments on that.

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I surprised that so many guys here aren't familiar with his stuff! He really is a great guitarist. I dont' know about any statments he made as a kid about Hendrix, but he covered a lot of Hendrix tunes and is clearly very influenced in about as much of a way as one could be. Trower is similarly influenced by Hendrix, as are so many others especially of that era and since.

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Originally posted by Dead Man's Shoes:

I remember him flipping out some comment like he was Hendrix re-incarnated (or to that effect) and crap started being tossed... Stuff like that is never forgotten... unfortunately... and we sometimes say things we regret... "I am the Walrus"

I remember reading that years ago. The guy's a good guitar player but he sure is a flake.
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Maxooom.

Originally posted by Billster:

He gets slagged for .... being a little bit on the hippy-dippy/spacey-spiritual side. He did grow up in the late 60's early seventies though, so he's probably no weirder than most from that era - must be the drugs ;)

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