The Story Of The Marshall Amp

US Hour long documentary on iconic black box      22/12/22

Documentary fans rejoice as we have another in depth looks at some seminal gear, courtesy of the BBC's play it loud - The Story Of The Marshall Amp. The documentary goes into the history of the brand, it's iconic product range, and features interviews with rock legends like Pete Townshend, Lemmy and Slash. There's even an interview the 'Father of Loud' Jim Marshall himself! Here's more:

It all started in 1962 when drum shop owner Jim Marshall discovered the distinctive growl that gave the electric guitar an exciting new voice. Music got a whole lot louder as young musicians like Clapton, Townshend and Hendrix adopted the revolutionary 'Marshall Sound'. The electric guitar now spoke for a new generation and the genre of rock was born.

Soon Marshall stacks and walls were an essential backdrop of rock 'n' roll. The excesses of rock machismo were gloriously lampooned in the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap. In an extraordinary piece of reverse irony, it was this comic exposure that rescued the company from financial meltdown.

 

 

 

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