Thursday, 5 April 2012

Loud and proud

Jim Marshall passed away today, on behalf of my battered and abused eardrums I'd like to offer him a for once silent thanks.

17 comments:

Vinogirl said...

Funny, I was just looking at Vinomaker's Marshall practice amp yesterday morning and thinking, amongst other things, how cute it is.
He's probably jamming with Johnny Ramone as I type :)

DirtCrashr said...

Godspeed on vibrating strings and pulsating vacuum tubes...

Electro-Kevin said...

NOOOO !

To be honest I'm a Roland man nowadays.

It's the compactness of their gear.

The Marshall AS 50 is a great acoustic amp but a little too big by today's standards.

My amp packs similar volume but goes in a small bag and runs off 6 AA batteries.

Thud said...

Kev, I had a a Roland chorus back in the day, a very distinctive sound.

About Last Weekend said...

I have to say was not acquainted with him, but now I am...is he responsible for head banger music or the whole slew, I like it all. The Father of Loud, love that. From now on I will call myself mother of loud.

Thud said...

ALW, a good name for you! He was pretty much responsible for making rock happen on a live basis...the poor old Beatles couldn't be heard.

Thud said...

ALW, a good name for you! He was pretty much responsible for making rock happen on a live basis...the poor old Beatles couldn't be heard.

Electro-Kevin said...

Thud - A lot of it is to do with valve technology. A good Marshall with valves in it can't be beat.

The Beatles were into VOX (Rickenbackers, Gretsch - shit like that) And no-one was listening to them anyway - pure hysteria.

Give me a 50s Fender Strat or a Gibson LPaul/SG through a Marshall stack anyday.

Thud said...

Ek.... I loved my LP customs but my Gretsch 6120 took some beating.

Scrobs... said...

Whatever happened to Vox...

Thud said...

Scrobs...the ac30 was a great bit of kit but tended to self destruct when driven at high volume.

Electro-Kevin said...

6120 - Brian Setzer ?

I played a Deusenberg recently. I'm not an electric player but ... lurvly.

Thud said...

EK... Brian Setzer a fav of mine but Eddie Cochran was my original inspiration hence the 6120. Your skills put mine to shame but I made up for lack of talent with enthusiasm and volume...well thats my excuse.by coincidence I have been considering releasing some old stuff of mine on itunes later this year, unreleased stuff I recorded for warner bros plus john peel sessions etc, a mid life crisis my be beckoning.

DirtCrashr said...

Oh DO put it out! Amazon or iTunes, sell some swag, or swagger!
I'm jealous - totally bozo-inept musically and have trouble even playing the radio.

Electro-Kevin said...

Didn't know you were that good, Thud.

Love to hear it.

Thud said...

Kev,on a good day we where average but getting paid to be a muso and getting to play with good friends made for a good time

phlegmfatale said...

Ah, bless 'em. There are worse ways to have lost one's hearing.